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Graduate Construction Project Manager - STFC

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Estates Services is a diverse department providing professional Estates management to enable science. The department covers all aspects of Estates operations including managing the significant capital development programme, planned and reactive maintenance, asset replacement, site works projects and improvements. The Estates team consists of professional project managers, MEP design Engineers and core technical staff.  The in house team is supported by 3rd party SME’s managed through service contracts.

The role will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the Estates capital building programme; to include overseeing the successful delivery of assigned works to programme and within allocated budget. You will engage with and consult with RAL stakeholders and connected third parties regarding Major Projects, including the capture of the “brief”, interpretation of requirements and preparation of Valued Engineered specifications, with the aid of the M & E Department and other specialists.

This role will see you take on some supervisory responsibilities for projects, and managing externally appointed professional teams and contractors.

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and resolve requests for information from the contractor delivery team to the Estates client stakeholders
  • Assist in the coordination of contractor works with building user operations, ensuring that CDM requirements and other site standards/policies are implemented
  • Proactively and strategically plan project construction activities to avoid impacting upon the scientific programme
  • Liaise with the client to interpret and define project requirements, scope and budget prior to works instruction
  • Prepare estimates, specifications and tender documents relating to Projects at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Instruct, implement and manage projects using NEC3 processes and protocols.
  • Procurement and supervision of contractors with minimal impact to the site location, including works coordination, integration, Safety and Quality assurance
  • Project management of various projects incorporating all building disciplines, with assistance for M & E and other specialist trades
  • Ensure the Users acceptance and sign off the completion of Project works
  • Available for RAL Call-Outs and weekend working when required
  • The above duties will require limited travel and may involve occasional overnight stays.

We recruit on a rolling basis therefore we recommend you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until our roles are filled.

In order to apply for this role you must have:

  • Obtained your first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2019, 2020 or be due to receive it in 2021
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • The right to live and work in the UK

Essential Criteria:   

  • Good inter-personal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating networking and team building, motivation and problem solving. 
  • Good knowledge of  UK building control and the application of current building regulations 
  • Excellent numeracy skills. 
  • Good ICT skills, including MS Office and CAD. 
  • Self-motivated. 
  • Good time management skills. 
  • Able to work well within a team but also show excellent initiative alone and work independently 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulation, especially fire, asbestos and CDM regulations 
  • Post qualification experience of diagnosing building defects and specifying remedial repairs. 
  • Approving contractors work quality 
  • Contract management. 
  • Applying legal interpretation of standard forms of contract in particular NEC3 
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary design office. 
  • Construction project management experience 


The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

One of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale.

For more information about STFC, please visit https://stfc.ukri.org/

How to Apply

Online applications only for this role. Please submit your CV and a covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for STFC and the role you’re applying for. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit your application without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered.

About UKRI

UK Research and Innovation brings together nine organisations to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

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