Senior Project Manager (Mechanical and Electrical)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Jun 2023

Engineering and Direct Works

This permanent post is available immediately.

You will play a leading role in the delivery of estate development projects across the University’s renowned campus portfolio.

The University of Exeter estate comprises over 360,000 square metres of academic, research, administrative, commercial, residential accommodation and renewable energy infrastructure on 430 acres of land across Devon and Cornwall. The University has ambitious plans to continue to development its estate and infrastructure, including a bold commitment to invest in sustainability buildings and infrastructure to support its goal of becoming a Net Zero University by 2050.

The Senior Project Manager M&E will lead the planning and delivery of a diverse portfolio of capital projects that emanate from the University’s net zero investment programme, with projects typically being in the £1m to £10m value range, placing emphasis on sustainability, quality and value throughout project delivery. This role will join to lead the development and delivery of high design quality, high specification carbon reduction technology and supporting utility infrastructure as well as other major projects to upgrade and reinforce building services across the estate.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record of leading a complex portfolio of mechanical and electrical capital and upgrade projects from programme development to operation. You will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills together with strong commercial acumen and a highly organised approach. Experience of leading a large-scale programme of renewable energy technology projects across academic, research, healthcare, public and/or commercial property types would be advantageous.

This role gives an individual the unique opportunity to play a key role in the delivery of an industry-leading carbon reduction programmes on one of the most beautiful and diverse campus environments in the UK.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • Options for flexible working
  • Numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • Onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave  (up to 26 wks full pay), paternity leave (up to six wks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

Further information

To learn more please contact Paul Mucklow, Assistant Director of Estates  07887 625444

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