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Project Manager

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Additional 15 % Recruitment Retention Payment
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced client facing Construction Project Manager to undertake capital investment projects, major refurbishments and critical infrastructure upgrades within the Trusts acute building stock. The Estates Directorate has a substantial capital programme and ambitious Estates Strategy to deliver, the successful candidate will form part of an in-house planning and capital team to deliver on these strategic objectives.

A sound knowledge of the development of capital schemes from inception to practical completion is required with the ability to manage construction professionals and Trust stakeholders engaged in the design & construction process. Knowledge and experience of the NEC3 suite of contracts and various procurement routes are integral to this role.

The ability to effectively manage construction contractors and design professionals to ensure projects are delivered within the parameters of time, cost and quality is a fundamental requirement. The successful candidate must have the skills, drive and determination to deliver to provision of world class clinical services to achieve the Trusts vision and standard of care.
  • Interview Date Friday, 02 August 2024
  • 37 hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
  • You will receive an additional 15% Recruitment Retention Payment.

Main duties of the job

The Estates Department manages a major programme of capital, new works and refurbishment schemes.

The Project team is integral to the success of this activity.

The post holder will:
  • Act as Trust Estates project lead and/or support specific developments and projects that will impact on services across the Trust.
  • Constantly aware of the direct affect and impact upon the environment, safety and comfort of patients, staff and members of the public and Respond pro-actively as required.
  • Required to integrate the Trust's service requirements with those of the Specialty managers and users of the service.
  • Manage and interpolate technical incoming information and disseminate down to other members of the projects team, setting relevant priorities.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A proven track record of scheme delivery within or without the NHS is expected to be demonstrated. The successful candidates will form part of a multi-disciplinary Capital Team, reporting into the Trust Capital Projects Manager responsible for overall programme delivery.

This senior post will be the lead role for the conception, planning and management of the Trust capital schemes across three sites giving professional specialist advice to other Senior Estates and staff members of the Trust.

The post holder will be required to:
  • Commission and project manage a range of major capital or new works projects.
  • Take the lead role in planning and design of schemes interfacing with Senior Managers of the Trust.
  • Give specialist estates advice to the Trust.
  • Responsible for the production of feasibility schemes.
  • Design and Manage in-house design works.
  • Work with others to ensure affordable capital programmes consistent with business priorities are delivered.
  • Line manage a project team Building/Engineering/CAD operatives and consultant specialists.
  • Manage a variety of Building/Engineering schemes which involve multi-disciplinary teams:
  • External consultants
  • Specialist services
  • Direct Labour
  • Contractors

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Advance level knowledge of design, building, planning & construction regulations in large acute hospitals.
  • A clear understanding of issues facing the NHS.
  • Health & Safety legislation.
  • High level of theoretical knowledge to manage wide range of estates issues & assets.
  • Knowledge & understanding of the complex integration of engineering & building services involved within planning, design & implementation of schemes.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering/building services.
  • Knowledge & understanding of specialised practices, policies & procedures specific to Estates buildings & engineering installations.



  • IT skills on packages including Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Project 2003.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills at all levels.



  • Advanced knowledge, training & experience via formal & informal training courses.
  • Successful track record of capital & major revenue schemes at an operational level in a complex NHS environment.


  • Evidence of on-going professional development Specialist courses
  • Architectural/Engineering background.



  • Educated to Honours degree level in a building or engineering related subject or HNC with equivalent experience.


  • Chartered Membership of a building/engineering professional body.
  • Management qualification.
  • AutoCAD qualification.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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