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Associate Estates Project Manager

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, 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.

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the delivery of the site redevelopment scheme by delivering or supporting the delivery of individual projects and works packages. This will include supporting the design, tendering, liaison with consultants and contractors, agreeing standards (and ensuring they are met) and acceptance of work packages.

Due to the anticipated high number of applications for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

Location: Christchurch, Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

The Associate Project Manager manages small to medium key projects within the Group portfolio, with responsibilities including the coordination and completion of projects on time, to scope and within budget. The Associate Project Manager will oversee all aspects of project delivery, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring, and reporting project progress. In your day-to-day role you will:

Ensure projects are delivered following the Change Delivery Framework Ensure adequate governance is set up based on the project complexity level. Successful delivery of projects to time, budget, scope that can realise expected benefits.

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.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed job description and main responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Building, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering disciplines or significant proven experience acquired by working in a similar role within an estates department / construction.
  • Relevant post-graduate registration/diploma or equivalent experience.


  • Project management accreditation Corporate member of an Institute --- RIBA, RICS, IEE, IIE, CIOB, CIBSE etc.



  • Experience as project lead.
  • Experience of leading and managing/motivating professional services team.
  • Experience of managing capital budgets for various schemes.


  • Experience of healthcare in estates environment and project delivery Working with NHS capital procurement.
  • Experience working in an acute hospital environment Undertaking design work in a hospital environment.

Technical Skills Competencies


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


  • Building design software packages such as AutoCAD, Revit Microsoft project specifically Or other project management tools Health & Safety standards in relation to Building and Construction.



  • Knowledge and practical experience to complete building projects of various values.
  • Knowledge of building and engineering services and general construction design.


  • Familiarity with mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Good Knowledge of healthcare guidance, HTM's, HBN's and other industry specific guidance.
  • P21+/P22 knowledge.
  • Knowledge of NEC and JCT building contracts.
  • Modern methods of construction.
  • Net zero carbon / sustainability in construction.

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Driving license.
  • General good health and fitness to meet the demands of the role.
  • Able to respond to unpredictable work patterns.
  • Occupational health clearance.


  • 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 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.


  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites



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