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Project Director

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Samuel Knight are working with a leading, globally renowned EPC company, who are looking to hire a Project Director to deliver projects in the T&D sector


The Project Director is responsible for the strategic and operational management of projects. You will ensure the appropriate use of resources in accordance with project specifications and budgets. The successful candidate will plan, monitor and manage EPC projects from initiation to completion. 

Objectives of the role 
HSE and Quality 

  • Ensure Safety, Health and Environmental requirements are implemented to the highest standards and are aligned to company standards, and our customers, governance / requirements. 

  • Ensure permits and legal papers are secured ahead of the project. 

  • Ensure the highest quality standards are upheld throughout the project’s life cycle,  

  • Ensure project quality plans have been developed and implemented. 



  • Hold the overall responsibility for the management of large-scale, multimillion-pound projects, including commercial, technical & site construction responsibilities that achieve, or exceed performance targets. 

  • Devise cost-effective plans to enable effective project completion. 

  • Monitor building progress, oversees finance, and ensures project quality. 



  • Manage a portfolio of complex projects, including resource allocations, recruitment and individual performance challenges. 

  • Manage project managers and enables them to supervise and manage their own teams. 


Project lifecycle 

  • Secure required resources and uses formal processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks, and changes. 

  • Understand the context of the organization in a broader perspective and all the changes that take place outside the realm of the operational area and the project and have the project approach, timing, and impact all aligned properly. 

  • Make strategic decisions and provides leadership and direction to project managers to implement those decisions.

  • Support future order capture by providing advice, input and knowledge to the sales and tendering teams. 


Stakeholder Management 

  • Act as the senior customer interface for allocated projects, ensuring the voice of the customer is heard and customer expectations are exceeded. 

  • Co-responsible (together with the support of the Supply Chain Function) for the selection of subcontracted activities, plant, and services, including negotiating the contract terms and conditions. 

  • Meet regularly with clients, stakeholders and project managers to report on project progress. 

  • Liaise with clients and builds strong working relationships. 


Market Knowledge 

  • Take a keen interest in finding out and sharing knowledge about new developments, market trends, public known competitors’ products, and activities. 


Risk Management 

  • Manage risks to avoid delays or reputational damage. 

  • Opportunity management, both towards customers and the contracted supply chain partners / sub-contractors. 


Experience and competencies  

  • Experience in Electrical Transmission projects, including Civil Construction. 

  • Experience in risk mitigation & opportunity management. 

  • Proven track record of management of large-scale, multimillion-pound projects 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or business administration or ability to demonstrate experience delivering complex projects in the transmission market. 

  • Project Management Certification, or a PMP certification is not mandatory but preferred. 

Jimmy Callaghan

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