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Technical Asset Manager

  • £60,000 - £70,000
  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 16840

University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the leading infrastructure and services partner to UK Universities, is seeking to appoint a Technical Asset Manager to join its Asset Management Team.


UPP is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, operating over 36,000 rooms in partnership with 15 world-leading universities across the UK. We have launched our ambitious Building Futures strategy and are mobilising to deliver this at pace.


The Technical Asset Manager will lead asset management delivery at University campuses across UPP’s portfolio of partners focused in London and the Southeast, specifically planning and delivering life cycle and asset replacement programmes, delivering refurbishment, modernisation and sustainability projects as well supporting defect management.  You will lead on intelligent asset management planning, including condition analysis and data gathering on the estate, analysing trends, and working on options appraisal to inform long and short term investment strategies.


We are seeking an individual with experience of asset management/building surveying activities including whole life costing, condition analysis and asset replacement planning and delivery, together with the technical and commercial understanding of the procurement and management of strategic maintenance and refurbishment projects and programmes. Experience of working on a portfolio with comparable characteristics to the one found at UPP would be particularly advantageous, as would a technical background and professional qualification in the construction industry.


The role requires excellent communication skills both externally with clients and internally, with the ability to lead teams, manage multi-disciplinary consultants and work with stakeholders across the business.


This is an exciting time to join a commercially focused, high performing, customer and results oriented organisation that operates with energy, pace, and passion – and a to play a key role ensuring that UPP provides high-quality, industry-leading facilities.  To learn more the candidate brochure can be viewed at


UPP is an inclusive, flexible and supportive employer (we have the Investors in People Gold Accreditation) that offer comprehensive employee benefits (pension, medical, 29 days holiday plus bank holidays and many other perks including access to our UPP Rewards portal, offering discounts from a variety of retailers, restaurants gyms and more), in addition to competitive base salaries and bonus potential. 


For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisors Nick Coppard ( and Ben Duffill ( and at MRG on 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to and   All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to MRG.


Closing date for applications: 1st May 2022

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