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Estates Project Manager

The Open University
Milton Keynes
£42,149 to £50,296
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Estates Project Manager

Unit: Estates

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296

Location: Milton Keynes

Permanent, Full time

Closing date: 20 October 2021 – 12:00

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

Estates is responsible for the management and development of University premises in Milton Keynes and its National and Regional Centres. We have a position for a Project Manager where we are seeking an experienced, proactive client focused construction Project Manager to join our Estates team to achieve the OU’s operational and strategic objectives.

As a Project Manager you will be responsible for the effective management of construction projects from inception through to completion, engaging with all areas within Estates and colleagues across the University in delivering a full range of major and minor projects, major maintenance and engineering projects and carbon reduction projects.

Skills and experience

This role will suit you if you:

  • Are fully conversant with all aspects of managing a full range of new build / refurbishment projects with a strong track record of successful delivery
  • Have proven experience and knowledge of construction Health & Safety and the CDM Regulations.
  • Possess the ability to develop and implement a wider range of strategic plans and policies, possession of vision and strategic awareness

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term, including 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days, an attractive pension proposition and free parking on campus.

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered.

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • CV
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure that your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for Estates Project Manager, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.


Remember to attach your CV and Personal statement as ONE DOCUMENT. 

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You can view your application communications on the Candidate portal

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Closing date: 20 October 2021 by 12:00 noon

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