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Project Manager - London Bridge, London

iQ Student Accommodation
London Bridge, London
£60,000 - £65,000 per annum
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

Job Details

Project Manager - London Bridge, London

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Cottons Centre (Capital Projects)

Being curious and open to new ideas? It's an iQ thing.

iQ is one of the UK's biggest providers of student accommodation, committed to giving our 30,000 students in 77 sites across 29 UK cities their best year yet.

Our London- and Manchester-based support teams are the oil that keeps the iQ wheels turning, providing our brilliant site teams (circa 600 employees) with everything they need to deliver a fantastic student experience every day. The iQ Support functions cover everything from Real Estate and Legal to Marketing, People and Finance, but what we all have in common is our uncompromising commitment to doing the right thing, even when nobody's watching. The iQ thing.

What makes a great iQer?

iQers are a pretty special bunch. Our team is bursting with independent thinkers and problem solvers, who join us to explore what's possible and build a career as part of a diverse, fun and supportive team. If you have people skills, personality and potential, you're already our cup of tea. Ready to feel like you've got the best job ever?

About the Role

IQ is looking for a Project Manager to work closely with the Senior Project Manager and Capital Projects Team. Reporting to and supporting the Senior Project Manager to develop and execute the delivery of capital project initiatives for a defined portfolio of residential assets.   

Key Role Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor development and delivery of refurbishments & remodeling ensuring providing timely information for development of Business Case and Investment Appraisals.
  • Establish Risk criteria and continue to monitor through risk registers.
  • Providing technical know-how and ensuring iQ requirements and objectives are fully aligned to the design intent, safety by design criteria and the cost plan. Providing client representation on any communications to external stakeholders
  • Lead and manage the development and delivery process from inception through to delivery including post completion aftercare.
  • Managing consultants and design teams in developing refurbishment projects
  • Coordinate the design team throughout the project life cycle including the consents process, Building Regs. & contractor procurement stages.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal iQ requirements, statutory, quality and health and safety standards.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships; communicate and collaborate closely with internal Operational & Property counterparts.
  • Report on project level progress and budgets, monitor consultant & contractor deliverables and address any deviations from plan.
  • Communicate and collaborate closely with Capital Projects Team to ensure timely decisions are made.
  • Delivery of budgets for all projects.
  • Support and develop inoccupation model for future projects. 

 Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in a construction related discipline.
  • Chartered or working towards chartered status (MRICS, MAPM, or CIOB)
  • Experience in JCT and NEC forms of contract
  • Project management of new build and refurbishment developments throughout the project life cycle.
  • Ability to deal confidently with and support senior managers.
  • Ability to clearly communicate, deal with change and cope with the rigors of a fast-paced summer refurbishment program.
  • Experience with main contractors during the delivery phase, monitoring progress, quality and safety aspects of the contract and dealing robustly with any deviations.
  • Ability to utilize project management tools; MS project or similar, develop risk schedules and competent in the use of MS products.
  • Experience of budgetary management; able to carry out value engineering and interrogate cost plans.
  • Experience of implementing innovative and best practice techniques and standards in the context of student accommodation developments.  

We work a hybrid working model a with 2/3 days in our office based in London Bridge.

Apply today and find out what it's like to work at iQ!


  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (pro rata for part-time)
  • Additional day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Pension: we match your contributions up to 8%
  • Gym Discounts
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to thousand's of discounts and offers at shops you know and love
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working policy


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We're iQ Student, the 2nd largest provider of student accommodation in the UK. Our mission is to reimagine the student living experience, and give our Students their best year yet. We always look for passionate individuals who want to make a difference to our students' lives. In return we can offer you a fun working environment, excellent perks and we'll also help you to develop in your career with our awesome learning and development opportunities.

So what are you waiting for? Apply now and show us what you can do.  

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