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Associate Project Director

Salary: Up to £75000pa plus excellent benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Project Director at the Wellcome Genome Campus. This influential, varied and challenging role is required to facilitate and manage professional teams on large projects associated with the Campus. You will also be a key member of other professional project teams created for Hinxton Hall Ltd (HHL), Genome Research Ltd (GRL), European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Conference Centre and other campus entity projects.

The role will liaise and co-operate with the Genome Campus Users, Building Managers and H&S, seek advice from the Capital Project Director on matters appertaining to Project Works and Statutory compliance as applicable.

You will have the ability to project manage within a wide range of facilities from residential bedroom blocks, nursery, data centre, research support buildings, wet labs to ACDP Levels 1, 2 and 3, offices, restaurants and Grade II* listed buildings ensuring full adherence to the necessary Regulatory and Statutory compliance process.

You will be able to interact and manage a diverse customer base within multiple institutes and spin out companies including professors and leaders of faculty as well as external stakeholders including architects, MEP consultants, QS, planners, local communities and regulatory bodies to name a few.

We are looking for an individual that is not fazed by a campus that has constantly changed and doubled in size over the last 20 years; that will require the demolition and remodel of previously delivered facilities whilst maintaining the motivation to ensure high quality finish that also provide maintainability and efficient operability.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Minimum HND/HNC or equivalent with relevant experience.
  • Chartered Status registered with the Engineering Council or working towards.
  • Member of an Industry recognised engineering institute.
  • Autocad – proficient user 2D.
  • A full understanding of ACDP.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook.
  • Experienced user in MS Project or equivalent.
  • Significant experience in blue chip pharmaceutical or academic research environments.
  • Highly skilled and experienced at project delivery from inception through detail design drawing including services calculations, procurement, appointment, construction to practical completion and handover.
  • Proven track record of delivery of world class facilities and services to programme and approved budget with no unauthorised overspend.
  • Demonstrate previous experience of management of high performing projects team in similar environments.
  • Ability to present ideas and design options and solutions with recommendations to key stakeholders in language that is understood by non-building services/construction engineers.
  • Ability to work in cross functional delivery teams.

Other information

The Genome Campus is a 100-acre estate south of Cambridge in the grounds of Hinxton Hall.  Nestled in the quiet countryside of these landscaped gardens, are two world-class research facilities: the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).  The site has become the British hub of biomedical science.  The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.

In addition to its peaceful location the campus offers excellent facilities including a state of the art data centre, gym, two cafes, a nursery, dining facilities, a cycle to work scheme, car sharing and free campus buses from various locations around Cambridge.

Through the extensive seminar programme the Institute manages a range of scientific seminars with internal and externally invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops. This aids learning, development and networking which are important aspects of life on campus. 

Equally important to campus life is the social activities offered by the Sports and Social Club whether it is a 'Burns night supper', the Mid-summer Ball or a quiz night there are opportunities to meet with people working across the organisation.

The Benefits include:  Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Nursery and Annual Leave 25 days plus Bank Holidays.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  

 Closing date for applications:  15th January 2017