Head of Capital Projects (Hertfordshire)

Head of Capital Projects - Education (RJ 5029)

Hertfordshire, England

£75,000-£85,000 plus benefits & bonus

Capstone are working on exclusive basis with an award-winning private school whose history dates back to the 1600s. They pride themselves on creating an energetic and enthusiastic learning environment and are known for their academic excellence and supportive and multicultural environment. Situated in vast grounds in Hertfordshire with modern, purpose built and contemporary facilities, they are constantly looking to evolve and modernise their campus to ensure the that they are offering students the best possible space to learn and develop. With funding secured and key areas of improvement already identified, they are currently looking to hire a Head of Capitals Works to be the driving force for the schools infrastructure development and deliver a programme of construction projects across the campus.

You will be responsible for producing the buildings masterplan covering the next 20 years and work closely with the board and senior management, ensuring the successful delivery of the major buildings projects in a cost effective and timely manner.

Key responsibilities will include;


  • Developing the building masterplan to support the educational needs of the school
  • Playing a key role in the strategic development of the campus
  • Regularly liaising with Estates & Infrastructure Committee and School Board for approval of major building projects
  • Producing all project planning and project phasing ensuring minimal impact onto day to day operations of the school
  • Building a team of advisors and external consultant and suppliers for the projects
  • Managing the competitive tender process for all external service providers
  • Having overall responsibility for the delivery of large-scale construction projects on time, within budget and to required specification

The successful candidate


You will have a proven background in the delivery of construction projects in the education sector from either a consulting, client-side or contractor environment. You will have experience of producing detailed construction masterplans or capital works programmes and managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will also possess strong knowledge of the development process and all related planning permissions. With strong communication and engagement skills, you will be an excellent negotiator with the ability to build effective project teams and forge strong relationships with external consultancies and designers and internal stakeholders at varying levels.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to take full ownership of a major programme of construction work within the education sector and play a key role in this schools continuous development. For anyone who is looking for a morally satisfying and highly rewarding role, I would recommend that you get in touch.

To discuss this role in more detail, please contact Rob Joslin (Director) on +44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email r.joslin@capstone-recruitment.com

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