Graduate Project Manager (107175-0223) . Job Reference: 1890305

University of Warwick
April 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:£27,929 - £31,411
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Management & Professional


Estates Office

Sub Department

Capital Programme Team


£27,929 - £31,411 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 36.5 hours per week.

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic graduate looking to start your career in project management? The University of Warwick has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Project Manager to join our busy Estates team to commence in 2023. We are in an exciting period of development at Warwick, and we are looking for someone with a degree in a relevant discipline who is keen to gain hands on, varied experience in a diverse organisation and who can get stuck in and really drive and support some key refurbishment and new build projects.

As a Graduate Project Manager, you will be involved in different scales of projects to gain knowledge and experience on a range of construction projects. The projects can be self-led from £10k to supporting a Senior Project Manager on a £50M project. The project types could involve essential power, water, heating or data installations to improving our infrastructure resilience or refurbishment of our accommodation, laboratories, teaching, offices, workshops or commercial areas.

You will have a good knowledge of construction Health and Safety and be able to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, to see projects through to completion.

In return, we can offer you a supportive environment in which to gain a firm grounding in your career, offering fantastic multi-disciplinary experience and progression as opportunities develop. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate adherence and progress their core competencies for the relevant professional institution. You will also be supported through working towards professional accreditation with the relevant professional body.

Your starting salary will be £27,929 and will progress up the spinal points each year, with opportunity for earlier review depending on completion of certain milestones and objectives.

Various training will be offered as standard, including: • IOSH Managing H&S in Construction/ Working Safely at Warwick • Construction Skills Certification Scheme • University ‘moodles' including Asbestos Awareness • Construction Design and Management Regulations • Microsoft Project and other project management software

We offer excellent benefits, including: • Generous annual leave • Hybrid working opportunities • Discounted gym membership • Electric car scheme • Attractive pension scheme

We reserve the right to close the vacancy sooner than the advertised closing date if we receive a high volume of applications.

You will be required to prepare a presentation – details will be confirmed in advance of interview.

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


To gain a firm understanding and experience in project management/surveying, including proactive engagement with training and support given within the scope of the graduate scheme. To ensure proactive and demonstrable progress against the post holders responsibilities in line with the graduate scheme criteria and assessment.

Support the management and delivery of projects within defined cost, time and quality parameters, with support from others in the Capital Programme Team.


Under supervision and on small projects:

1. To undertake and manage a range of activities and duties relating to project management/surveying, including: a. Assist in the management of construction projects b. Support planning and design processes c. Proactive updating of project management system d. Highlight/escalate changing priorities to Senior manager for advice and guidance, building up to making recommendations/providing solutions e. Highlight and suggest approach to asbestos management in reference to project delivery, with support from Asbestos team

2. Research, prepare and produce high quality, accurate documents, relating to:

a. Health and Safety regulations (in consideration of Construction Design and Management Regulations and relevant University policies), drawing on the support of the Estates Health and Safety Adviser where required b. Support the preparation of project briefs and feasibility studies c. Preparation of drawings, specifications and reports d. Preparation of cost plans and estimates (in conjunction with the Commercial Manager) for schemes including building work, service installations, furniture and fittings and consultant fees. e. Assisting in obtaining planning permission and other legislative approval processes to ensure compliance f. Preparation of works orders, contract documentation and variation orders, in accordance with University Finance regulations

3. Liaising with the Procurement colleagues during the procurement process, including furniture installation and tendering works using a variety of contract types. Build confidence and experience in managing project budgets, initially in close liaison with the Finance and Procurement Team, to ensure all projects are delivered within the approved budget.

4. Work closely with the MEP Design team and Architectural Design Team to ensure projects fulfil the requirements of the University in design and architectural image.

5. Support on-site supervision and quality control of all schemes. Check compliance with programme, drawings, specification and legislative requirements. Managing the commissioning and handover of the projects and ensuring handover of documentation is complete.

6. Ensuring an audit trail is maintained, including the production of record drawings of projects for integration into the Estates Office archive together with appropriate data for entry in the Estates asset register by the Asset Information Team.

7. To proactively engage with and complete all graduate scheme requirements, ensuring achievement of objectives outlined in the framework document and as required for you to obtain membership with a professional body.

8. Other Duties, commensurate with the grade, as required.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Degree in a relevant discipline. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 2

The capability to apply Construction technology, building design and specification theory and practices in practical situations. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

The capability to understand and apply construction Health and Safety, as client and designer. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Experience of using Microsoft Office and IT based project planning and systems relevant to construction/building surveying. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Good interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to explain complex information. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

The ability to develop internal and external relations, collaborate, motivate and encourage performance in others as well as the ability to negotiate and persuade at a project level. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Commitment to continuing professional development. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 8

Commitment to working towards and obtaining the criteria outlined in the graduate scheme framework. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

The ability to form strong working relationships with the Estates team and with stakeholders. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 10

Good problem solving skills. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience in a construction role obtained through a placement would be advantageous. (a, c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

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Closing Date

2 Apr 2023

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