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CDBB Digital Impact Lead (Fixed Term)

The Digital Impact Lead will be highly visible and influential across government, industry and the research partners in the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) to ensure that we are successful in achieving our goal of transforming the UK's construction sector.

In this role you will work closely with the CIH Programme Director, Keith Waller, and colleagues responsible for impact in Value, Manufacturing and Assurance to influence the emerging shape and delivery of the £72M CIH programme - the largest part of the government's £170M investment in the construction sector.

The objectives of CIH are ambitious and challenging:

  • Adoption of CIH concepts into projects worth over £10Bn;
  • Demonstration that these concepts have the potential to produce step changes in CO2, delivery time, quality, value and balance of trade;
  • Industry participation and co-investment;
  • Expansion and extension of CIH funding and revenue base.

The Impact Leads will work individually and collectively to deliver these goals.  The successful candidate will encourage uptake of digital concepts such as BIM and digital twins, and will shape the future programme to match the pull from industry and client organisations.

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a unique centre positioned in the University of Cambridge's Academic Division. Founded in 2017, we form a multi-disciplinary team made up of specialist individuals all working towards the same goal - using digital techniques to support the modern digital transformation of the built environment sector.  The Construction Innovation Hub is delivered by a consortium of the University of Cambridge, the Manufacturing Technology Centre and BRE Ltd.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2022 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit the website by clicking the link below.

Closing date: 13 April 2020


Informal enquiries regarding this position should be made via


Please quote reference AK22751 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

CDBB Digital Impact Lead (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
Academic Division, West Cambridge & London

Published on 14 Apr 2020