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Project Manager - Capital Projects

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a background in NHS construction? Are you looking for your nextchallenge where you can make a big impact?

The Projects Team at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking for an Estates Capital Project Manager, experienced in working in all types of Mental Health buildings. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of HTM's and HBN's to Healthcare standards and legislation. CDM2015 to Health & Safety at work, especially working on Constructions live sites.

You'll join our experienced team in managing the delivery of our exciting andambitious Capital Programme.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity where you can help build the future of theNHS for the population of Sussex.

The role is Monday to Friday with the occasional need to work out of hours at keypoints of a project and to undertaken on-call duties as part of the Estates andFacilities on-call service.

Main duties of the job

You'll use your experience of working with HTM, HBN's and CDM 2105, to take thelead in project managing medium or small scale projects including feasibility,procurement, design, construction, commissioning and bringing into use of complexcapital investment schemes across the Trust's diverse estate.

The team supports projects to improve environments in any of our mental healthservices across Sussex.

About us

As an organisation, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.

We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Working in Sussex enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Chichester, Brighton, Crawley & Eastbourne and only two hours away from London.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To succeed in this role, you will need to be an experienced Project Manager, who is a creative problem solver, with a great organisational approach and clear, confident communication skills underpinned by a solid background in construction design and project management.

The role purpose is to project manage the feasibility, procurement, design, construction, commissioning and bringing into use of complex capital investment schemes across the Trusts estate and to support the Head of Projects and Deputy Director, in the delivery of the Capital Programme projects allocated to the Capital Projects Team.

You will have the satisfaction of being able to see a project through from beginning to end with the knowledge that your work is having a positive impact on patient care.

To fulfil the role, the postholder will need to work closely with a range of internal colleagues and stakeholders and in particular the Estates & Facilities Team, Infection Control, Digital, Operational Clinical Teams and end Users.

Further details within the JD and Person Specification.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in an engineering/construction related discipline.
  • A chartered or incorporated engineer/member of a building/construction related professional organisation or have other equivalent appropriate qualifications and experience.
  • Formal qualification and/or substantial working knowledge of AutoCAD, and MS Project.
  • Construction / management training across an appropriate range of general management.



  • Experience of managing NHS Estates capital projects, including planning, design, specification, cost control and contract management of a range of projects
  • Have sound technical knowledge and experience of using HTM & HTMs to Healthcare Standards and legislation applicable to the design and construction of Health Buildings and their services, including the Building Regulations and Capital Investment Manual, Estatecode and Concode procedures.
  • Have experience of briefing, commissioning and monitoring solicitors, architects, building surveyors, services engineers, structural engineers, quantity surveyors and other consultants
  • Have knowledge and experience of the RIBA stages and producing the project documentation for the relevant stage
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of CDM 2015 and other Health & Safety Legislation, especially working on live construction sites



  • Able to communicate multi-stranded project, design, financial, contractual information, presents work scheme proposals to Clients, Senior Managers, Contractors, Estates & Facilities staff to gain co -operation
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of varying complexity over a broad geographical area

IT skills


  • Responsible for production of manuals, reports, specifications, digital drawings using CAD equipment
  • Experience of producing project programmes with critical path analysis

Physical skills


  • Able to prepare technical drawings using AutoCAD, use of drawing measurement, surveying tools and equipment.



  • Able to organise and prioritise work on a daily basis, taking into account conflicting demands, unpredictable work pattern and multiple deadlines
  • Embraces Team working and the need to work collaboratively

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust




BN13 3EP

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