A career with Historic Royal Palaces

Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, The Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew’s royal buildings and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

We’re searching for experienced and dedicated project managers and quantity surveyors to work with our specialist consultants and contractors on Building Conservation and Major Project work at our extraordinary sites. Visitor experience lies at the heart of our work - explaining the sites’ history and championing best practice in conservation and award-winning design.

Reporting to the Surveyor of the Fabric (SoF) and Head of Projects, you will be part of a team of architects, building and quantity surveyors responsible for managing conservation and improvement works from feasibility, through design and construction, to project review. Major projects deliver on longer-term masterplans across sites, and range from visitor and staff accommodation, retail & catering, exhibitions and interior re-presentations to gardens’ restoration works. Prioritisation of building conservation projects is informed by the Quinquennial State of the Estate condition survey, undertaken by the project management team. Project sponsorship, development of business plans, reporting to internal Project Boards and liaison with planning officers & the Historic England Inspectorate forms part of the role.

The ability to work independently and deliver projects to time, cost and quality criteria is essential. A Building Surveying, Architectural or Quantity Surveying degree and professional qualification will be supported by relevant practical experience, including knowledge of conservation policy and contract administration. The highest standards apply, and HRP supports career development through practical experience and training.

A range of positions (Assistant Quantity Surveyors & Assistant Project Managers – working towards their professional qualification, Principal Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Senior Project Managers) are available, based on experience. The successful applicants will be based at Hampton Court Palace or the Tower of London, with work at other palaces as required.

  • Project Managers’ salary range: £30k - £60k
  • Quantity Surveyors’ salary range: £30k - £70k

If it sounds like your area of expertise and interest, submit your CV and application on line, and tell us why you‘re the perfect person to join our team of professionals working on our listed buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

For more information and to apply, please click on the link to the relevant role below:

Assistant Project Manager
Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Principal Quantity Surveyor

Closing Date: Friday 10 May 2019

Historic Royal Palaces offer a range of benefits, including competitive pension scheme, enhanced holiday entitlement, bonus scheme, membership, career development – as well as being a truly unique place to work. Find more information on what it’s like to work at HRP here.

The Tower of London Moat, showing an aerial view of the Beyond the Deepening Shadow installation and lit-up city skyline
Conservation contractors tending to the Queen's House roof top as part of a larger conservation project to preserve the building
The ground gloor of the Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by trees