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Special Projects Manager FM: Engineering

British Museum


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Elevate your career at the British Museum, a world-class institution, as you oversee transformative projects and engage with history


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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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The British Museum, founded in 1753, is a treasure trove of human history and culture, home to iconic artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. This premier institution not only attracts millions of visitors but also offers a dynamic work environment in the heart of London. As a steward of global heritage, the Museum is on a quest for a skilled Project Manager to lead vital engineering projects and contribute to the preservation and enhancement of its esteemed estate.

Role Summary:

  • Manage and execute FM engineering projects from start to finish, adhering to the RIBA Plan of Work and the Museum's project management methods.
  • Oversee projects across the Museum's portfolio, including Bloomsbury estate, Orsman Road, and BM_ARC.
  • Collaborate with senior stakeholders, supply-chain partners, and support teams.

Role Requirements:

  • Outstanding management skills with the ability to oversee properties, budgets, and teams.
  • Proficient knowledge of building legislation, Building Information Management, and building conservation.
  • Experience in client-side Property Management of Capital Projects in prominent public or large organizations.


  • Attractive leave allowance and civil service pension.
  • Professional development opportunities aligned with the role.
  • Unique work setting in Bloomsbury's World Conservation and Exhibition Centre.
  • Exclusive access to Museum activities and free entry to various exhibitions.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan and discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

About the role: Join the British Museum in this unique new role supporting a new programme of masterplan and critical projects while supporting the museum to around 6 million visitors annually. This is a crucial role, involving working closely with senior stakeholders, supply-chain partners, and the support teams across the museum. To manage planned and reactive project work that supports technical services delivery and enhances the engineering excellence and resilience of the Museum estate.

Key areas of responsibility: To manage and deliver FM engineering projects according to best practice project management standards, the RIBA Plan of Work, and using the Museum’s Project Management methodology, from inception to completion and final handover to the Client. The post-holder will work on projects across the Museum’s property portfolio, including: the Bloomsbury estate, Orsman Road and BM_ARC.

About you: You will have excellent management skills, maintaining oversight of the properties, budgets, several professionals. Working on highly technical projects, you will have a keen knowledge of legislative requirements for buildings, Building Information Management, and ideally have an understanding of building conservation. You will have strong experience of client-side Property Management of high profile, public facing Capital Projects in a leading public institution or similar large organisation.

About the British Museum: Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

Benefits: The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including: Generous annual leave allowance (25 annual leave + 2.5 privilege days), Generous civil service pension (employer contribution of 27.1%), Professional and personal development opportunities, including further education programme opportunities (funding and study leave) aligned to role’s responsivities and department service offer, Working in the heart of Bloomsbury, London in the new World Conservation and Exhibition Centre (WCEC), Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities, Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions, Interest-free season ticket loan, Discounts on food and gift shop purchases.


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