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Senior Project Manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Project Manager to join an award-winning and dynamic Capital Projects Team who will oversee the end-to-end planning and delivery of a wide range of capital projects. The post holder will work across the Trust, taking on responsibility for complex capital and infrastructure projects, alongside smaller charitably funded works.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support and advise wider Estates & Capital Development Team (including DECD, DDECD, HEP, HEM) in line with Trust governing objectives and wider best practices, to achieve long-term, best value, quality service provision, which anticipates and satisfies its customers' needs, and is for the benefit of patients, staff and clinical service delivery.
  • Take predominant responsibility for the development of project construction, coordination, management, maintenance and compliance strategies and logistics solutions for projects up to c.�25 million. Ensuring key project objectives are achieved in terms of specific performance, time, cost and quality.
  • Take the lead in liaison and communicating with a range of individuals key to both the project and wider hospital to ensure information is shared and acted on efficiently.
  • Manage and inspire in-house staff and a professional network of consultants, suppliers, and contractors, to improve value and outcomes and optimise overall performance and delivery.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

Specific to this role is the suitability for agile working which is a mixture of on-site and remote working. In addition, we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service. UHS employees can access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a suitable candidate, you will be able to demonstrate excellent project management skills, combined with strong leadership and people management experience. In addition to leading and developing internal colleagues, you will also have the ability to manage relationships with the Trust's external professional consultants, suppliers, and contractors.

You will be comfortable operating in a highly complex, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. Most importantly, you will share the values and ambitions of our Trust.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious and high-profile organisation. We are committed to ensuring that across the Trust our colleagues reflect the diverse population of our communities.

For additional information about this role, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Specialist works and building knowledge to Degree level
  • Qualified as Architect/Chartered Surveyor/Structural Engineer/ Civil Engineer/Quantity Surveyor to Masters level or equivalent
  • Evidence of further structured study as a Project Manager.
  • Trained in specifics such as H& S/CDM, design and project management.
  • Membership of APM or equivalent


  • Demonstration of a broad range of awareness and training courses in the building and construction fields.
  • Membership of RIBA/RICS/ICE/or equal.

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Substantial demonstrable experience in architecture, building or construction management, including all stages of construction projects and project management.
  • Management of delegated budgets and works and fee contracts tested by competitive tender.


  • To have managed consultant and construction contracts from design to completion.
  • Experience of engaging with in-house engineering or facilities functions plus Statutory Authorities and Dept of Health.

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Current awareness of statutory requirements, standards & regulations.
  • Clear verbal, and written communication skills in leadership, management, and technical matters and reports. Proficient user of E-mail, word processing, spreadsheets
  • Pragmatic but maintaining attention to detail across all duties.


  • Demonstration of Continuing Professional Development in chosen field.
  • Demonstration of Continuing Professional Development in chosen field.

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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