Project Manager Required

UCC Academy DAC (the “Academy”) was set up to promote the strategic aims of University College Cork (the “University”).  The Academy carries out a number of projects to internationalise the University, to enhance the financial sustainability of the University and to improve or maintain its international rankings.  The Academy has four principal areas of activity, working in partnership with the University: to support internationalisation and the operation of the University’s overseas offices; to provide project management and related services; the operation of specific services on behalf of the University; and to procure highly specialised skills and talent, on a short or medium term basis, as required by the University.  UCC is in the top 2% of the world’s universities.

The Client: UCC College of Medicine and Health (“CoMH”)
Since 1849, University College Cork holds a long and proud history of medical education. The College of Medicine and Health is one of four Colleges in the University and provides future medical and health professionals with a world-class, student-centred education, based on knowledge, informed by research and with an awareness of societal needs.

The College of Medicine and Health at UCC is the most comprehensive in the Country; it provides programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Midwifery, Public Health and Health Promotion, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing Science and Pharmacy. It is large in scale, with an international focus on the diverse needs and of disciplines mirroring today’s complex integrated healthcare systems. We are the primary academic partner to nine hospitals in the South/South West region of Ireland.

World-class standards and a strong tradition of excellence and leadership in all clinical disciplines give its students and academics the tools they need to develop to the highest calibre. The College of Medicine and Health at UCC is committed to continually linking brilliant minds, cutting edge technologies, excellence in teaching and research, all of which take place in a stimulating and challenging environment.


The Position: Project Manager
 A framework masterplan was established by Cork County Council (CCC) in 2011 and sets out the broad principles for the development of a Cork Science and Innovation Park (CSIP), with a focus on innovative Science and Technology developments in sectors: Health & Wellbeing, ICT, Energy & Environment.

The first building in the Cork Science and Innovation Park represents a €12m investment from UCC, supported by its partners, which include Cork County Council and CIT.  The project will embed innovative developments in Science and Technology in a number of sectors: Health & Wellbeing, ICT, Energy and Environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to support the College of Medicine and Health (CoMH) in successfully planning and building the first building in the new Cork Science and Innovation Park.


Job Responsibilities

This role will report to the Head of the Project Centre, and will work directly with the Project Sponsor/Principal Investigator and the CoMH to ensure the following project tasks are completed:

  • Secure sign-off on the project governance, scope and business requirements
  • Perform secretariat activities for the Steering Group/Working Groups
  • Work with Project Sponsor and all stakeholders to define occupancy criteria for the building
  • Develop and document the evaluation criteria for prospective occupants and ensure alignment with the public service and funding objectives agreed between the stakeholders
  • Collate user requirements of the facility and provide UCC Building & Estates Department with requirements approved by the Steering Group
  • Develop standard contracts for tenancy and occupancy
  • Develop and maintain project deliverables and ensure key project documentation, reports and plans are accurate and complete
  • Ensure that project tasks are prioritised and that work is completed based on the critical path of each project
  • Support the clear and timely communication of project progress to stakeholders
  • Support scheduling and coordinate meetings and workshops, and prepare supporting agendas, inputs and outputs
  • Monitor tasks and deliverables to ensure project milestones are achieved
  • Close the project and transfer to operational staff

Essential Criteria:

  • A university degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Strong commercial acumen and numeracy skills
  • Track record in leading and supporting project delivery
  • A strategic thinker – able to understand UCC’s long term objectives for the CSIP
  • An influencer – able to drive positive change through influencing the business owners to prioritise and drive the business objectives
  • A strong communicator – able to articulate project objectives with multiple stakeholders including University management and staff members, third party providers, landlords, prospective CSIP tenants and other stakeholders
  • A doer – able to implement the agreed strategy and monitor and report upon progress against plan.

Desirable Criteria:

  • A qualification in project management

The Package:

Term: The post is for 0.6/0.8 FTE over a one year fixed term
Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a one-page CV and a short covering letter (no more than one A4 page) outlining why this role is of interest and how you meet the requirements.  Your cover letter and CV should use a font size no smaller than size 11

Closing date: 3 September 2017


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