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Senior Project Manager (Life Sciences)

  • Permanent
  • Brighton, UK
  • 17769

The University of Sussex is seeking to make the appointment of a Senior Project Manager to lead an emerging major programme of work that will deliver state of the art academic and research facilities for its School of Life Sciences.

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 North 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. 

Reporting to the Head of Capital Projects and as the project lead for the Life Science Programme, the Senior Project Manager will lead this hugely important portfolio of projects from brief development and design through to construction and successful delivery.

We are seeking an individual that has demonstrable experience of leading complex, phased development refurbishment programmes in a comparable context. The School of Life Sciences possess several very important, multifaceted stakeholder groups, therefore, in order to  successfully deliver the project the role will suit an individual with excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, and who is passionate about delivering complex life sciences facilities. 

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.

The candidate brochure can be viewed here.

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) on 07896 079 495.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to and  

Closing date for applications is 5th March 2023 

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

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