Project Manager Fit-Out (Life-Sciences)  Open

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About the function

Are you looking for the next challenge in your career in one of the most dynamic sectors of the real 
estate market? 


Who are we looking for?
To further strengthen our team, we are looking for a Project Manager.

In this position you will work in a growing team with a focus on project fit-outs as part of the development of single and multi-tenant knowledge-intensive real estate projects.

The role requires responsibility for end-to-end delivery of existing asset programs and new build project fit-outs. This means: 

  • You are financially, organizationally, and qualitatively responsible for projects.
  • You will ensure that the Kadans brief and objectives are met and that projects are delivered on time and within the approved budget adhering to the appropriate quality standards.
  • The development value for each project is between £50k and £5 million.
  • You will work in a dynamic team with the Development Managers, Asset Managers, Head of Property UK&I and external advisers. 
  • You will assimilate the development information from end-user requirements gathered from initial enquiries through to post completion/occupation.
  • Develop incoming tenant briefs and obtain both business and end user sign off. This will include identifying the specific technical needs of incoming tenants and translating into a bespoke fit-out (CAT-B) programme of works. 
  • Appoint and manage contractors, installers, consultants and applicable regulatory bodies. 
  • Agree building contracts, assignments to suppliers and subcontractors together with our legal advisors.
  • You will be responsible for developing the budget and maintaining control of costs through design and construction.
  • Where tenants are undertaking their own fit out, manage and approve any license agreements required.
  • Project planning, including identification of key milestones and critical path items. Interfacing with the tenant and professional team to control the flow of project.
  • Working collaboratively with the Development Team to align the CAT A Practical Completion with the incoming tenant briefs and fit-out programmes. 
  • During the construction you are responsible for the construction process. This will include site visits, managing contractors and tenants, change control, reporting to the business. 
  • Producing monthly update reports on progress, look ahead and key project performance indicators. 
  • You will monitor the on-going relationship with the tenants and work with the central Kadans property management team.  
  • You will report directly to the Development Director, UK & Ireland.

We will first introduce ourselves:

Kadans is the leading European developer, operator, and asset manager of Science & Innovation 
locations with a high expertise in real estate for knowledge intensive industries. Kadans has a deep 
understanding of the requirements in different research fields of our tenants and the complexities 
that come with it.

The Kadans portfolio consists of laboratory facilities including cleanrooms, research facilities, pilot plants and more traditional office space. Kadans creates these facilities for R&D departments of 
knowledge institutions, educational bodies and knowledge-intensive businesses in sectors, such as life sciences, healthcare, biotechnology and high-tech industries.

Kadans is uniquely familiar with the needs of innovative organisations and knows how to translate these into high-quality and sustainable facilities. With an optimal positioning of spaces, perfect functional floor areas and the ideal layout and specifications of laboratories.

Kadans owns and manages multiple assets in the UK including Merlin Place & Babraham Research 
Campus (Cambridge), Abingdon Science Park (Oxford), King’s Cross (London), Sycamore House 
(Stevenage), West of Scotland Science Park (Glasgow) and is in advanced discussions to significantly expand its position in the UK with new developments and acquisitions. As part of the Kadans UK portfolio we have latest joint venture with Canary Wharf Group where we will be building the biggest multi-let Life Science building in Europe – click here for more information. 

Kadans is a pan-European platform initially focusing on the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, 
France and the UK. Kadans’ portfolio comprises 50+ properties across 26 campus locations, serving more than 450+ tenants.

For more information:


  • An extensive network gained through work experience (5+ years) in the construction, technical or consultancy world, preferably in the knowledge-intensive sector. 
  • Experience of UK Build Regulations is essential with Scottish Building Regulations preferrable.
  • Understanding of the MEP requirements of technical buildings (preferably labs/science buildings). 
  • Experience in managing and coordinating predominantly fit-out and CAT B phases of new build projects. 
  • The successful candidate must have a good level of experience with dedicated Project Management roles and duties, either client or consultancy side. 
  • Professional Qualification and relevant Professional Membership (MAPM, MRICS, MCIOB etc) desirable.
  • Communication: excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Education: professional qualifications in a relevant field
  • Willingness to travel within the UK & Europe

Employment conditions

We offer you an independent position with room for own initiative in a professional working 
atmosphere. Kadans is a dynamic and innovative environment where you will be given the freedom 
and responsibility to develop.

Did you get excited after reading this vacancy and would you like to work for a European market leader with an important role in the development of innovative organisations in the field of sustainability? Do you have the experience, creativity and drive we are looking for? Then don't hesitate and apply to us as an Projectmanager Fit-out. This can be done via the button below, so it will be quick.
If you meet this Project Manager profile, we would like to receive your written application to include 
a CV. This can be sent to: Sammie Peel (

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Edward Joslin (Development  
Director – UK & Ireland) 


Hilda Jorritsma

Consultant Kadans

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Vacature kenmerken

  • London
  • Project Management
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • HBO