Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC252348
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £32782 - £35459
Date Posted 30 December 2019
Grade UKRI-Band D
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 26 January 2020
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £32,782 - £35,459 (includes an annual allowance of £2,000)
Grade: UKRI - D
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 26th January 2020


About us


As a member of STFC’s Estates and Facilities Management team, you will proactively support the Estates remit to deliver flexible, customer focused and efficient services that support the delivery of STFC’s vision, values and objectives. The Estates services team needs to be agile and able to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our diverse customer base, therefore it is expected that you will demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach.  

All members of the Estates team will, from time to time, be expected to lead or participate (appropriate to Band level) in STFC and Estates projects that may be outside their normal remit.

Role Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of STFC Estates and Science Programme funded minor new works projects to programme and within allocated budgets. STFC appoints government framework construction consultants and contractors help to deliver the programme of work and this role is instrumental in developing good working relationships with the supply chain, and ensuring high levels of quality, craftsmanship and value for money from it.

You will engage and consult with the Estates Management Client base at RAL, stakeholders and associated third parties, regarding minor projects and measured term contracts; including capturing “the Client Brief”, interpretation of requirements and preparation of specifications with the aid of the Estates Design Department and other in-house or outsourced specialists.

The primary duties will include:
  • Wholesale ownership, management, and delivery of construction projects, from conception to handover aftercare
  • Initial and on-going liaison with internal and external clients to interpret, define and track project requirements, scope and cost for its duration
  • Foster and encourage a customer focused project delivery ethos through personal example, leadership and employing best industry practices
  • Deliver an efficient and positive customer experience throughout assigned projects
  • Validation of contractors’ estimates, preparation of specifications and tender documents relating to minor projects and maintenance activities under measured term contracts at RAL
  • Instructing, implementing and managing projects using NEC3/4 TSC and NEC3/4 ECC processes and protocols
  • Planning of works and supervision of contractors to ensure minimal impact to the scientific programme, including works coordination, integration, safety and quality assurance
  • Assurance of works and projects to comply with all relevant national and local safety regulations and protocols, including the management and control of asbestos containing materials (with the assistance of the departments Construction Health and Safety Advisor)
  • Assist the Estates Works Manager with the supply of robust cost management information for assigned projects, including the valuation and reconciliation of measured term contracts (with the assistance of Consultant Cost Managers) and planned budget spend profiles
  • Project management of various projects incorporating all building disciplines, with in-house assistance for M & E and other specialist trades
  • Ensure the customer/clients acceptance and sign off for scope changes and the completion of minor project works
  • Mentoring and development of team members (including the support of Apprentices and graduate trainees formal programmes of learning)
  • Champion the estates service in a positive manner
  • Deliver a high level of customer service
  • Attend appropriate training to support the role and service delivery
  • Any other reasonable management request.
Any other Relevant Information

There will be a requirement for some work to be carried out within classified radiation areas and at height.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting Criteria (S), Interview Criteria (I) or both (S&I)  


  • Formal building qualification, to a minimum standard of ONC/HNC (or equivalent) (Level 3/4) (S)
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of the construction industry and project management/works planning (S&I)
  • Demonstrable team management/supervisory experience (S&I)
  • Proven Contractor management skills and experience (S&I)
  • Estimating and Cost Management experience (S&I)
  • Recent experience of applying CDM, Quality Systems and Safety (S&I)
  • Experienced operator of Microsoft Office
  • AutoCAD experience (S&I).


  • Professional construction accreditation (RICS or equivalent)
  • Nationally recognised health and safety qualification
  • Recognised project management qualification
  • Experience of undertaking condition surveys and dilapidation reports
  • Industry CSCS Card
  • Experience and practical application of NEC3/4 TSC and NEC3/4 ECC
  • BIM delivery and application
  • Live within one hours travel time of RAL site
  • Available for occasional overnight visits
  • Full U.K. Driving License.

Interview Criteria (I)


  • Estimating and cost management experience
  • Detailed knowledge of current construction working practices and protocols
  • Experience of delivering customer focused services
  • Able to motivate and manage contractors
  • Able to talk about the delivery of complex construction schemes to demonstrate industry experience and competence
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Willingness to broaden knowledge
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to work effectively and logically in high pressure situations
  • Self-motivated & enthusiastic
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Demonstrate adaptability and good team working skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Experience/knowledge of procurement.

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

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