Imperial - Strategic Infrastructure Manager










ABOUT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON Imperial College London is one of the world’s greatest universities, renowned for its ground-breaking research, talented community of staff, students and alumni and its international reach. With a mission to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society, the College was founded in 1907 in South Kensington, bringing together nineteenth-century institutions including the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and City and Guilds College. Today, Imperial collaborates extensively with neighbouring institutions, including the Royal College of Art and the Royal College of Music.




From its location in this great cultural quarter, Imperial provides one of the world’s best educations in STEM subjects for a student population approaching 22,000, made up of 11,000 undergraduate and 11,000 postgraduate, over half of whom come from overseas, reflecting its status as the UK’s most international university. Its alumni and members also include 14 Nobel laureates and three Fields Medalists. Throughout its history, the College has been involved in many major breakthroughs, including the discovery of penicillin and the creation of the hologram. This tradition has continued with recent innovations such as wirelessly transferring power to drones in flight, the discovery of a new form of light and major new research in climate change, amongst much else. Imperial has four academic faculties – Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences, and the Imperial College Business School – as well as a significant number of interdisciplinary research centres focusing on challenging world problems. The College’s mission is supported by 9,000 highly diverse staff, who collaborate widely in the UK and internationally, often across disciplines.

In 2021-2022, the College had a total turnover of £1,163 million, of which £368 million directly supported research through grants and contracts. The College’s 2023 Strategy Refresh will build on underpinning foundations that make Imperial a great academic institution and the talented, diverse and inspirational people who help make up our university community. The College’s success is recognised all over the world, and is evidenced by daily coverage of Imperial discoveries and innovations in the international media. Imperial is a global top ten university. It was ranked 6th in the QS World University Rankings 2023, was named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, this year’s University of the Year for Student Experience by the Good University Guide, and recently received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its COVID-19 response. The Research Excellence Framework 2021 confirmed Imperial’s status as a world-class research university. The College ranked top in the UK overall – with a greater proportion of 4* “world-leading” research than any other UK university.

“Imperial College London’s mission is to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society.”

OUR STRATEGY REFRESH Shaping our vision and ambition for Imperial in 10-20 years time. Imperial College London is a world-changing global powerhouse that is truly distinctive. We have tremendous strength and focus on business, engineering, medicine and science. We are known for innovation, entrepreneurship, impact and societal benefit; and we are based in London, one of the greatest cities in the world.

Imperial’s staff, students and alumni are making the world healthier, smarter, safer, more prosperous and more sustainable. But, in a rapidly changing world, what is our ambition for the next two decades? If we are to maximise our potential as a force for good in the world, serve as a powerful catalyst for the UK’s future success; and continue to compete successfully in the top tier globally, we simply cannot stand still.

To be launched in October 2023, Imperial’s new strategy will set our vision and ambition for the next two decades. It will guide our major decisions and position us to grasp new opportunities. And it will inspire others to join us, partner with us and invest in us.

For further details on our Strategy Refresh 2023 click the following link here .

‘It is precisely because of the recent tectonic shifts in our world that it is an opportune time to take a fresh look at Imperial’s strategy’ President Hugh Brady


A platform for innovation, entrepreneurship and multidisciplinary research. We are pioneering new ways of partnering and co-location through an entrepreneurial ecosystem with support, resources and facilities that span ideation, growth and acceleration. Imperial’s White City and Hammersmith Campus is a world-class centre of innovation, discovery and connection – a place where great ideas grow. This integrated multi-disciplinary campus brings together scientific innovation, academic research, and local communities, to create impact at local, national and international scale. Our plans will grow our student base by over 5,000 and enable us to build impactful, and strategic collaborations with partners. We are uniting Hammersmith Hospital, the northern built -out area (I-HUB, Sir Michael Uren Hub, etc) and the southern development pipeline into a welcoming, cohesive, and collaborative environment. A healthy campus, where a diversity of people live, work and play throughout the day.

Learn more about our White City Campus here.



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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION As a leading institution in the heart of London, Imperial College proudly upholds a longstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. Valuing the diversity of our community is one of the four cornerstones of our recent strategy and we further inclusion and equality through numerous formal and informal practices across our institution.

