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Project Director - Talent Pipeline

Job Title: Project Director - Talent Pipeline
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 2021-5359
Job Published: February 23, 2021 12:21

Job Description

Job Description

We seek a Project Director, with experience in highly complex, highly regulated environments, ideally with experience in Defence / Nuclear.

Costain improves people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, defence, water and transportation infrastructures.

The position will have responsibility for leading a dedicated team of specialists in complex, multi-disciplinary infrastructure integration, including close working and supply chain integration to meet our clients' demanding needs.

Security Clearance would be desireable, but the ability to gain SC is essential.

What will I be doing?

Contract Delivery

  • Ensures projects are completed to quality, schedule and budget; anticipating and developing contingency plans to mitigate risks and issues

  • Responsible for overall performance including profit and loss across specified customer accounts

  • Manages and controls risk and change to meet Costain and client objectives

  • Manages stakeholders and project to deliver direct (project) and indirect (e.g social value) benefits

  • Develops effective project delivery organisations and secures sufficiently qualified and experienced personnel to meet the project needs

  • Selects, integrates and assures the supply chain required to meet the project needs

  • Assures efficient project execution by leading teams to remove complexity and maximise productivity

  • Demonstrates high profile and visible safety leadership. Responsible for ensuring all project requirements are achieved for health, safety, environmental impact mitigation, and security

  • Ensures compliance with and continuous improvement of quality management systems

Candidate Description

  • Ability to interface and interact with management and client representatives at all levels

  • Experienced in developing strong client and wider stakeholder relationships

  • Possesses a recognised degree 'or' equivalent experience 'or' qualification in a relevant branch of engineering and be a member of an internationally recognised professional Institution

  • Has robust and practical experience in integrating multi-disciplinary and external organisations into a high performance enterprise across the project lifecycle

  • Strong Project Management expertise in highly regulated industries with complementary leadership and behavioural management

  • Delivery focused with proven experience in achieving project goals whilst maintaining high standards in HSEQ at all times.

  • Innovative, adaptive, harnessing data and technology to drive project success

  • Conversant with estimating approaches and competent in cost/schedule budget management processes

  • Conversant with HR practices/processes

  • Proven track record of building teams with different backgrounds and values diverse thinking

  • Excellent communication skills, Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK. You may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Employer Description

Talent comes in many different guises. At Costain we recognise this and work with employees to take them where they want to go rather than where we think they should go. We are fully committed to creating a safe place to work, where everyone can be at their best, every day. A workplace where everyone can be their true self, feel valued and understood for who they are and what makes them unique.

As a mark of our progress we were named as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2018 and again in 2019. In addition to this, we have won various awards, including IChemE Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Employer of the year and a Business in the Community (BITC) Game Changer award. Manchester and London Pride parades are now established dates in the Costain calendar, and we are proud to be a Stonewall diversity champion. We are a member of Working Families, an early signatory to the BITC Race Charter and a Disability Confident Committed employer.

Costain value that everyone is different and by being different, our people can bring their own valuable contribution to the business. Creating an inclusive culture makes us more able to recruit, retain and progress a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement and experiencing higher levels of wellbeing.