Uni of Southampton - Associate Dir. of Estates Development


Qualifications, knowledge and experience Essential

• Skill level equivalent to achievement of a professional qualification or postgraduate degree in a construction or built environment subject.

• Proven experience of managing significant change. • Proven strategic management skills in a specialist field.

• Experience of leading a portfolio of capital projects with a cumulative value of >£50m in a relevant context (live, operational, high-footfall and diverse estate portfolio). • Experience of leading the procurement of consultants and contracts. • Knowledge and experience of procurement routes and construction forms of contract. • Experience as a lead project manager on refurbishment and/or new-build projects in excess of £20m in value. Desirable • Membership of relevant professional body such as RICS, APM, CIOB, RIBA, ICE, CIBSE, Engineering Council etc. • PRINCE2 or similar project management qualification. • Experience of leading estate development projects in a campus environment compassing academic, education, health and/or research facilities. Planning and organising Essential • Able to plan and shape the direction of specialist or professional area of activity. • Able to organise major new initiatives, with little or no precedent. Problem solving and initiative Essential • Able to develop significant new concepts and original ideas within one’s field in response to intractable issues of importance to the University. Management and teamwork Essential • Able to proactively develop team dynamics and performance, ensuring quality standards are consistently achieved. • Able to foster positive relationships both within and outside of own department. • Able to proactively work with senior managers across the University to achieve key deliverables. Communicating and influencing Essential • Able to negotiate effectively on behalf of the department or University on key issues. • Able to develop and lead key communications strategies.



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