Why embracing equality, diversity and inclusion matters: In order to ask the right questions and come up with the useful answers we need to harness the best minds across the broadest perspectives. Our community therefore needs to be diverse, inclusive and based on equality. Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion is not simply a matter of complying with the law, though clearly we are bound by its provisions. Nor is it simply a matter of social justice, though as a public institution it is absolutely right that we should strive to be representative of the society we serve. Nor is it an alternative to traditional notions of excellence. Rather, our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion recognises the fact that excellence comes in many forms. If Imperial is to thrive in a world that has never been

Our aim is to embed equality, diversity, and inclusion into all of our work at Imperial. We take pride in our declared mission “to achieve enduring excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business for the benefit of society.” This reflects our civic role as a repository for knowledge and culture, as an institution that fosters independent and critical reflection, and as an agent of positive societal change. As a university, we are defined by our community of staff and students. Therefore, we will only succeed in our mission by cultivating an environment that respects, supports and celebrates all the people who come to Imperial, enabling them to enrich the world and their own lives through work and study.

positive member of our community. • Set priorities for the leadership behaviours that are important to our staff. • Build a culture where positive behaviour is recognised and rewarded, and poor conduct is addressed. • Support our College community to develop the confidence and skills to demonstrate our values effectively. • Provide a platform from which to improve our working practices and culture continuously.

more diverse and interdependent, and to play its full part in advancing social progress and mobility through research, teaching, clinical practice, entrepreneurship, outreach and public engagement, we must become more cognisant of the benefits that will flow from moving equality, diversity and inclusion to the heart of our institution. Developing our Values Imperial is committed to creating a positive and inclusive culture for all staff and students. Through the embedding of College Values, we will: • Create clarity and consistency about the standards of behaviour we expect from all members of our community. • Raise awareness of what it means to be a developing-our-values/


Job Title:

Strategic Infrastructure Manager

Purpose of the Post

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White City Development

The post holder is responsible for co-ordinating, development and implementation of the College’s building services infrastructure strategies in accordance with College standards, ensuring that the services supporting the College’s its research and teaching is reliable, cost effective, energy efficient and sustainable. The post holder will also be responsible for the development, application and monitoring of approved strategies and standards. Given the College’s focus on new development at White City, the post holder will be based in the White City Development Team whilst working across the College Estate.

Responsible for managing and co-ordinating the building engineering services infrastructure development of the College’s Masterplan. Notes: • The term ‘building engineering services’ to mean the detailed development and management of electrical, mechanical and public health services infrastructure, and a lead co-ordination role with regard to ICT services • Infrastructure is defined as utility and site wide services.

White City Professional Services - Level 5 Head of Masterplanning White City

Colleagues from: Director of Property & Major Projects, Heads of within Property Department, Sustainability Team, Campus Services, Estates Finance, Legal Services, Communications & Public Affairs, Information and Communications Technologies Colleagues from: Contractors, Designers (Architects / Engineers / QS’s etc), Enforcing Authority Inspecting Officers, Building Control, Software Suppliers, Legal Advisors, Transport for London & London Underground Limited, Statutory Utilities companies, Local Authorities Permanent – full time

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Roles and Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning • Responsible for the development and management of the engineering services infrastructure strategies and their integration with the College’s development plans. • Take a leading role in engaging with local authorities, utility companies and other regulatory bodies where required to obtain consents, plan, coordinate and implement engineering services related strategies in support of the College’s development objectives. • Responsible for the implementation of the College’s engineering services infrastructure strategies in conjunction with the individual project delivery teams. There is a particular focus on White City infrastructure given the scale of construction activity. • Responsible for liaising with colleagues to ensure that the building services design principles align with the site wide and/or utilities services strategies. • Liaise with the ICT Network Infrastructure Team to ensure that the development of the College’s IT infrastructure services is integrated with the overall infrastructure strategies. • Identify and work with all stakeholders in relation to engineering services infrastructure delivery including end users, project teams and campus/building management teams. • Assist in managing the selection of contractors and consultants for projects, in line with College procurement requirements; brief and manage consultants, monitor their progress and performance, agree invoices and authorise payments. • Attend strategic programme/project meetings as necessary to ensure that engineering

