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PROJECT DIRECTOR - CONSTRUCTION

Job Descriptions

The Company:

With experience across every sector, this business is a leading force in their industry and has the expertise and production capability to deliver high quality, cost effective buildings that meet the current and future needs of their users.

They operate across multiple sectors, delivering a comprehensive range of innovative solutions, operating in the MOD, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Student Accommodation and Education sectors.

Across all of these sectors, their manufacturing and construction sites continually strive to find a better way of delivering high quality solutions that achieves their clients’ goals more efficiently, more affordably, and more effectively.

Role Purpose:

As Project Director you will be responsible for the overall leadership, direction, management and supervision of projects to achieve the best possible health and safety standards. You will be responsible for delivering projects to time, cost and quality targets and provide leadership and support to managing the delivery of projects liaising regularly with other department heads to ensure programme, specification and quality and cost objectives are achieved. Work closely with customers to manage the customer experience and journey.

Package and Hours:

  • Salary is negotiable, dependant on experience
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Medical cover
  • 33 days holiday
  • 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday, 3:45pm finish on Friday

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the project team and manage the supply chain to deliver projects to time, meeting cost and quality targets.
  • Monitor and drive weekly progress and liaise with other department heads to resolve any delays or issues identified.
  • Ensure that a culture exists within the site construction team that guarantees the required quality of the build process is achieved.
  • Ensure safety targets and standards are maintained by knowing what safety excellence looks like and communicating safety to the project team to deliver high standards.
  • Foster a continuous improvement culture by actively seeking input from all members of the project team and encouraging them to implement safety improvements.
  • Proactively manage the customer relationship during delivery, including change and decision making to effectively manage expectations, and maintain long-term relationships.
  • Communication of a clear vision and strategy the project delivery team in order to deliver contracts in line with contract programmes and cost plans.
  • Effective Resourcing – plan skill requirements and own the resourcing for assigned projects, being supported by HR.
  • Project Set-up and Close-Out: set up quality processes in line with quality and factory manager, oversee problem resolution and snagging with focus on alignment of cost, scope and timescale from project start-up.
  • Programme Management: proactively manage and monitor programmes throughout the factory, installation, commissioning and handover.
  • Effective people management: build and manage the team around you, providing constructive feedback and inspiring others to progress.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects whilst having the backing of a supportive team and working closely with the CEO.
  • Aligning performance targets to business objectives, driving critical business areas such as Safety, Quality, Programme, Delivery and People.

Essential Experience Required:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • 10 years’ experience in Contract/Project management and contract administration
  • MCIOB or equivalent – We will also consider applicants qualified through experience
  • Broad knowledge of building regulations and construction methods
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Strong working knowledge of prevailing health and safety legislation and practise
  • Highly organised and able to coordinate a large team of contractors and consultants
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as being an effective manager
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Required Experience:  

  • The individual will have a well-established record within the Off-Site sector and will have expert knowledge of key sectors such as Education, Healthcare, Defence, etc.
  • Experience in working with senior management to align sales strategies and solutions.
  • Must have experience of working in a corporate/business focused environment.
  • Preferably educated to degree level, but not essential.

Commutable from Mansfield, Worksop, Nottingham, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Grantham, Newark on Trent, Lincoln, Sleaford