Capital Works Manager, Full-time – Permanent
Campus Living Villages
Regional - London/South
9d ago

What’s on offer?

These include but are not limited to :

  • Permanent position
  • Salary Circa : £60,000-£65,000
  • 40 hours per week
  • 25 days holidays, 8 Public holidays and Birthday day off
  • Bike2work Scheme
  • Seasonal Ticket Loan
  • Childcare Voucher
  • Life Assurance
  • 2 Paid Volunteering days a year
  • Group Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Who are we looking for?

    We are currently looking for a Capital Works Manager to join our Development team based at Village Central London to manage replacement, renovation and refurbishment programmes across the student accommodation portfolio.

    What will you be doing?

  • Progress multiple projects from inception, design, engineering, construction, completion and handover
  • Business case preparation and manage project timelines
  • Undertake the role of Project Manager for assigned Replacement, Renovation and Refurbishment projects at multiple locations.
  • Prepare project execution plans and manage the project registers recording actions and risks.
  • Prepare project budgets and manage costs by applying change / variation control processes.
  • Lead the project design process in the preparation of designs and specifications that are cost-effective, meet facility lifecycle and safety requirements and provide value engineered solutions
  • Ensure that planning and building approvals are achieved in accordance with feasibility, time and cost constraints
  • Agreement of procurement strategy and assist in the tender / appointment process of consultants and contractors with the Procurement Manager
  • Preparation of the scope of work documentation, specifications, drawings and bills of quantity for tendering process
  • Prepare appropriate building or sub-contractor construction contracts / agreements (JCT, NEC etc.) in conjunction with the Procurement Manager and Legal Advisor
  • Organise and chair regular progress meetings including on site pre commencement meetings, site progress meetings, and design meetings.
  • Ensure that all work is delivered in accordance with the specification and of high quality
  • Inspect and operate defects clearance procedure.
  • Prepare O&M manual information and ensure that it is complete and verified before handover to regional maintenance management.
  • Contract administration of the design, engineering and construction contracts for example JCT / NEC and consultant forms of appointment
  • Prepare and present cost reports including estimation of project payments (cash outflow) and any actual or potential cost variations
  • Confirm with the Property Asset Manager the life cycle cost plan (LCCP) adjustments based on the as installed elements / equipment and specifications
  • Relationship Management with all key stakeholders, staff, University Executive
  • What you need to have :

  • Strong technical understanding of construction, refurbishment, building services and life-cycle costing.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to set, manage and lead competing priorities.
  • A commercial approach to business in order to find a balance between applying best practice wherever possible against financial necessity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills preparing correspondence, submissions, presentations and reports Articulate and persuasive, and able to communicate challenges and solutions to a broad range of stakeholder groups.
  • Creative and innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Qualifications and Experience required :


  • At least 5 years’ experience managing multi-stream refurbishment projects in a service based industry, including, but not limited to hospitality, higher education or property services (Essential)
  • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project (Essential)
  • NEC3 Contract experience (Desirable)
  • Qualifications

  • Degree in Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Construction, Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or similar discipline (Essential)
  • Full driving license (Essential)
  • Project Management (Prince2) (Desirable
  • Our Core Values

    Our goal is to CREATE a culture that we all enjoy working in by following the below values. It is expected for all our employees to demonstrate the values listed below on a daily basis :

    Community : Be part of the ONE team and pursue the team goal.

    Respect : Be tolerant and accepting of colleagues and customers and do not manipulate, demean or mistreat people.

    Equality : Endeavour to treat everyone the same, regardless of their role.

    Accountability : Work hard, work smart and do not blame others.

    Trust : Be forthright, candid and deliver on your promises.

    Enthusiasm : Be passionate in what you do and give 100%.

    In addition to the Core Values listed above, Campus Living Villages expects a high level of professional behaviour in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

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