services infrastructure strategies are factored into key programming/project decisions. • Responsibility for managing the procurement of utility services. • Responsible for ensuring that the relevant legal agreements are in place to protect and secure the College’s position including appointing and instructing the College’s legal advisors. Operational Management • Manage/co-ordinate the activities of the appointed Masterplan engineering services consultants, including co-ordinating the input of the Estates, Maintenance, Engineering, Energy and Environment, Sustainability and ICT Teams • Plan own resources to ensure optimum delivery • Manage and direct those internal resources that are assigned, either on a temporary or permanent basis, to assist in the delivery of the Roles and Responsibilities set out in this Job Description. • Lead the delivery of those services infrastructure projects as assigned by the Head of Masterplanning White City. • Assist in the development and management of procedures that ensure that agreed strategies and standards are applied in a flexible manner that supports the delivery of cost effective installations • Consult with the Head of Engineering, Energy and Environment to ensure that engineering services infrastructure strategies and standards are agreed that align with, and support, the College’s environmental strategies • To act as a role model for Imperial’s Values and Behaviours Expectations and equal opportunities.


Education Essential: • Degree in mechanical or electrical building engineering services, or HNC/HND or appropriate professional qualification

Knowledge Essential: • In-depth knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements governing building services. • In-depth knowledge of construction Health and Safety legislation • A thorough knowledge of the strategic planning of infrastructure engineering Services • A thorough knowledge of engineering building services Skills & Abilities: Essential: • Ability to make decisions on major strategic issues and those that have a significant financial implication for the College • Able to lead a team of construction professionals i.e. engineers, architects, cost consultants, project managers. • Able to build, develop and motivate a team of engineers and associated support staff • Confident user of computer software packages at intermediate level, including Microsoft Office products. • Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Communication skills are paramount in this role as is the need to be able to communicate with many different stakeholders, exercise and convey personal authority and prepare clear, concise verbal and written reports • Ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders, gain their confidence and persuade them to cooperate with initiatives where required. • Ability to analyse large amounts of data from a range of sources, drawing conclusions and presenting them in a clear and concise format

• Ability to work independently, flexibly and supportively • Proven ability to work collaboratively, contributing to team events and the work of the section as a whole. • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to negotiate, motivate, influence, persuade and build relationships in an enthusiastic and diplomatic way. • Excellent time management skills; the ability to plan and juggle a number of tasks and meet deadlines under pressure • Ability to take an innovative approach and solve Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are: • Respect • Collaboration • Excellence • Integrity • Innovation Employees are also required to comply with all College policies and regulations paying special attention to: Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, Financial

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Desirable: • An understanding of the need for excellent customer service and an ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with key staff and all stakeholders and the evaluation of existing service provision to ensure appropriate developments and innovative solutions are proposed.

Experience Essential:

• A senior professional with high-level expertise of managing the installation, or operation, of a major site wide engineering services infrastructure • Experience negotiating with statutory service providers to secure the required services for new buildings at scale • Experience in evaluating legal agreements commonly associated with the delivery of statutory utilities and managing the processing of the agreements to completion • Experience of managing the expectations of a number of different client groups, each with varying requirements Desirable: • Substantial experience in a leading role in the mechanical electrical engineering building services field • Leading strategy development and its subsequent implementation • Experience of managing multi-services projects and leading professional teams • Experience in the application of industry standard environmental assessment methodologies • Experience in the application of sustainability principles to the design of building engineering services

Regulations, Health and Safety, Information Technology, Smoking Private Engagements and Register of Interests. They must also undertake specific training and assume responsibility for safety relevant to specific roles, as set out on the College Website Health and Safety Structure and Responsibilities page . We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion .


To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor at The Management Recruitment Group: Matthew Giles 07932717431

Applications should consist of a CV and a Covering Letter and should be sent to

Imperial College London values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. The university welcomes expressions of interest and applications from candidates from all communities and a diversity of backgrounds.

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