Assistant Director, Project Mobilisation

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one the UK’s most successful Universities.  The UCL Estate comprises over 200 buildings valued in excess of £2 billion, more than four million square feet of academic accommodation and c 4000 student bedrooms. The scale, variety and complexity of the estate are unparalleled in the sector. UCL Estates is responsible for managing the delivery of an Estate Strategy with a capital investment programme in excess of £1.25 billion over the next ten years, with projects ranging in scale, complexity and value (from £100k to £500m).

Based on the requirements to deliver UCL’s projected £1.25 billion capital programme UCL Estates is embarking on a period of transformation to ensure that the Estates Development and Major Projects teams are resourced and organised in line with best practice and the scale of what needs to be achieved.  We now seek to recruit a team of five key senior professionals who will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery and mobilisation of major capital projects and/or a range of complex capital and small works projects including new build, refurbishments and improvements across the UCL estate.

The Assistant Director, Project Mobilisation will take responsibility for leading and managing the mobilisation and transition (soft landings and assurance) of major capital projects and a range of complex capital and small works projects including new build, refurbishments and improvements across the UCL estate.  The postholder will ensure that all projects are developed, delivered and brought in to operational service with the highest levels of assurance thus ensuring high standards of quality, safety, communication, stakeholder experience and customer delight.

Candidates for this role will possess demonstrable experience in mobilisation and transition of major capital projects across a busy estate.  Strong strategic planning skills are required including particular capability in monitoring, risk management, reporting and auditing.  It is anticipated that potential candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work positively and effectively across a broad range of stakeholder groups.

The role attracts a competitive salary and excellent benefits including 41 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and closure days), a generous pension scheme, personal and professional development support and health and wellbeing benefits.  Further information on the details of the benefits of working at UCL can be found at

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Michael Hewlett ( or Sian Gardiner ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0208 892 0115.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 1st October 2017.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at these levels.

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