Project Lead / Project Director

CDM Recruitment
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview :
This national contractor has a well established reputation within the Highways, Rail, & Utilities markets throughout the UK. Working on projects ranging from £10m - £100m+ this company has gone from strength to strength and is constantly expanding within the industry. From this they are looking for a Project Director to work on a £60m+ heavy civils project within the UK

The project is heavy civils and the candidate will need to have a well-rounded knowledge of the industry but with an understanding of RC, Slip Form, Jump Form and working on projects such as windfarms, Pipelines, Marine etc. with a civil engineering focus

As the Project Director you will have overall co-ordination across all functional teams to ensure that the project is delivered on programme exceeding approved profitability projections and in managing key risks to project profitability.
You will be responsible for the master planning and early development phases, taking projects through the various stages to completion and final handover. Your remit is to develop a clear and progressive development plan taking into account a cohesive and strategic asset management for the projects.

This is a lead role, therefore your remit will be to direct and manage all internal & external stakeholders including funders, Sub Contractors and the Governing Board. You will have management responsibility for the entirety of the project and under your guidance, the team will work effectively to link the commercial, design and contractual elements of each project.

Your target will be to successfully deliver these complex schemes against the agreed budgets & timescales and to the highest of standards.

The Role:
• Prepare detailed project plans.
• Establish key relationships with the State DOTs, Government Authorities
and other key stakeholders.
• Set up and chair regular progress meetings and report on weekly
project and financial progress.
• Ensure projects/programmes are kept up to date.
• Establish and monitor appropriate project operating procedures and
systems, specifically ensuring management plan is being followed and
adhered to.
• Take responsibility for ensuring safe project working practices are
adhered to for all projects.
• Manage, monitor and co-ordinate all key aspects of the project,
including but not limited to, cost, value, risk, logistics, neighbour
relations, safety, quality, design and environment.
• Ensure close out and practical completion schedules are completed and
• Represent the company in a presentable and professional manner
• Provide financial reports (forecasts, budgets, income, fees etc)
• Ensure a market leading service package is delivered to clients and

Key Requirements:

• Proven track record in delivery of multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong client portfolio
• Degree educated in engineering discipline is preferred but not
• At least 15 years' experience
• Member of a Chartered Practice
• Proven experience in Financial Management.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with Slip Form, Jump Form