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Head of Capital Development, Maynooth University

We recently managed the appointment of Head of Capital Development to the leadership team of Maynooth University. Please go to Current Opportunities to discover our latest assignments.

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Maynooth University, a place of research and learning for over 15,000 students and almost 1,300 staff, is one of the fastest growing third level institutions on the island of Ireland, with ambitious plans for the future of its campus. The University’s campus master plan envisions the expansion and enhancement of the university estate to host over 20,000 students in a vibrant learning environment, supporting world-class research, outstanding teaching and learning, and a vivid cultural and sporting life, in a rich, diverse, green and sustainable campus. The University not only envisions major developments in the physical facilities and infrastructure of the campus, but also significant changes in how it is operated and used.


Maynooth University is engaged in a major and ongoing capital development programme which has seen over €300 million invested in campus infrastructure, facilities and operations since 2010. The Head of Capital Development will drive the delivery of the University’s future campus development via the campus master plan and through the design and delivery of individual capital projects with a particular emphasis on sustainability. This role will be key to the ongoing successful implementation of the capital development programme and to the next cycle of development to cover the period to 2030 and beyond.


You will possess a minimum of 10 years’ leadership experience in the delivery & management of major capital projects from envisioning through briefing, design, construction and commissioning. You will have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework governing public capital works in addition to strong experience in the planning and appraisal of capital development programmes. You will have a proven track record of leading and procuring major capital projects in the public sector. You will possess outstanding programme and project management skills. You will possess appropriate academic and/or professional qualifications related to the principal role accountabilities.

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