Project Director on £80m Infrastructure Project North London

West London
12 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016

Job purpose

The Project Director is responsible for fulfilling the activities assigned to them under the appropriate business management processes and direction from senior management and for:

·         Ensuring the company staff on the project are complying with the company systems;

·         Upholding and implementing polices for Safety, Quality, Industrial Relations, Training, IIP, TQM, Environment etc;

·         Maintaining good relations with Customers and their advisers;

·         Ensuring that good industrial relations are promoted and maintained;

·         Being proactive in identification and resolution of problems;

·         Reviewing methods of working, alternative materials etc in order to maximise profitability;

·         Providing aftercare service to Customers;

·         Monitoring, support and counselling to project team;

·         Seeking and developing ongoing continuous improvement;

·         Be prepared to make a difference and support, challenge, develop the team and themselves to evolve and continue to offer a first class service to our clients;

·         Be part of a successful winning team and be influential in positioning us as a delivery team that others aspire too.



·         Provide support during the tender process by involvement in the preparation of programmes,     methodology and development of quality/safety/environmental plans;

·         Ensure that programmes for the construction phase, maintaining as-built progress and producing completion programmes for live projects are in place, used and are effective;

·         Prepare Quality/Safety/Environmental Plans for any project they are involved in and ensure that these are updated, actions implemented and effective on any of their projects;

·         Undertake the requisition and procurement of labour, plant and materials within tender allowances;

·         Be aware of the commercial implications of decisions taken on a project and be prepared to fully justify these to all levels of management;

·         Management of Project and Site teams as appropriate;

·         Be prepared to implement effective delegation of tasks to team members and make informed decisions on behalf of the team in accordance with the accepted commerical and corporate rules for our business;

·         Guide and ensure that the appropriate methodology selection, preparation of Method Statements, Risk and COSHH Assessments are being implemented to a high standard and in line with our business management procedures;

·         Leadership and promotion of project compliance with the Specification and the Company Policies for Quality, Safety and Environmental issues;

·         Financial overview of project in terms of: tender allowances; variances between tender and actual costs; preparation of cost to complete forecasts with QS team; ability to use financial feedback information to refine or develop methods and resources where practical to ensure a successful financial outcome for the project or limit the exposure to loss or reduced margin;

·         Maintain and develop client relationships for ensuring a successful outcome on completion and enhancing opportunities for securing repeat work;

·         Develop team culture to create an environment where motivation and morale is high and earn respect of team members to gain their commitment and support that ensures their optimum input in the project;

·         Participate in team development for the benefit of the individuals and the company:

·         Develop supply chain relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors for the benefit of the project and future contracts:


Knowledge skills & experience

·         Civil Engineering/Building qualification (essential);

·         BSc Degree in Civil Engineering (desirable);

·         Chartered status or approaching (desirable);

·         CSCS Card - Manager (desirable);

·         Has held a position with a medium to major Civil/Process Engineering Contractor where they have clearly demonstrated all of the attributes of a Project Manager and ability to deliver projects to the requisite standards;



·         Good decision maker;

·         Sound technical knowledge;

·         Good team player;

·         Knowledge of the construction process;

·         Sound safety theoretical and practical knowledge/experience;

·         Commercially and contractually aware;

·         Good people management skills;

·         Awareness of quality and environmental practices within the business environment;

·         Good communicator orally/written;

·         Enthusiastic;

·         Innovative, creative thinker;

·         Confident;

·         Personable;

·         Systematic/organised;

·         Resourceful;

·         Reliable;

·         Holds a full UK Driving Licence. 


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