Project Director

  • Job Reference: 3251
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Location: Maple Cross - Maple Lodge Close, Maple Lodge Close, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 9
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales, Marketing & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We're looking for a Project Director to join our Natural Resources Team working on projects for our client Thames Water, based in the Thames Valley region..

Location: must be willing to frequently visit sites in the Thames Valley region

Contract: Permanent, Full Time - flexible and part-time hours may be available if desired, just let us know


As a Project Director you'll be working within our Natural Resources business, you will lead large-scale projects of critical importance to our client. The projects will involve the design, construction, and commissioning of Thames Capital Works. The project aims to significantly upgrade the wastewater / water treatment capacity and meet stringent environmental regulations, while also ensuring long-term sustainability and community benefits without disruption to the network.

Your day to day will include:

  • Developing collaborative and effective client management relationships to mutual benefit through anticipating client needs, exceeding expectations, and fostering open communication.
  • Providing overall leadership and direction for the project, ensuring it meets all objectives within budget, schedule, and quality constraints.
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive project management plan, including risk management, communication strategies, and stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Overseeing the procurement process for all equipment, materials, and services, ensuring adherence to best practices and compliance with regulations.
  • Leading, managing, and developing a diverse team, fostering effective collaboration and ensuring all deliverables are met.
  • Oversee design and construction activities, ensuring adherence to safety protocols and environmental regulations.
  • Develop the capability of your team, ensuring best practice performance management and identifying and developing talent.

What are we looking for?

This role of Project Director is great for you if you:

  • Have a proven track record of client relationships and securing work on major infrastructure schemes.
  • Extensive project management experience and delivery of high value infrastructure projects
  • Able to demonstrate experience of leading large, complex infrastructure projects, preferably in the water/wastewater industry.
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery on time and within budget.
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies, risk management principles, and construction practices.
  • Experience working with government agencies and navigating regulatory requirements.

We're all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferrable skills are always welcome! So, even if you don't tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat.

Rewards and benefits
We're proud to be able to offer our brilliant people a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. You can see more information of benefits here .

Diversity and inclusion
Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We're proud of the steps we've taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier's diversity and inclusion initiatives and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies. You can see our D&I action plan here .

We look forward to seeing your application to join the #constructionrevolution #joinkier #LI-CH