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Project Manager

  • Permanent
  • Brighton, UK
  • 17661
The University of Sussex is seeking to make the appointment of a Project Manager to support on the delivery of estate improvement projects across its campus portfolio.

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, Sussex is a successful, growing University with a top-20 place in the major UK higher education league tables.  The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in Falmer, to the east of Brighton and Hove.  It is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a core heritage estate designed by Sir Basil Spence.

Over the past two decades, Sussex has doubled in size in terms of activity, with the University trying to accommodate this growth within its existing constrained campus.  The University has therefore developed a £300 million masterplan – a programme of investment to modernise and improve the campus so that we can provide the best facilities for our students, academic and professional staff, and the local community.  Investment in estate infrastructure is a key enabler in this. 

The Project Manager will lead on brief development, design, procurement and project delivery on minor to mid-sized projects or provide lead support on large, significant projects across the University Estate. This is a unique client-side project management role that will give the post-holder great experience across a diverse range of projects.  The role will give the University the capability to deliver best value for money and design quality, ranging from minor projects at circa £0.1m to schemes up to £5m and above. 

Successful candidates will have gained recent experience in a project management role with responsibility for managing refurbishment, redevelopment and new build projects.  We are seeking a customer focused individual who has strong interpersonal skills and the stakeholder skills required to lead internal stakeholder groups as well as a number of external delivery partners.

If you are a Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager from an architecture, surveying, construction or engineering background this is an excellent opportunity to develop your career leading a range of projects. 

The University offers a compelling employer proposition including a positive approach to flexible working, significant investment in staff wellbeing and development, a very generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance, and access to campus facilities.  There is also relocation support available for individuals seeking to relocate to the region to take up the position.

For a briefing call please contact our retained advisor Nick Coppard ( or Shoro Omotosho ( on 07706332749 of The Management Recruitment Group (MRG). Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to

Closing date for applications is 05th February 2023.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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