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Project Director - Data Centers, Europe

  • Location: England, London
  • Sector: Building, MEP
  • Position: Operations Director , Project Director, Project Manager
  • Salary: £110000 - £130000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CBEPD001_1563870929
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Job description

Project Director - UK based with extensive travel in Europe.

Data Center Projects throughout Europe - main contractor

Whilst the role is called Project Director, this is more of an Operations role as you will be UK based overseeing a number of major high profile complex projects in Europe. You will deliver a quality service and product to the client and their customer in line with project goals.

Leading the building and services engineering design/procurement/construction and installation process to minimise risks associated with this to the project and to the company.

The team you'll be joining integrates the skills from the client, main contractor and subcontractors to deliver the projects as partners opposed to the traditional general contracting model. You will be involved in winning work, effective resourcing, project set up & close out, H&S, quality, risk management and people management.
  • Select, with divisional leadership, appropriate skills to prepare and lead proposals and presentations to win projects
  • Work with our client to support initial development appraisal, planning option, permitting requirements, and support to maximise future opportunities.
  • Proactively transfer resourcing skills to project leadership staff
  • Plan skill requirements for assigned projects, managing and personally working with the project teams to recruit and select quality employees within budget and headcount (permanent and where necessary, agency or freelance), adhering to company recruitment and selection processes and agency preferred suppliers
  • Ensure set-up is linked to close-out in terms of establishing quality processes, problem resolution and snagging with focus on alignment of cost, scope and timescale from project start-up
  • Oversee focus on client satisfaction in line with cost, scope and timescales
  • Promote H&S education to/with trade suppliers, working proactively to identify appropriate H&S initiatives to raise awareness and avoid complacency at all times
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with client, owners and directors of supply chain organisations and suppliers on all assigned projects, attending divisional trade contractor meetings and providing support in effective management of supply chain
  • Establish and maintain regular project team meetings that include risk assessment and management as key agenda items
  • Act promptly and positively to address performance or behaviour issues as and when they arise, utilising the support of HR


Your background:
  • You will need experience of working on £50m+ projects for a main contractor, desirably on high containment/ hyper-scale projects such as Data Centres
  • Committed to working in various parts of Europe and happy to travel on a regular basis.
  • You'll be driven and able to work with everyone from subcontractor to client.