Uni of Southampton - Associate Dir. of Estates Development


Our estates master plan details our ambitious plans which will see £1bn of investment to enhance and deliver a sustainable and inclusive estate over the next decade; the Associate Director of Estates Development will play a crucial part in the delivery of this. Reporting to the Director of Estates Development, the Associate Director of Estates Development you will lead and manage the planning and delivery of the University’s capital programme, which involves refurbishment and new build construction projects ranging from £1m to £100m in value. As Associate Director of Estates Development, your duties will include the coordination of the delivery of a programme of projects from inception, design, construction and mobilisation, ensuring specifications, time, cost, quality parameters and best practice are all met. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of developing and delivering large-scale, complex capital investment programmes and will be capable of leading estate strategy development encompassing masterplanning, asset management and space management. You will have communication skills, a positive and inclusive approach to leadership and will demonstrate a genuine passion for delivering an outstanding estates environment for the University.

Sustainability and biodiversity are an important part of our work. To give just a few examples: in our Valley Gardens, we have introduced habitat piles to the woodland areas, which we hope will encourage stag beetles and small mammals such as hedgehogs. We have added bat boxes to the tree canopies and are experimenting with wildflower areas to encourage insects. We also collect all the spent coffee grounds from the University’s restaurants and mix these in with our compost. This adds nutrients to the soil as well as stopping weeds from germinating.”

Malcolm Jenks and his landscaping team



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