Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Project Manager Edinburgh Biomes

A key post in the project team and critical to the success of the biome project, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) are recruiting for a Project Manager.

Edinburgh Botanic Garden Biome project

Edinburgh Biomes is an exciting and visionary project being undertaken by the RBGE since its relocation to its fourth site at Inverleith in 1820. The project aims to conserve plant life for generations to come.

Edinburgh Biomes is central to RBGE’s response to the twin challenges of the biodiversity crisis and climate emergency. In a world where 40% of plant species are estimated to be under threat, our mission has never been more urgent.

The project will protect global plant science and conservation through the restoration of the Garden’s A-listed historic Palm Houses, modernist Front Range and research houses. It will also provide new facilities for cutting edge plant science, accelerating RBGE’s research into plant pests and pathogens.

Edinburgh Biomes has now reached the construction stage, and we are looking to recruit an experienced project manager to support in its delivery. Reporting into our Head of Edinburgh Biomes Programme, you will work with internal colleagues, external consultants, contractors, and partners to support and co-ordinate the delivery of the programme works using construction management tools and techniques.

Applicants should have demonstrable professional and technical experience in design, construction, procurement and project management, and a record of delivering a range of planning and successfully implementing major capital projects.

  • Full-time, fixed term to June 2027
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Starting salary £45,268 to £50,485, plus civil service pension and other benefits
  • Applications closing date: Monday, 11 March 2024
  • Expected Tuesday, 19 March 2024

Full job description and application details can be found on the RBGE website.