Durham University - Senior Project Manager

Person Specification

Criteria (E – Essential/D – Desirable)



Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to develop excellent working relationships both internally and externally. X Educated to degree level, or equivalent, or a Professional Qualification in a construction/ building related discipline, or equivalent experience. X Professional qualification in a relevant discipline with specialist knowledge and expertise used to influence service delivery and activities within the organisation. Relevant industry and professional recognition and certification of achievement of skills and knowledge. X Regulatory, local and national professional knowledge and experience of compliance. X Experience of providing specialist advice and guidance to a range of customers and colleagues, including more senior colleagues. X Continuing professional development required to maintain professional recognition. X Experience of being able to network effectively and develop strong and productive working relationships. X Ability to solve problems and resolve issues, plan solutions and make pragmatic decisions. X Experience of delivering and developing specialist services for buildings, estates, services, or IT provision. X Experience, at a Senior Project Manager-level, of delivering major infrastructure projects with a construction value in excess of £5m involving multi-agency working within an educational, commercial or industrial environment, from inception to completion, handover and post-occupancy review. X Proven IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office. Extensive knowledge and experience of ensuring compliance with regulatory and organisational policy and guidelines. Experience of implementing policy and procedures and involvement with future changes for a service area. X Ability to contribute to planning at operational and strategic levels. X Track record of management and development experience and/or an enhanced management qualification applied across a large service team or teams. X Exceptional attention to detail. X X Health and safety compliance knowledge. X


Experience of managing budgets.


Experience of working in the higher education sector.


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