Project Manager, RCA Estates

Date advertised

18 May 2023

Closing date

8 June 2023




Estates & Campus Operations

Required hours

Full Time


All three sites


£50,331 - £56,125

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world ‘s number 1 art & design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years (QS World Subject Rankings 2015-2022).   

Role Purpose: 

Part of the RCA Estates Directorate, the Estate Development team oversees a rolling programme of physical capital works projects across the RCA’s three campuses so as to maintain and improve the built assets of RCA’s estate and also to provide a safe, secure, and productive campus environment for students, staff, and visitors to the College.   Within the Estate Development team, the role of Project Manager [PM] acts as one of the team’s technical subject matter experts in relation to construction project management, supporting the Interim Director of Estates [IDoE] in implementing RCA Estates’ professional capability and capacity to deliver capital Projects (£1m-£5m), Minor Works (£100k-£1m), and Small Works/Moves (up to £100k); ensuring that all these projects meet the College’s standards for time, cost and quality of delivery.   

The PM has day-to-day management responsibility for the delivery of a portfolio of projects, including responsibility for external team members and project performance.   

Working with the Deputy Director - Estate Development and the Head of Project Management, the Project Manager manages the Estate Development team’s appointed contractor base and supply chain, engaging with the team’s professional consultant advisers who support capital projects. The role also acts as a focal point for liaison with customers and stakeholders of particular capital projects as they are delivered across the College’s three campuses.   

The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.

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