Senior Estates Capital Project Manager

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year pa
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are recruiting for a self-motivated Senior Estates Capital Project Manager at University Hospitals Dorset.

This role, reporting to the Head of Estates Capital Development, will lead on all engineering and building aspects of assigned projects including infrastructure design from inception to completion as derived from the Trust's Capital Programme.

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.

Please note if you previously applied and were not successful, we will not be able to reconsider your application within 3 months.

Interview Date: TBC

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth or Poole Hospital or any other site where works are being carried out. The post holder will be required to travel between sites on a regular basis.

Main duties of the job

  • 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.
  • Able to prioritise many competing demands, with proficient IT skills including the ability to effectively utilise computerised databases and ideally Auto CAD.
  • You will be well organised, an experienced team player with excellent financial and communication skills. You will need experience of motivating and leading a team as you will have line management responsibilities for a team of project managers and other estates professionals.
  • If you relish a challenge and want to be a part of delivering the biggest change to NHS services in Dorset in 30 years and have the necessary skills and experience; please get in touch to fulfil your potential and apply on the NHS Jobs or our Trust website.

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

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in a building discipline plus masters level qualification or significant relevant experience, to masters-level
  • Project management qualification


  • Corporate member of an Institute --- RIBA, RICS, IEE, IIE, CIOB, CIBSE etc.
  • Management NVQ4/5
  • AP in services or willingness to become an AP
  • Prince 2 / APM



  • Post qualification experience, or equivalent pre-qualification construction, estates and/or project management experience
  • Extensive experience as project lead delivering multi phased projects, utilising resources to achieve this
  • Experience of leading and managing / motivating professional services team
  • Demonstrable experience of managing and prioritising a significant capital budget and reporting to internal and external bodies
  • Experience managing an in-house team of project managers / estates personnel


  • Healthcare experience
  • Working with NHS capital procurement. Experience working in an acute hospital environment
  • Undertaking design work in a hospital environment
  • Delivery of multi-project estates programmes and portfolios

Technical Skills


  • AutoCAD proficient
  • Design skills in given discipline
  • Project management skills
  • Use of Microsoft software
  • Excellent written and analytical skills


  • Building design software packages
  • Microsoft project or other project management tools
  • Health and safety standards in relation to building and construction.



  • Knowledge of Building Contracts. NEC, JCT
  • Knowledge and practical experience to complete building projects of varying values
  • Good Knowledge of healthcare guidance, HTMs, HBNs and others industry specific guidance
  • Knowledge of building and engineering services and general construction design.


  • Familiarity with mechanical and electrical systems
  • P21+/P22 knowledge

other requirements specific to the role


  • Driving licence
  • General good health and fitness to meet the demands of the role (eg. Ability to regularly walk the sites and carry out measurement surveys)
  • Able to respond to unpredictable work patterns


  • Working accessing building sites to review progress.

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work as an individual or as a team member
  • Adaptable and imaginative
  • Innovative and enthusiastic
  • Ability to organise and delegate
  • Ability to work under pressure demonstrating the need to react to situations
  • Ability to communicate with others at all levels within the organisation and outside the organisation. The ability to explain the impacts and issues relating to a project and make others aware
  • Ability to make autonomous decisions on difficult issues
  • Commitment to quality of delivery and a focus on organisation-level goals.


  • General computer literacy in spreadsheets etc.
  • Lead on the issues that may affect a clinical environment and ensure that all relevant services are aware. Lead at meetings i.e. Design Teams and User Groups and chair where necessary

Language requirement


  • Be able to speak English as necessary to undertake the role

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