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Associate Director Real Estate Development – Cost and Control

  • £80,000 - £90,000
  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 19260

Associate Director Real Estate Development – Cost and Control
£80,000 to £90,000 plus excellent benefits

King’s College London is seeking to appoint an Associate Director as the cost and contract specialist for its Real Estate Development Team.

King’s College London is rated among the world’s top universities and ranked sixth in the UK for the quality and quantity of its research activity. Since its foundation in 1829 King’s has defined itself in terms of its service to society, and it now has some 29,000 students and more than 8,000 staff members.

King’s Strategic Vision 2029, will take the University to its 200th birthday, and has pledged that its staff and students will continue to help make the world a better place. King’s has four Thames-side campuses within a single square mile in the heart of London. The College has a prestigious and diverse estate portfolio which includes the historic Strand Campus (encompassing the East Wing of Somerset House), state of the art research and teaching facilities at the Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Denmark Hill campuses and modern teaching, residential and commercial accommodation at Waterloo.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Portfolio Management, the Associate Director of Real Estate Development – Cost and Control will take the lead role in ensuring that King’s achieves an exceptionally high level of value from its continued investment across its real estate portfolio. 
 Key responsibilities include oversight of all contractual and financial aspects of project delivery – budgeting, forecasting, cost control reporting and supply chain management; leadership on procurement strategies; and acting as the lead commercial professional to advise on commercial best practices and risk across the team and wider organisation. 

We are seeking an individual with experience in a cost and commercial management role in a relevant context and with a proven track record for ensuring value for money from large scale real estate development programmes. 
Able to work at a strategic level, you will have the ability and experience to initial and implement strategies and processes and take a holistic view to the programme as well as being agile enough to undertake more project related activities such as option appraisal, cost planning, procurement and reporting activities. 

The role represents a unique opportunity to take a strategic client-side role on one of the more diverse and large-scale real estate portfolios in the London market. 

The Candidate Brief for the role can be viewed at 

For a confidential discussion and the full job particulars please contact our retained advisors Charley McCarthy ( and Nick Coppard (

Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th July 2024

Equality of Opportunity is College Policy

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