Durham University - Senior Project Manager


Thank you for your interest in the Senior Project Manager role at Durham University.

We are seeking to make the key appointment of a Senior Project Manager to assist in the delivery of the University’s major capital programme. The Senior Project Manager will lead a diverse programme of work comprising a number of refurbishment and redevelopment projects typically in the £50k to £5m value range, whilst leading a project team of internal and external professionals from the inception and development of these projects, through to delivery and completion. If you enjoy a challenge and would like to play a key, influential and innovative role in creating inspiring environments to support our position as a world- class organisation we would be delighted to hear from you.

As one of the UK’s leading and world top 100 universities, Durham is also one of the most distinctive universities. It is a residential collegiate university with a welcoming community of more than 18,000 students and over 4,000 members of staff. Our academics and students are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. Set within the historically rich City of Durham in the North East of England, which is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is an undeniably beautiful place in which to base your work and home life. The University has an incredibly diverse and historic estate in Durham City. It comprises over 320 buildings ranging in age from 1076 A.D. through to new, state of the art buildings. Durham Castle and the buildings around Palace Green are part of World Heritage Site, 3 properties are scheduled ancient monuments, 4 properties are listed Grade 1, 79 properties are listed Grade 2 and 60 properties are within the City’s conservation area. Approximately 17% of the University’s estate is over 150 years old. The Estates and Facilities Directorate is responsible for delivering the Estate Strategy and Masterplan that ensure that Durham has an academic and College estate that is fit for purpose, affordable and supports our world-class activities in line with our 2027 Strategy.

Best wishes,

David W Loudon MCIOB, CIWFM, MBA Director Estates and Facilities

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