Head of Projects Capital Development
Head of Projects (Capital Development)
Head of Projects
Your New Company
Staffordshire University is a great place to work. We care about our people. We reward hard work. We also celebrate diversity and individual success. And although our history dates back over 100 years, you'll find that we are progressive and forward thinking.
Staffordshire University are transforming its campus to become a vibrant and welcoming place to work, study, live and visit. We are currently developing a new exciting masterplan that will reflect our 2030 strategic vision to become a leading digital university that includes a number of exiting projects such as our new GBP40m catalyst building. To help deliver this ambition the Estates team need to recruit a experienced Head of Projects.
Your New Role
The purpose of the role is to support in the strategic leadership and effective management of the Estates Department and to take responsibility for the leadership of delivery of capital projects.
A critical part of the position will be to ensure the team maintains its focus on delivering key University objectives and adopts a proactive, customer focused approach in the delivery of services which support high quality environments for students, staff and other stakeholders.
A key requirement will be the ability to develop the in-house team of 6 in addition to managing commissioned projects, delivering a strong sense of leadership.
The role holder will be required to travel between university sites (Stafford, Lichfield and Shrewsbury) on occasions, however the position will predominantly be based at the Stoke campus.
In order to be considered for the position, you must have proven experience in delivering complex capital projects where there is often conflicting project demands. Alongside this, you must be educated to degree level in a construction and property discipline (e.g. Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Building Surveying, Engineering, Project Management etc). An additional professional qualification such as MRICS, MRIBA, MCIOB, MCIBSE is essential.
You will have the ability to prioritise complex and often conflicting project demands ensuring appropriate risk management techniques are implemented. You will have the ability to communicate complex information to a range of audiences and stakeholders effectively using a variety of mediums. You will also possess the ability to develop new working methods, providing novel and imaginative solutions to improve work procedures and culture and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage and influence at all levels, both internally and externally. Finally, you will have excellent organisational skills with experience of managing multiple programmes of work with competing deadlines and challenging budgets.
If you're ready to make a difference in Higher Education, be ambitious, brilliant and innovative, please apply now and join a team who are helping to transform our University Campus.
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Staffordshire University are working exclusively with Hays Specialist Recruitment. For more information about their current vacancies please visit our dedicated recruitment microsite at jobs/staffordshire-university.
Hays have been retained for this recruitment project. Any 3rd party or direct applications will be forwarded to Hays as part of the campaign.