Project Director

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Full Time, Permanent



Roles & responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operational delivery of a project based in or around London up to the total value of circa £35m.
  • Managing the site team and dealing with any people management issues.
  • Looking at new initiatives to introduce into the project ensuring DG continue to operate more efficiently.
  • Build good solid working relationships with clients both current and new ones, ensuring repeat business.
  • Formulation of procurement schedules.
  • Creation and management of procurement strategy for the project.
  • Value engineering.
  • Development of design and build deliverables from specification.
  • Development of contractor design portion from specifications.
  • Production and review of technical submittals to spec etc.
  • Packaging and works/procurement – including preparing order and sub contract. packages including analysing costs and making recommendations for ordering.
  • Cost control at all levels.
  • Commenting, control and review of Designer Group drawings.
  • Monitoring of production through from pre-construction to construction.
  • Planning, forecasting, preparing, monitoring and producing reports, programmes and the like (internal and external).
  • Avoiding corrective actions.
  • Managing and input to completion deliverables (O&M etc.).
  • Ensuring Designer Groups best interest are taken care of at all times.
  • Ensure daily records and written records are kept at all client meetings.
  • Managing daily/weekly deadlines as required ensuring milestone achievements are communicated.
  • Other duties that may be directed to carry out.
  • Supervise and direct operations on M&E Projects, ensuring projects are completed safely, to a high quality standard, on time and within budget.
  • Producing and issuing programmes, detailing labour histograms, milestones etc.
  • Design development, value engineering, pre and post contract commencement. Scheduling budgets, achieving targets, identifying variations and changes. Closely monitor the usage of materials and resources on projects.
  • Manage all aspects of programming of works and monitoring building progress; specified and alternative equipment submittals, compliance with regulations and issue weekly progress reports.
  • Oversee the contracting process with chosen sub-contractors/specialised and ensure works are carried out correctly and per contract and relevant specifications.
  • Supervision of personnel on site – specialist sub contract. Agency and direct employees.
  • Ensure bus contractors/specialists and agency personnel are aware and adhere to Company policy.
  • Ensure PM or Site Supervisor plan all labour and material requirements at least two weeks in advance, ensuring adequate stocks/materials are available on site at all times
  • Coordination of installation.
  • Review design process to ensure that installations are fit for purpose.
  • Ensure weekly progress reporting are issued, for example RFI’s, procurement schedules, technical submittals, program responses, critical date, identification and any documentation that is specific to projects which you are involved in.
  • Ensure the PM/Site Supervisor takes full responsibility for organising, checking and controlling plant and material movement.
  • Liaison with clients, main contractors and other trades personnel as and when required.
  • Actively seek out meetings and build relationships with consulting engineers, designers, architects and relevant project team personnel.
  • Attendance at all project related and management meetings.
  • Hold regular progress meetings with both the design team and sub-contractors and oversee and execute the effectively control and use of both labour and materials on projects.
  • Monitor to ensure the installations are ready for commissioning on the due dates and manage commissioning so that no liquidated damages are incurred on any projects.
  • In conjunction with Commercial Manager ensure lists of variations are compiled and issued in accordance with project/contract requirements.
  • Issue monthly valuations on projects.
  • Have a full understanding and knowledge of the financial status of projects.
  • Close out project successfully and to budgeted profit levels.
  • Be responsible for implementing Designer Group Health and Safety Procedures, and reporting to the Company’s Head of Health & Safety.
  • Comply with Designer Group’s Quality, Safety and Environmental Systems including monitoring and maintaining site documentation.
  • Comply with Designer Group Policies and Procedures throughout day to day working.

Your education, experience & person specification

  • Able to demonstrate success working in a similar role within the M&E industry for a substantial period of time
  • Building Services related HNC, Degree or Equivalent
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Able to work well under pressure and multi task
  • Keen eye for detail from a technical perspective
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Takes responsibility for own workload
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Communicates effectively both written and verbal
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Good influencing skills
  • Builds appropriate and professional relationships with the teams both in the office and on site.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Effective use of time


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