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Project Manager/Technical Liaison Officer (Fixed Term)

The Department has reached RIBA Stage 3 of the process to plan and construct a £300m new building to provide state-of-the-art scientific facilities and a modern working environment for research and teaching Physics at Cambridge. To support this exciting and challenging project through RIBA Stages 4-6, we are seeking a skilled and experienced Project Manager to assist the Department's Representative User in ensuring that the technical specification of the design is achieved in its construction, and to plan in detail the arrangements for moving the Department from its old estate to the new building.

The successful candidate will have project management experience in the context of the construction or refurbishment of buildings, as well as experience of physical science research environments in a senior technical or administrative role. Strong skills in negotiation, liaison, organisation and communication are essential as the role holder will be required to work effectively with Departmental representatives as well as the design team, the University' Estate Management and external contractors and suppliers. Being able to work as part of a team, adapting and adjusting quickly as the project develops, and high levels of self-motivation and proactivity will also be characteristic of the chosen candidate.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution towards a highly complex and visible building project for a world-leading academic department, and to do so with the support of congenial and engaged colleagues.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Gillian Weale on 01223 337362 or email

Please quote reference KA13721 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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