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Head of Project Services

Heriot-Watt University - Estates

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £66,857 to £75,328 Grade 10, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 3569

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Head of Project Services to join us, providing strategic leadership and professional management of the planning, development and delivery of capital property projects and space management across the UK University Campuses. Reporting directly to the Global Director, Estates & Facilities (GDEF), you will lead the Project Services team of professionally qualified project managers together with multi-disciplinary consultancy teams to develop and implement the development framework and capital projects delivery strategy to meet the needs of the University strategic plan.

You will undertake the planning, development, and project management of estates capital projects to enable the delivery of the University Strategic Plan and best possible facilities outcomes for stakeholders, users and enhancement of student experience; while developing sector best practice project management processes and procedures for capital projects delivery and advising University Senior Management accordingly, and effective financial management in accordance with University procedures and the exercise of professional skills to ensure optimised value to the University in the delivery of a range of projects, from £200k up to c£35M per project.

You will have substantive experience of the major project management sector Including experience in senior management roles; with proven professional experience and skills to implement strategic procedures and processes for optimised project delivery resulting in significant programme and financial value benefits to the University; along with extensive experience in producing optimised design quality outcomes to enhance user experience of facilities. Clear ability to build relationships with Senior Management and External Governance Members to advise on strategic project and estate management issues and acts as first call and point of reference for all stakeholders on capital project issues is also essential.

At Heriot Watt we are passionate about our values and look to them to connect our people globally and to help us collaborate and celebrate our success through working together. Our research programmes can deliver real world impact which is achieved through the diversity of our international community and the recognition of creative talent that connects our global team.

Our flourishing community will give you the freedom to challenge and to bring your enterprising mind and to help our partners with solutions that can be applied now and in the future. Join us and Heriot Watt will provide you with a platform to thrive and work in a way that also helps you live your life in balance with well-being and inclusiveness at the heart of our global community.

Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities.  Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all.

Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our University community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/equality-diversity.htm and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers https://disc.hw.ac.uk/

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Closing Date: 11th March 2024

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