Campus Living Job Vacancies


The Campus Living group brings together state-of-the-art campus facilities and commercial services at NUI Galway and has a mission to enhance the experience of the university community by expanding the services offered to staff, students, partners, visitors and alumni.

The Campus Living group oversees the following commercial services at NUI Galway: campus residences, conferences and events, summer study programmes, English language programmes and catering and retail outlets on campus.

View current job vacancies at Campus Living below.

Project Manager - Campus Residences

Job Description

Job Title:                            Project Manager
Discipline/Section:           Campus Residences
Term:                                 Contract to September 2019
Reports to:                        General Manager – Campus Residences

Role Relationships

The holder has specific job contact with:

  • Campus Living Management Team
  • NUI Galway Buildings and Estates Office
  • Building Project Team
  • External Contractors

Main Job Purpose

Campus Living is responsible for the management and operation of residences, conferences, summer schools and English language programmes on campus. Campus Living also manages all outsourced catering, retail and other commercial services on campus.

NUI Galway’s on-campus residences comprises of the 764 bed residences Corrib Village and the new 429 bed residence, opening in 2018.  Plans are also in place to build a further 450 beds by 2020. These residences comprise 252 apartments with a total of 1,089 bedrooms, a convenience store/café   and self-service laundrettes. During the academic year period of September-May annually, the residences accommodate university students and are rented on a self-catering basis. During the summer, the residences operate as an affordable accommodation destination welcoming over 10,000 conference delegates, overseas students, groups and tourists.

The Project Manager will be involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the residences.  S/He will be responsible for delivering customer centric safe residences while using best business practice to improve efficiency.

Essential Functions


  • Develop and implement a procurement plan for recurrent and capital spend.
  • Review and update policies, processes and procedures to ensure a quality product is provided with consistent level of cleanliness across existing and planned residences.
  • Develop and implement a mobilisation plan for the opening of the new residences in liaison with key stakeholders.
  • Plan the changeovers from academic year self-catering rentals to full serviced summer accommodation and vice versa.
  • Develop design and interior décor concepts for recurrent, and once off, capital upgrade projects cognisant of current trends and technical innovations.
  • Manage all outsourced services and contractors including Security to ensure that business needs are being met.
  • In conjunction with the Facilities Manager and the General Manager, develop annual maintenance and capital budgets.
  • Generate and present regular update reports in relation to key projects and areas of responsibility.
  • Manage building and grounds maintenance.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory legislation including health and safety and industry codes.
  • Manage utilities and communications infrastructure.


  • Experience managing subcontractors, risk identification and project delivery essential.
  • Experience and knowledge of principles, practices and methods of public procurement is desirable.
  • Proven negotiation skills coupled with strong business acumen.
  • Demonstrable experience in strong service delivery and a quality customer service focus with practice in problem solving and thinking outside the box.
  • Experience in working in an environment of multiple, sometimes conflicting, demands and prioritising effort and resources to get the best result while providing a quality service and maintaining a high standard of work.
  • Analytical, problem solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to assimilate and summarise information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Proven team work skills and the ability to influence, lead, motivate others and deliver change.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to respond to tight deadlines.
  • Well-developed IT skills including a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.


  • To be considered suitable for this position candidates should hold a Level 8 third level qualification in a relevant discipline such as Project Management, Facilities Management, Business Administration and / or 5 years plus experience in similar roles.
  • The post holder may be required to travel.

Closing Date for Applications

14th of January 2018

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click HERE