Project Director

Birmingham, West Midlands
Competitive Salary
18 Oct 2019
16 Nov 2019
Job Function
Project Director
Contract Type
Full Time

Our top 10 major main contracting client have an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Project Director to lead a £75m landmark Stadium project in Birmingham.

As the Project Director for this major re-construction projectyou will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the project team and manage the supply chain to deliver the scheme on time, cost and quality targets and standards.
  • Ensure safety targets and standards are maintained;
  • Promoting safety and communicating safety with passion and credibility in order to inspire, motivate and lead the project team to achieve the vision;
  • Fostering a continuous improvement culture by actively seeking input from all members of the project team and encouraging them to implement safety improvements;
  • Ensure sustainability targets and standards are achieved;
  • Actively engaging with the customer/client to understand and deliver their key sustainability objectives;
  • Promoting Sustainable Solutions around all operations, particularly those related to efficient management of Waste, Energy and Water;
  • Leading effective Community Engagement Plans and Skills programmes;
  • Manage commercial and business risk to achieve targets;
  • Understand the relevant Contract terms and conditions for each project;
  • Proactively managing the customer relationship during delivery, including change and decision making to effectively manage expectations, and maintain long-term relationships;
  • Monitor and approve cost targets and financial forecasts to maximise profitability;
  • Ensure external consultants (e.g. design) are rigorously managed to enable delivery - driving value, customer focus and achievement of the project's objectives;
  • Ensure defects and any post completion issues to maintain a positive customer relationship and repeat business performance levels are managed;
  • Ensure the Company and Divisional procedures and policies are followed by the relevant teams.
  • Ensure effective records are maintained and kept for project delivery and regularly report on project progress, risks and issues to senior management;
  • Lead, manage and deliver operational excellence and efficiency;
  • Ensuring rigorous monthly project improvement processes are in place;
  • Thorough implementation of planning, risk, project controls and change controls;
  • Utilisation of the principles of Lean Construction in the execution of the project, particularly Lean Visual daily management, collaborative planning and problem solving;
  • Implementation of best practice commercial management;
  • Utilise BIM, where appropriate, and the supporting digital tool set to drive optimisation, safety and performance improvement throughout the whole project lifecycle;
  • Ensure that labour and materials are efficiently managed, where self-executing works and monitor expenditure in accordance with the agreed Project Schedule and budget;
  • Lead, develop and coach individuals to build high performing teams and create a pipeline of talent;

Experience required

You will have the following qualities and experience:

  • Significant previous experience as a Project Director, in particular managing complex Stadia projects ideally within the construction industry;
  • Ability to communicate effectively is required in order to manage customer/client relationships, in addition to strong planning and organisational skills to deliver operational excellence and efficiency;
  • Strong leadership skills, including experience of leading teams and confidence in the ability to lead, influence and communicate with others to deliver targets are required;
  • Financial awareness is required to deliver targets, with a desire to continuously improve safety and sustainability performance;
  • Relevant professional qualification and technical qualifications are desirable;

Why work for our client?

They deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; managing and maintaining vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.