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Capital Projects Team Expansion

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The Capital Projects Team

The University is planning major capital project investments over the next ten years which will improve our facilities and drive towards Net Zero. We are looking for experienced construction professionals to help our Capital Projects Estates team to deliver world class facilities on our active campuses. The project types and sizes vary, but all are important to ensure we are ready for generations to come. The team are forward thinking, setting demanding building performance targets, construction techniques and high standard for quality and health & safety. The team are encouraged to learn from the best construction principles and grow as individuals to deliver the best solutions for our clients.

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Our Projects and Awards

We are all extremely passionate about our work within the team here at the University of Warwick and are proud to announce that we have won several awards and featured in the National Building Magazine!

RIBA Stirling Prize - Shortlist 2023

RIBA Regional Award Winner 2023

Student Accommodation Award - Best University Halls of Residence Winner 2022

Business Green Leaders Awards – Green Building Project of the Year 2022

Insider West Midlands Property Awards Construction - Project of the Year - Highly Commended 2022

Structural Timber awards - Client of the Year Winner

Insider West Midlands Property Awards - Sustainability Award 2021

And lots more!

Our Future Projects

  • A new STEM facility:

This is the largest value construction project the university has undertaken to provide a new Chemistry, Engineering and Physics department base running until 2033.

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  • A new Social Sciences facility:

In order to improve our world leading offerings a significant new build and refurbishment projects have been identified which will significantly improve our facilities.

  • New energy centres:

We already have our own district heating system and as part of our drive to net zero, these need to be modified with the associated infrastructure.

  • Refurbishment of student accommodation facilities:

To ensure our students get the best possible experience we have a rolling programme of upgrades.

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  • Refurbishments of teaching and research spaces:

These are business as usual for the team with new teaching methods and course requirements these areas are revamped regularly.

  • Infrastructure improvements:

To ensure our facilities are efficient and meeting our drive towards net zero.

Previous Examples:

Examples of Our Project Work

The Benefits

The University of Warwick is one of the largest employers in the Coventry and Warwickshire area and we’d like to think that we offer one of the most enjoyable places to work too.

We don’t only recruit professors, lecturers and researchers. Here in the Estates Department, we recruit for all types of roles from working within a trade to project management. Estates is a place where your ideas and career ambitions can be realised.

When you join us, you get more than a great place to work and a salary. You get access to a wide range of benefits too! Here is an overview of what is on offer:

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The Vacancies

To apply for one of our exciting opportunities, please complete the application form and send it along with your CV and covering letter to ProjectAdmin dot Request at warwick dot ac dot uk

Mechanical or Electrical Design Engineers

By delivering efficient and timely Building Services Engineering Design Services, you will have the opportunity to support the delivery of the Estates Strategy and related business objectives for the University. You will provide advice and design services from inception to completion of maintenance, refurbishment and new works projects for all aspects of facilities design.

Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum plus a generous benefits package including 42 days leave (including bank holidays and customary days)

With a construction related first degree or relevant technical qualification and an appropriate professional qualification, you will have extensive experience in administering construction and engineering contracts and managing projects, preferably in a multi-disciplinary environment.

(We reserve the right to close this advert early, depending on volume of applications received)

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Programme Managers

We’re looking to appoint a Programme Manager who’ll play a key role in leading, directing and managing a project team within Capital Programmes.

Salary: £56,021 to £68,857 per annum plus a generous benefits package including 42 days leave (including bank holidays and customary days)

You will be responsible for the management and delivery of a key programme of capital projects and will be assigned a portfolio that will compromise of a mix of projects, from major new and exciting new builds to infrastructure and energy related projects.

With a construction related first degree or equivalent professional qualification in Surveying, Architecture, Engineering or Project Management, you will have extensive experience in managing projects and/or portfolios, preferably in a multi-disciplinary environment.

(We reserve the right to close this advert early, depending on volume of applications received)

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Project Managers

Salary: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum plus a generous benefits package including 42 days leave (including bank holidays and customary days)

Under the direction of the Programme Manager, you will assume responsibility for the coordination and ultimate delivery of Estates projects within defined cost, time and quality parameters.

The projects may involve installation of essential services to improve our infrastructure resilience or refurbishment of our accommodation, laboratories, teaching, offices, workshops or commercial areas.

The role is varied, but one thing we can guarantee is it will involve building strong relationships with a diverse stakeholder portfolio where you will be able to make a real contribution to the staff and student experience on campus.

We are looking for a self-starter who is passionate about construction and can really drive a number of key projects simultaneously. You will have a construction related degree or equivalent professional qualification in Surveying, Architecture, Engineering or Project Management.

You will have experience of managing projects in a multi-disciplinary environment, along with knowledge of construction contracts, procurement and construction legislation.

A working knowledge of the delivery of projects within a Higher Education Environment would be beneficial.

(We reserve the right to close this advert early, depending on volume of applications received)

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To apply for this role, please follow this link to our main advert and complete the application form.

Would You Like to be a Part of Our Future?


Our Capital Projects Team is expanding and so this is an exciting time to join the team and make an impact. You’ll be part of a supportive team who will help you build on your strengths and inspire you to develop your potential.

The Vacancies:

Programme Managers

Mechanical or Electrical Design Engineers

Project Managers

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How to Apply

To apply for one of our exciting opportunities, please send your application to: ProjectAdmin.Request@warwick.ac.uk 


The Benefits

We offer full-time and flexible hours to help you find the work-life balance that suits you. You’ll benefit from our excellent rewards package, which includes competitive salaries, generous holidays (between a total of 38 and 42 days, including bank holiday and customary day, depending on your role), an attractive pension, a range of staff discounts, discounted access to our top of the range gym and sports facilities, and much more.

Take a look at our range of employee benefits here.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of their backgrounds, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation.

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