Head of Estates Capital Delivery

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£60,026 to £66,695 per annum
11 Sep 2020
11 Oct 2020
Job (Function)
Project Management
Contract Type

Head of Estates Capital Delivery

UKRI- STFC, Didcot

£60,026 to £66,695 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)

Full time

Open ended

About the role

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) owns and operates a complex science Estate which is home to some of the UK’s large science facilities. In order to support this Estate we are looking for a Head of Capital Delivery to report into the Head of Capital Development. This role will lead and be accountable for the management and delivery of Major the construction works for STFC, currently excess of £250m. You will also be leading on commercial negotiations with suppliers’ and achieving associated approvals within government departments. 

As the Head of Capital Delivery, you will be expected to contribute and support the development and implementation of the Estates Services objectives and Strategy. You will be accountable for the establishment and maintenance of appropriate governance throughout each of the project lifecycles. You will also be responsible for implementing the organisational programme, project management framework and for ensuring suitable audit review dates are planned, agreed and communicated to stakeholders.

We are looking for someone to lead and establish robust, transparent and consistent Project Management processes, using appropriate systems to support. You will Establish performance metrics for reporting and establish a culture of continuous improvement. You will be required to create a clear resource strategy to manage the ‘peaks’ and ‘troughs’ of capital development and lead the fostering of a one team approach and culture amongst the delivery team and wider Estates Services team.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional leader with experience in delivering ambitious programmes. You will have a proven track record of leading teams to deliver large value projects, ensuring that they remain aligned with time frames, costs and quality. You will have expert knowledge and experience of leading the design and development of multi million pound new build projects, ideally on scientific facilities. You will have a degree qualification (or equivalent) in a construction related area with detailed knowledge of different forms of construction and the pros and cons of using each. WE are looking for someone with the ability to build great professional stakeholder relationships, who prioritises customer experience. You will be a change champion, with effective change management experience.

About Us

The work of STFC has two core elements: answering fundamental questions about the Universe by supporting leading-edge research in particle physics, astronomy, nuclear physics and space science; and planning, designing, building and operating world-class multidisciplinary research facilities for industrial and academic use. The resulting insights and technologies not only extend knowledge but also drive innovation and produce solutions to real-world challenges in fields as diverse as cancer treatment, airport security and clean energy.

As part of UK Research and Innovation, STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the apply buttonApplicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 11th October 2020.

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