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Project Manager (Capital Works)

Job title Project Manager (Capital Works)

Department Campus Infrastructure

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395 + a market supplement (max salary inc supplement £61,000)

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2424

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Monday 18 September 2023

Closing date Monday 02 October 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC10513R

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The Department of Campus Infrastructure are recruiting a new Project Manager to manage our most complex and exciting capital projects!

About the role:

You will be managing key projects across our diverse estate that range from our original 1960s plan through to our £70million School of Management building which opened last year.

Within this dynamic role you will:

  • Draw on the experience of a diverse project team
  • Collaborate with a range of colleagues and stakeholders
  • Take responsibility for project performance, quality assurance and risk assessments

Developing cohesive project teams will be key to your success through the effective procurement, contracting and coordination of services either in-house or externally.

About you:

  • Proven success in delivering multiple complex projects at the same time within a similar estate environment
  • Relevant qualifications such as a Chartered Project Manager or Quantity Surveyor status
  • An understanding of the legal and practical aspects of NEC and JCT contracts
  • Experience procuring, contracting and allocating / managing workloads for a mix of internal and external colleagues
  • Successfully led external consultants and contractors to ensure success

Further information:

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Dev Biddlecombe, Director of Campus Infrastructure via Julie Samways (

About us:

The University of Bath is The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2023 with a great variety of buildings used for teaching, research, recreation and accommodation. This position is based in the Department of Infrastructure who are responsible for the planning, development and management of the University’s lands and buildings. The Infrastructure team provide installation, maintenance and repair of these buildings, contributing to the University’s exceptional student experience.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.


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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.