Project Director - Tier 1 Contractor - Flood Defence

PSR Solutions
Suffolk, East Anglia
£85,000 - £100,000 per annum + Plus package + Lodge
27 Jun 2019
27 Jul 2019
Contract Type

PSR Solutions are currently working with a tier 1 contractor, this is an exciting opportunity for a project director to join a regional team to work on a flood defence scheme in East Suffolk.

Role Purpose:

  • To lead, manage and successfully deliver 'major' projects within the Regional business
  • To manage customer relationships, and retain customers by meeting and exceeding expectations

What you'll be doing

As a Project Director you will:

  • Lead the project team and manage the supply chain to deliver projects to time, cost and quality targets and standards;
  • Ensure safety targets and standards are maintained by:
    • Knowing what safety excellence looks like 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 by:
    • Actively engaging with the customer to understand and deliver their key sustainability objectives;
    • Leading effective Community Engagement Plans and Skills programmes where required;
  • Manage commercial and business risk to achieve targets;
  • Understand the relevant Contract terms and conditions for each project;
  • Proactively manage the customer relationship during delivery, including change and decision making to effectively manage expectations, and maintain long-term relationships;
  • Assist in procuring work by maintaining and developing industry contacts and liaising with Business Development;
  • 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, i.e. the Business Management System, including the Process Operating Model;
  • 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 through:
    • Appropriate use of leadership indicator health check reviews through the Bid, Pre-construction and Construction phases of the project;
    • 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 life-cycle;
  • Ensure that labour and materials are efficiently managed, where self-executing works and monitor expenditure in accordance with the agreed Project Schedule and budget;
  • If appropriate, maximise internal trading opportunities;
  • Lead, develop and coach individuals to build high performing teams and create a pipeline of talent;
  • Live their Values;
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm;
  • Support the delivery of Sustainability activities.

Who we're looking for:

Personal Qualities and Experience:

  • Significant previous experience in project management of large (over £50m) projects, in particular managing complex jobs, within the relevant industry;
  • The ability to communicate effectively is required in order to manage customer relationships, in addition to strong planning and organisation 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;
  • Financial awareness is required to deliver targets, with a desire to continuously improve safety and sustainability performance;
  • An appropriate and valid CSCS card;
  • A relevant professional qualification, MICE or MCIHT preferred, ideally APMP accredited, or similar relevant technical qualification are desirable;
  • Silver or above COMAEA level of attainment;
  • Experience of Lean Construction principles and Lean practitioner training are desirable.

If this opportunity is of interest to you then please give me a call on 020 3800 0055 or email by clicking on Apply.