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Project Manager

  • Permanent
  • Brighton, UK
  • 18621

Project Manager
Salary negotiable upon experience plus excellent benefits and relocation support

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 set in 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 listed 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 support project teams on significant projects across the University Estate. This unique client-side project management role 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 £5m to significant projects in excess of £10m.

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 estate projects. 
The candidate brochure can be viewed at

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 confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors at The Management Recruitment Group: Charley McCarthy ( or Nick Coppard ( Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to Charley McCarthy and Nick Coppard.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th November 2023.

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

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