Cost and Programme Manager

One of the largest universities in the country, with over 26,00 students benefiting from a Plymouth education, the University has invested around £250 million to create a vibrant campus in the heart of the city. It is home to teaching and research expertise across the academic spectrum: from science and engineering to health and medicine; business and entrepreneurship to arts and the humanities. Within the top 50 universities for research, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University also has a record number of National Teaching Fellows, and is the first modern university to launch its own medical and dental schools.

Reporting to the Head of Capital Development within the Estates and Facilities Directorate, the Cost and Programme Manager will manage all costs relating to capital development projects, ensuring costs are managed effectively and value-for-money is enhanced whilst still achieving the required standards and quality. This will also require maintaining a master programme for all projects to ensure that matters such as cash flow, budget forecasting procurement and commercial issues are proactively managed.

You will have significant experience in a quantity surveying, cost and/or commercial management role gained in a relevant context. You will have strong programme management and reporting skills, particularly from commercial management and risk assurance perspective and will be highly numerate and analytical. Experience of working on capital projects and programmes similar to those found at Plymouth University would be advantageous.

We are seeking highly motivated, positive and collaborative individuals to join the team and it is anticipated that you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job particulars, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( or Marcus May ( at The Management Recruitment Group or 020 7959 2368. To apply please email a CV and covering letter to

The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 9th October 2016

Interviews scheduled for Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

Plymouth University has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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