Estates Capital Project Manager

Capital Projects Management

Posted: 12 hours ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£47,126 - £53,219 pa


Join us at this very exciting time - it is a year since Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch sites merged to become University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Our ambitious plans to develop our sites are well underway, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

Joining the teams at University Hospitals Dorset you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note: all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This role, reporting to the Head of Estates Capital Development, will be responsible for the delivery of a diverse portfolio of Capital schemes, supporting the Estates' Strategy, from inception to the point of delivery of the completed scheme.

Working closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders; including clinicians, consultants and contractors, you will ensure that the projects delivered, are innovative, effective and meet high customer expectation. These projects will include backlog maintenance, and capital schemes, new works, reconfiguration and adaptation. Involvement in strategic planning within both the Trust and the wider Dorset ICS.

The department utilises ISO 9001 Quality Management system and you will develop this with the operational estates team. All projects will need to be delivered taking account of the NHS Zero Carbon ambitions, sustainability and low carbon development is a major consideration for UHD and developments will be expected to deliver this agenda.

The successful applicants will need experience of planning and delivering multiple concurrent complex capital investment projects, within the NHS or other large corporation.

You will require excellent solution-based relationship management skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate with contractors, developers, consultants and other stakeholders. You will be professionally qualified in one of the design, construction or surveying disciplines with significant relevant experience.

Excellent understanding of the principles, legislation, relating to maintenance and construction - building regulations, CDM, health and safety, building contracts, BREEAM, HTM, HBN to name a few.

You will be well organised, be able to prioritise many competing demands, with proficient IT skills including the ability to effectively utilise computerised databases and ideally Auto CAD.

If you relish a challenge, want to be a part of delivering the biggest change to NHS services in Dorset in 30 years, and have the necessary skills, enthusiasm and experience. Please get in touch or apply on the NHS Jobs or our Trust website.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: 18/19 November

Previous applicants need not apply

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRichard CallaghanJob titleHead of Estates Capital DevelopmentEmail addressRichard.Callaghan@uhd.nhs.ukTelephone number0300 019 6380

Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received.

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.


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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ZN-9476-B

Closing Date: 2021-11-02

Interview Date: 18/11/2021

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