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Director of Project Management

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Director of Project Management, Construction & Development Consultancy Home Office, London, Gatwick Excellent salary & package Our Client Based out of their two southern offices, our client, a growing development and construction consultancy, seeks to achieve the highest levels of quality, sustainability, health & safety and social responsibility for their clients, partners, colleagues and team. As an owner led and ran company they are determined to provide exceptional levels of service and commitment to their clients. They are a boutique but growing firm whose team provides construction consultancy services to clients across the UK. Their market focus puts them in the centre of some of the most dynamic growth in the development of facilities for retail, commercial and residential sectors. They are a highly-professional multi-disciplined team who bring a wealth of experience from the property and construction industry, who provide a hands-on management approach, taking into account the latest developments and technology across all markets and sectors. This a key and influential role for our client, who are seeking an exceptional candidate with charisma and entrepreneurial flair. You will be expected to challenge the current Directors and staff with your thoughts and ideas to drive improvement and innovation. With the backing our client now have you will relish the ability to take the business to the next level, and working with key customers you will be expected to cement existing relationships but also develop new clients. Be under no illusion, this role will be hard work but rewarding for the right candidate. The Role The individual will be responsible for driving this business forward, enticing new opportunities, converting existing projects and providing the key client interface while having an integral position within the wider business. Purpose of the role • Leadership and line management of personnel within the business • Oversight of all project management aspects of project delivery – strategy, planning, pre-construction, design, procurement, delivery and aftercare • Working alongside the other Directors to develop and deliver the strategic objectives of the company • Ensuring effective collaboration and communication with all staff, customers and partners • Assisting with and supporting the overall business objectives of the business • Providing professional property related commercial expertise to clients in the development of their real estate requirements and seeking to develop new business opportunities • Assist with the recruitment and retention of staff within the business • To enhance the reputation of the organisation and its brand • Undertake business development activities to assist with the attraction of new customers as well as maintaining existing customers Accountable for • Maintaining a level of service and excellence that is in line with the requirements of the company and its clients • The management and smooth running of the team alongside the other members of the senior management team Key responsibilities • Line manage the current team within the company (alongside fellow directors) • Oversee the work of junior staff • Enhance and support all processes & procedures • Assist in the creation and management of costs & budgets • Lead on acquisition services to clients and associated companies • Work alongside fellow directors of the organisation to manage the business in a safe, professional and sustainable fashion The Ideal Candidate Essential criteria • Professionally recognised project management related qualification ie BSc / MRICS / MAPM / MCIOB • Substantial Experience in a project management role on major construction & real estate projects • Professional project management skills and experience including project strategies, pre-construction services, planning, design Management, stakeholder management, procurement, construction, handover & aftercare. • Experience of project/supply chain procurement and management. • Experience of reporting and performance management • Evidence of effective management and forward thinking in an environment of ambiguity and complex stakeholder interests. • Ability to manage risks and understand and articulate impacts • Ability to develop and influence strategic aims and goals and organise delivery effectively to time, budget and agreed quality standards, both personally and through others • Experience of financial management across a wide range of budgets, with proven analytical skills and the ability to collate financial and other information from a range of sources, analyse it, draw conclusions and propose solutions • Experience of construction contracts, contract management and procurement practices relating to project and service delivery • Experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships, with the ability to communicate clearly, confidently and persuasively with people at all levels both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate complex technical issues to non technical audiences This is a great opportunity to join a growing business and become a fully integrated part of an elite, collaborative team of professionals at a time of growth and expansion. An excellent package and equity within the business is on offer. For more information and confidential conversation about the role please apply now by submitting your CV or contact one of the Tempest Jones team today.

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