Project Director

Daria Tkach
South East England
120-130k (DOE)
Job Posted
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An attractive civil engineering Project Director opportunity to work on a major project in Hampshire. Project director will be responsible for safely delivering the project to time, budget and quality, with works due for completion in c2029. 

This is a fantastic long-term project offering a great career opportunity for candidates with civil engineering contracting experience, particularly heavy earthworks experience.


Project Details

Project Director job vacancy to work on a major civil engineering and construction infrastructure project starting shortly in the Hampshire region. 

Project Director candidates based near Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton, Crawley, Godalming, Camberley, Guildford or Basingstoke would be in a suitable location to travel to work on this major civil engineering contracting project that will run for around 7 years.

The project is valued at approximately 150 Millon. First year of the project design & build works will be taking place. 

This role will incorporate stakeholder & client management.

Full driving licence and CSCS card required for this Project Director role.

Responsibilities and Duties

Some of the key responsibilities and duties of Project Director will include:

  • Driving the design and liaising with the design team        
  • Overall responsibility for the Contractor’s staff and Site visitors’ health, safety and wellbeing on Site
  • Chairing Project Progress meetings and collaboration meetings with interfacing contractors
  • Setting, monitoring and achieving project level KPIs
  • Leading and developing the project team
  • Being the day-to-day point of contact for the client Project Director and Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Project Manager
  • Addressing any escalated issues from the project leadership team
  • Reporting to the Board and to the Project Steering Committee
  • Feeding lessons and experience into the wider employer’s business

Desired Skills and Experience

The job experience required to perform the duties of the Project Director:

  • Proven experience in delivery or large scale, multi-year civil engineering projects, 50 mil +
  • Experience of design and build projects within water and earthworks sector strongly desired
  • Significant experience in all aspects of earthworks, highways and water infrastructure D&B
  • Building and managing an integrated team in a collaborative environment
  • Working closely with Clients and their advisors to ensure a one team approach
  • Managing major D&B schemes
  • Understanding the wider project context and client objectives such as supporting economic growth through the provision of a sustainable infrastructure
  • Designing and constructing environmental sensitive schemes

In addition, following skills & knowledge of Project Director are required:

  • Aware of BIM and CDE applications and how they are central to major project success
  • Able to lead a project controls manager to ensure timely and valuable reporting and management action
  • A thorough understanding of the NEC 4 Contract
  • Construction management including Design & Build in the water and earthworks sectors

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

MICE / Chartered Engineer with ICE or Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers status or similar strongly preferred, but not essential 

Employing Company Overview and Profile

A well regarded national and international civil engineering and marine contractor with a strong order book of civil engineering projects and an excellent cashflow and financial position. They are innovative in their methods of construction and are regular users of the NEC4 form of contract.

A full employer profile will be given to shortlisted applicants.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Salary is negotiable based on previous experience

+ Car

+ Pension

+ Healthcare

+ Bonus

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