Project Manager: Edinburgh Biomes

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: £45,268 to £50,485

Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Full-time, fixed term to June 2027, based in Edinburgh
Starting salary £45,268 to £50,485, plus civil service pension and other benefits

Edinburgh Biomes is the most exciting and visionary project being undertaken by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (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.

This is a key post in the project team and will be critical to its success. 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 application details are available on our Vacancies page:

We will require:
• your CV
• a covering letter outlining the skills, knowledge and experience you’d bring to the post
• a completed equal opportunities questionnaire

Informal enquiries on the role can be addressed to Claire Monk at

Closing date: Midday (GMT) Monday, 11 March 2024
Interview date: Expected Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Recruitment Information: Recruitment Brochure can be downloaded below
Project Information:

If you haven’t heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application hasn’t been successful on this occasion. No recruitment agencies please.

Application Deadline: Monday 11/03/2024