Temporary post until 31st December 2021
We are seeking a Project Manager to lead the new Sustainability and Construction Futures project that is based within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Wolverhampton. This is a £1.4million ERDF contract that will support the development of a research hub around Construction Futures expertise, while supporting 35 SME’s in the Black Country by offering access to university knowledge and expertise through working with academics and researchers on collaborative projects.
The Construction Futures Centre will engage in collaborations to bring the latest technologies to SME’s including digital simulation expertise to test the latest ideas and concepts around offsite construction, offsite manufacture, factory layout, modular design and construction etc.
The Project Manager will lead the project with the aims of:
- specifically focussing on offsite construction, offsite manufacturers and offsite construction supply chains, and the uptake of advanced BIM,
- supporting the national agenda on house building, and affordable housing,
- ensuring that Black Country companies engaged in offsite, or thinking of engaging in offsite or modular construction are able to access the latest thinking, technologies and research to sustain a lead in this growing sector
- collaborating with companies in the construction sector in improving innovation in thinking, process and product
The Project Manager will be responsible for leading the business development aspects of the project, maintaining contact with local Growth Hubs, Chambers of Commerce, and business clubs etc, to promote the project, as well as meeting regularly with SME’s who are the project beneficiaries. Any experience of working within construction or manufacturing, or working with SME’s in these sectors would be an advantage.
You will also be responsible for managing the project budgets, and will be the first point of contact with the funding body, MHCLG. It is essential that you can demonstrate some experience of project management, including financial management.
A first degree in a relevant subject is required, and a post graduate project management qualification would be an advantage.
With 23,000 students, the University holds an excellent quality teaching profile, with a strong performance in third stream income generation and a world class research excellence profile. The university holds a strong track record of working with regional, national and international businesses, and this project is part of a collective group of ERDF funded projects that supports business growth across the Black Country and beyond.
For informal discussions regarding the post contact Julie Lappin Business Development Manager, (01902 321655, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.