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Contracts and Projects Officer

Systems and Business Support

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,076 to £38,183 per annum + benefits
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Wednesday 08 February 2017
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 February 2017
Interview Date:  Tuesday 07 March 2017
Reference:  010317

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Estates & Facilities Department for a Contracts and Projects Officer in our Systems and Business Support team.

This role will be responsible for managing the Estates and Facilities’ projects portfolio, utilising PM3 Project Management Software to provide senior management with strategic oversight of construction projects, maintenance projects and system implementation projects.

The post holder will manage supplier relationships and contracts relating to the IT hardware and software in use across the department. They will provide administrative support for the Estates and Facilities project management office (PMO). They will also monitor resources and finances and manage the Risk Register on behalf of the Head of Systems and Business Support.

They will develop and maintain effective relationships through effective communication with project members and work with E&FM colleagues to update and maintain project templates to ensure they remain fit for purpose and are aligned with University project standards.

Providing training, support and advice to users of the department’s project processes, including the use of PM3 as the primary tool for project management is a key part of the role. You will plan, monitor and coordinate the activities and outputs of team members including producing and distributing regular management reports.

You will have:

  • The ability to use a range of IT resources to support delivery (MS Office or similar)
  • Proven ability to build positive working relationships with colleagues across other disciplines
  • Broad relevant experience of working in a PMO or similar environment is desirable

Estates & Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development and maintenance of the University Estate and provide Support Services to all faculties and departments in the University. The Estate is a key element of the marketability of the University. Estates & Facilities Management are responsible for the first impression of the organisation and managing the internal environment to ensure that staff, students and visitors have a positive experience.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. Ranked 4th in The Guardian league table for 2017, 11th in the complete University guide and the recipient of three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. This has positioned Surrey for even greater success in the future.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes generous salary package, award-winning pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renown Surrey Sports Park.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

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