Estates Manager (Major Projects) X2 required by a large public body based in Belfast
Your new company
Queen's University Belfast are working in partnership with Hays Specialist Recruitment to appoint a number of new key strategic roles within their Estates Directorate team including X2 Estates Managers (Major Projects).
This is an exciting time to join Queen's as they embark on their Strategy 2030 which sets out the University's ambition for the next 10 years. To support this, the Estates Directorate has developed an ambitious Estate Strategy and capital projects masterplan with a wide variety of new build, major refurbishment and estate re-organisation plans.
The Estate Strategy also includes three significant major capital projects as part of the BRCD across manufacturing, digital innovation and clinical healthcare which are currently in the early stages of Design.
Your new role
Queen's are recruiting two permanent Estates Manager roles, based on University Campus, where you will provide specialist estates planning/development and project management expertise to ensure the successful delivery of the University's Estate Strategy and Corporate Plan, and the delivery of the University's City Deal Projects.
Project 1: One role will be initially focused on the delivery of the new Global Innovation Institute (GII), a £58m project in the Titanic Quarter.
Project 2: One role will be initially focused on the delivery of the new Institute of Research Excellence for Advanced Clinical Healthcare (iREACH), a £52m project on two sites straddling the Lisburn Road in Belfast.
GII and iREACH are currently progressing through RIBA Stage 2. You will act as the Estates Development Project Manager for iREACH or GII from RIBA Stage 3.
You will lead on all related contractor procurement activities, working alongside the existing Estates Planning Project Manager to effect a successful knowledge transfer and handover from Planning Division to Development Division.
A full job description is available on request.
What you'll need to succeed
To be eligible for this vacancy, you must possess the following:
A relevant undergraduate University degree (Built Environment);
Professional Chartership Achievement to a relevant professional body (e.g. APM, RICS, CIOB, RIBA) or Registered Architect.
At least 5 years recent relevant experience in an estates/building project environment to include:
a) Experience of working for or with a large complex organisation
b) Experience of successfully project managing major New Build capital projects (in excess of £8m).
c) Experience of successfully project managing Refurbishment capital projects (in excess of £3m).
d) A good understanding of various Works Contractor procurement routes
e) Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams in achieving successful project delivery.
Additionally, you must possess experience of:
Successfully managing multiple stakeholders in a capital project environment.
Successful management of project budgets and resources.
Using project management systems and tools in the successful delivery of projects.
What you'll get in return
This role will provide you the opportunity to assist in the delivery of a landmark Northern Ireland Innovation Project. Alongside a competitive basic salary, the wider benefits package includes:
Generous holiday entitlement of over 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days (including Christmas and Easter) and 9 bank holidays) - that's 42 days a year!
Generous pension scheme - the University contributes 21.6% of salary
Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at Queen's Sport, the Campus gym; https://www.queenssport.com/
Personal Development: Access to courses run by Queen's Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
What you need to do now
Please contact Andrew McLarnon on 02890 446900 to discuss this position in confidence. Alternatively, please apply using the link attached to register your interest.
Please note, the closing date for an application form to be submitted is Monday 26th September 2022.