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Estates Capital Project Manager

Royal Museums Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£35,000 – £40,000 pa
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Royal Museums Greenwich is an epic place of exploration. In the heart of Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, RMG is home to the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, and the Queen's House. The Estate includes Scheduled Ancient Monuments and listed buildings, and their associated services are maintained to a high standard and in sympathy with their heritage status.

The Estates and Facilities Management Department is responsible for the Museum's Estates and the provision of essential services such as cleaning, security, and grounds maintenance. The team is led by the Head of Estates and Facilities Management who reports to the Executive Business & Operations Director. The Hard Services team is responsible for the fabric, grounds, and mechanical and electrical aspects of the Estate, which include a number of capital projects each year. This newly created role will support the current team through a mixture of individual projects and collaborative objectives to deliver the ambitious Capital Works Programme.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Estates and Facilities Management the Estates Project Manager (Capital) will be responsible for delivering multiple capital works through the project lifecycle across the Museum's sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own the delivery of multiple capital projects, in close collaboration with professional teams and relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinate the project budgets, ensure accurate and timely reporting of progress
  • Manage the external professional teams, including meetings, mediations, reporting, and procuring any services that may be required
  • Be the main point of contact between RMG, relevant stakeholders, and professional teams
  • Ensure effective handover to end-users, including defect management, and complete O&M manuals are accepted.
  • Management of the public procurement process
  • Stakeholder Management (internal and external)
  • Ensure health and safety is a key focus on all projects
  • Support the delivery of other Capital Projects managed by the wider Estates Team

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant Project Management qualifications and demonstratable experience within a similar environment.
  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills with experience in people management including managing external contractors.
  • Strong leadership skills with an approachable and successful communication style which results in issues being raised and risks managed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate highly complex issues and technical information to non-technical staff.
  • Impartial and objective approach, with the ability to represent all stakeholder interests and to coordinate the input of RMG colleagues at the senior level.
  • Demonstrable experience and effective ability to manage external contractors/consultants on projects.
  • An agile approach with the flexibility to adapt as funding/projects demand.
  • Core project management skillset of understanding of project programming, knowledge of construction contracts, change control processes, risk management, change management, and project progress reporting
  • Good working knowledge of relevant legislation including CDM 2015, Equality Act 2010, and procurement processes, particularly in relation to the public sector.
  • Appreciation of environmental and planning issues relating to a development program located on a sensitive, historic site.
  • Attention to detail and meticulous record-keeping to ensure accurate project files are maintained and made available to relevant stakeholders.

Terms and Conditions:

Core hours of work will be 36 per week, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, with an additional hour to be worked in agreement with line management. Occasionally this role may be required to work outside normal office hours, for which time off in lieu will apply. Although the role is predominately site-based arrangements for elements of remote working can be agreed upon.

To apply: please fill in an online application form,

Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022


Royal Museums Greenwich comprises four sites: the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House and Cutty Sark. Together these constitute one museum working to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people.

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