Project Director (Cost Management) - Highways

Project Director (Cost Management) - Highways

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  • Sector:

    Highways & Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £75000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits: Car Allowance / Healthcare / Medical

  • Contact:

    Tamsin Doran

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8960

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Director to manage and control the tender for a £4-6 billion Highways Network Improvement Plan.  

The ideal person must have major highways project experience with pre/ post-delivery and tender experience within major Highway projects. 

The successful applicant will need to be flexible to travel to other offices/sites as required as the position will oversee current and future projects, as well as a heavy involvement in tenders and bid development and you will report directly to the Commercial Director.

Key responsibilities will include: 

 Building Relationships
  • Establishes and maintains a client focused environment
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with senior client stakeholders
  • Identifies new/enhanced services which add value to the client service
  • Influences market opinion both internally and externally
  • Proactively takes strategic ideas and opportunities to key clients 
Commercial Focus
  • Owns operational and strategic plans to ensure commercial goals are achieved, risks defined and projects are on target
  • Uses wide market knowledge to develop and improve business activities, ensuring they are aligned with client needs
  • Leads the business development activities of their team and provides focus & guidance
  • Engages and influences others to achieve strategic goals. 
  • Highly confident communicator at all levels of seniority within and outside the business. 
  • Influences internal and external senior managers and is recognised as a credible sounding board

Requirements to be considered: 
  • To be successful in the role you will have extensive experience at a Senior Projects or Commercial Director level. 
  • A strong background in the delivery of consultancy services
  • Experience of leading cost management commissions for medium, large, sized construction projects of medium to high complexity. 
  • Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes, value management and value engineering.
  • People management experience, particularly in the context of managing a cost management team delivering a project.
  • You will be required to be the Lead for the account on a nationwide basis.
  • Experienced within Pre and Post Contract delivery.
  • Build and maintain Stakeholder relationships at Senior Management Level.
  • Protect and extend the account through developing value add business opportunities.

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