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Senior Project Manager

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum - Spot Salary at £64,000
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced client facing Senior Project Manager (construction) to work within the award winning Capital and Planning Section of the Estates Department. The role will provide lead PM services to deliver capital construction and major refurbishment projects within the Trusts acute building stock to the highest standard. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a track record of client-side delivery covering all RIBA stages on major schemes. The Estates Department has an exciting and ambitious Estates Strategy and this senior role is pivotal to its successful delivery.

Extensive knowledge and experience of the development of capital schemes from inception to in-use is required with the ability to manage construction professionals and Trust stakeholders engaged in the design & construction process. Knowledge and experience of the NEC3/4 suite of contracts and the green book 5 case business model is required. Candidates should demonstrate experience in commercial awareness and understanding of procurement routes to market including good governance arrangements.

This role is subject to a spot salary of �64,000.
  • Interview Date Wednesday, 31 July 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

  • 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 the provision of world class clinical services to achieve the Trusts vision and standard of care.
  • Educated to Master's level (or equivalent experience) and Chartered membership of a recognised professional body, you will demonstrate a proven track record of scheme delivery within or without the NHS. The successful candidates will form part of a multi-disciplinary Capital Team, reporting into the Assistant Director of Estates (Strategy, Planning & Capital Development) for overall programme delivery. Direct line management of Project Managers and Clerk of Works within the Capital Structure forms part of this role.

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

  • To commission and Project Manage Major Capital new works Projects on behalf of the Trust. (Individual schemes are usually in the region of �4 - 6 million with a number of these schemes being procured at any one time)
  • Provision of specialist Expert professional advice to all major specialist projects.
  • Work with others to ensure affordable capital programmes consistent with business priorities.
  • Lead and manage a team of multi-disciplinary staff in the procurement of capital schemes.
  • Provide professional project management and financial advice to ensure projects are procured to correct specification, on time and within budget.
  • Manage a variety of Building and Engineering schemes which involve multi disciplinary teams that include External engaged consultants, contractors and Specialist Services.

A proven track record of scheme delivery within or without the NHS is expected to be demonstrated. The successful candidate 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 giving professional specialist advice to other Senior Estates and staff members of the Trust.

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



  • An in-depth knowledge of building techniques, procurement routes, contract management, design processes and major programmes of work.
  • Excellent financial management skills in relation to the delivery of capital projects.
  • An in-depth understanding of the physical healthcare environment as reflected in relevant policies and procedures (e.g. HTM and HBN)


  • An understanding of engineering services in major capital schemes and preferably in the acute healthcare environment
  • Building Information Management systems.
  • Good knowledge of building and planning legislation applicable to the NHS environment.



  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to develop programmes of work and manage against them.
  • Well developed team leadership and change management skills.


  • Working use of CAD systems



  • Have extensive experience in the design, construction and project management of major building projects.
  • Have experience of working in an acute healthcare setting



  • Minimum graduate level with master's degree or equivalent level qualifications / experience
  • Membership of a recognised professional body
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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