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Project Director

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


Project Director

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

This senior-level role is responsible for helping us develop and deliver major projects across the UK leading to us being recognised by clients and our peers as the market leader in this area.. Your leadership will reflect our culture and our values, driving forward our Purpose with a focus on positive social outcomes.

Initially we would be expecting you to become a Project Director in the Interim Delivery partner of our NHP (New Hospital Programme) Programme Delivery Team to lead major projects within the programme. The project director will become the NHP focal point for scheme programme delivery and will be responsible for overseeing delivery of the schemes with a focus on timely delivery and in accordance with the NHP directed scheme benefits.

A key part of the role will be to work with the programme team to develop and deliver best practice delivery models designed to deliver exceptional results through the NHS Trusts who own the delivery of these complex schemes.
You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality technical advice to support an ' in flight' project. Supporting the NHP sponsor team and the NHS Trusts in problem solving and risk mitigation. Lead from the front and build and lead high performing team to deliver major projects.
  • Establish and nurture an innovative, challenging, collaborative and high performing approach, which supports and fosters the NHP and Mott MacDonald values and culture
  • Lead by example with excellent people management skills, be team-oriented with the ability to work closely with peers and have the ability to motivate and empower individuals and teams.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues across NHP , acting as an exemplar role model and ambassador for Mott MacDonald internally and externally, develop strong and robust relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Be accountable for risk and technical and commercial performance on your assigned projects.
  • Work effectively with Sector/Practice Leaders to bring the right resources to deliver the project to client's satisfaction.
  • Lead account meetings with your client and seek senior level management involvement where appropriate.
  • Report management information into monthly senior leadership meetings.
  • Demonstrate visible and inspiring leadership.
  • Ensure robust technical leadership is in place to manage the quality of deliverables and to support the progression and development of colleagues.

To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates who are able to demonstrate extensive experience in a senior leadership role leading and managing major projects or programmes of work with evidence of the ability to lead and manage complex stakeholders at all levels.

You will need to be self-motivated, driven and have a strong track record of delivering significant projects and programmes, demonstrating flexibility and a wide breadth of knowledge. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to ensure success, as this role will involve high-level stakeholder engagement.

Also, significant experience in managing public facing projects and programmes subject to high levels of financial (value for money) and technical scrutiny would be highly beneficial.

Required Experience and competencies for the role of Project Director ;

  • Strong ability in management, leadership and strategic planning.
  • Substantial ability of demonstrated success leading large, complex projects across teams or organisations.
  • Highly organised with excellent follow through
  • Proven ability to exercise sound and independent judgement in a variety of different situations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, administrative and organisational skills
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to see the big picture, balancing short and long-term objectives
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, be self-driven, multitask and manage dynamically changing, competing priorities and deadlines
  • Proven ability to build relationships at all levels within an organisation.

Required behavioural competences for the role of Project Director

  • Personality type that is outgoing, dynamic, enthusiastic and able to network successfully across a large number of groups and individuals
  • Proven record of developing team members
  • Ability to manage time, priority, wellbeing and change
  • Resourcefulness in problem-solving
  • Ability to adapt to different types of personalities
  • Courageous management and good sense of judgement
  • Excellent listening skills
  • If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.