Assistant Director, Capital Projects (˂£5m)

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 estates 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, Capital Projects (<£5m) will lead an in-house team of project managers in the design, contract administration and project management of a diverse range of refurbishment and fit-out estate development projects typically ranging from £100k to £5m in value.  Projects will span the entire breadth of the UCL estate portfolio and will mostly consist of technically complex projects delivered in live environments.

Candidates for this role will have a proven track record of leading the delivery of a complex portfolio of minor capital projects across a technically complex, multi-site estate portfolio.  Experience of managing a team of in-house professionals in the design and contract administration of complex refurbishment, fit-out and alteration projects would lend itself extremely well to this role.

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 Ben Duffill ( or Marcus May ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0207 959 2368.  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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