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Project Director

Job Title: Project Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG326
Job Published: July 18, 2019 13:37

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Project Director to lead our established Residential South team on a £1bn contract and major new joint venture with the London Borough of Havering, regenerating 12 council estates to provide around 3,000 homes over the next 12 years.


We are looking for you to work with complete focus and determination to the benefit of customers and suppliers, organising resources to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output.


Key Accountabilities will include:


Lead the project team and manage the supply chain to deliver projects to time, meeting cost and quality targets and standards
Ensure safety targets and standards are maintained by knowing what safety excellence looks like and communicating safety with passion and credibility in order to inspire, motivate and lead the project team to achieve the vision
Foster a continuous improvement culture by actively seeking input from all members of the project team and encouraging them to implement safety improvements
Proactively manage the customer relationship during delivery, including change and decision making to effectively manage expectations, and maintain long-term relationships
Lead, manage and deliver operational excellence and efficiency through appropriate use of leadership indicator health check reviews through the Bid, Pre-construction and Construction phases of the project
Utilise the principles of Lean Construction in the execution of the project, particularly Lean Visual daily management, collaborative planning and problem solving.

We are looking for a qualified and competent Project Director with experience in Residential projects valued in excess of 80m. You will have strong leadership skills and the ability to lead, influence and communicate with others to deliver targets.


To be successful in the role you will have significant previous experience in project management, in particular managing complex jobs within the construction industry.


A bit about us:

Wates group is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


Within the Group, Wates Residential is responding to the needs of its customers by developing mixed tenure housing schemes in partnership with both public and private sector organisations. Our business covers new-build and partnership housing development activities, reaffirming our long-term commitment to deliver more and better homes; helping to tackle the UK’s urgent need for new housing.


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.


The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us.  Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognised for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).