Capital Works Manager, Full-time – Permanent

Campus Living Villages

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
  • BUPA Membership
  • 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)


  • 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.

To apply, please send your CV, Cover letter and Portfolio (optional) to stating the position and location you are applying for.

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