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10 months ago
Balfour Beatty
Location: Hereford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Building Services
Category: Management Jobs
Project Director

Job number: UK11388
Company/Division: Balfour Beatty Living Places
Career area: Project Management
Country: UK
Region/State: West Midlands
City: Hereford
Position type: Full Time
Job type: Permanent

About the role

Balfour Beatty Living Places provides highways maintenance, street lighting and public realm services to local authorities, helping to create places where people want to live, work and play.

Living Places are currently looking to recruit a Project Director to work in Hereford. This role has been created to lead the team responsible for delivering the Southern Link Road project due to commence early next year and other major upgrade projects in Hereford City. The £30million SLR project involves the construction of approximately 3.6km of new road on mainly greenbelt land.

What you'll be doing

As a Project Director, you will be responsible for the following:

* Lead the project team and manage the supply chain to deliver projects to time, cost and quality targets and standards
* 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 the Company and Divisional procedures and policies are followed by the relevant teams, i.e. the Business Management System, including the Process Operating Model
* Utilise BIM, where appropriate, and the supporting digital tool set to drive optimisation, safety and performance improvement throughout the whole project lifecycle
* Support the delivery of CSUK’s Sustainability activities
* Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm

Who we're looking for

You will have:

* Significant previous experience in project management, in particular managing complex highways projects
* Experience of managing projects in rural areas with an appreciation of specific challenges including endangered species and potential opposition to the scheme
* A relevant Engineering Degree and professional qualification, such as APMP
* Strong stakeholder management experience with the ability meet and present to senior government representatives
* Strong leadership skills, including experience of leading teams and confidence in the ability to lead, influence and communicate with others to deliver targets are required
* Financial awareness is required to deliver targets, with a desire to continuously improve safety and sustainability performance
* 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
* Experience of Lean Construction principles and Lean practitioner training are desirable

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

The way we live our lives is changing fast: where and how we live, work, travel, shop, relax and socialise. The evolving nature of our society means we all need to shape our environment to meet a complex array of individual and collective needs.

Wherever investment in these environments is needed, Living Places works in partnership with Local Authorities to consult, finance, design, build and manage the essential place infrastructure that local communities and national economies need to prosper and grow.

We are right at the heart of a dynamic ‘place shaping’ agenda that brings Local Authorities, local communities, Central Government, and the Private Sector together to create safe, sustainable, flexible and dynamic public spaces geared to community social need, economic growth and personal well-being as well as being environmentally sustainable.

The provision of maintenance services for highways is only a small part of what is really needed. Our focus has moved beyond the ‘road’ to deliver the potential of the ‘street’: a dynamic public place that connects and combines local community and business needs, encourages social interaction and helps pedestrians, motorists, bus riders, and cyclists to coexist safely. Building great public spaces with resource efficient assets enables functional, flexible and inspirational places to be at the heart of the community.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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