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Project Director

Last Updated Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Warrington, GB

Company:  Babcock UK

Job Information

Roles at this level lead the coordination of a portfolio of work through managing an operational team of project managers involved in the execution of multi-discipline/technical projects. They may also manage strategic projects/programmes related to critical business development where precedent has not yet been set. They are recognised experts on internal procedures as well as external best practice, with significant specialist project management experience. Role-holders sanction the implementation of policies, standards, core processes and evaluation principles for project management for the organisation, in addition to leading the development of knowledge management processes and systems to capture and disseminate learning. Role-holders are integral to long-term planning and prioritisation processes, contributing to decisions on commissioning projects/programmes and recommending how financial and other resources should be allocated to optimise the organisation’s return on investment. Individuals at this level are therefore recognised as senior leader within their area and across the organisation. They will lead interaction with strategically important customers and be seen as the figurehead for a particular portfolio of work.

Role & Responsibility

  1. Execution: Manage project portfolios, utilising people, financial and technical resources as effectively and efficiently as possible in order to ensure overall delivery is on time and within budget attaining forecast margin and customer satisfaction targets. Roles at this level will ensure the company’s risk management framework is appropriately implemented and utilised.


  1. Governance: Set governance standards, sanctioning the implementation of policies, standards, core processes and evaluation principles for project management by which others operate. Maintain project managers focus on project benefits and key delivery targets (including margin, cost, quality, time and customer satisfaction) to ensure that projects meet their financial and commercial objectives.


  1. Innovation: Develop a culture of continuous improvement by capturing industry best practice (codes and standards) and providing leadership in the development of knowledge management processes and systems.


  1. Communication: Utilise a far reaching network within the sector employing expert stakeholder management, political and planning skills to maintain long term relationships, influence customer decision making, and drive improved commercial performance in delivery. Act as the figurehead for a particular portfolio of work, maintaining and managing the relationship with senior client/customer contacts.


  1. People Development: Take accountability for their own personal development record as part of Altrad Babcock’s talent management ethos. Manage the development of the workforce by providing direction and growth opportunities which support the needs and direction of the business in line with AOP and LRP.

Job Requirement

  1. Preferably an advanced academic qualification is preferred (e.g. MBA, MSc or relevant post-graduate qualification); experience qualifying toward full membership of a relevant professional institution (e.g. APM) and relevant qualifications in industry-standard project management techniques.
  2. Extensive project management experience with a proven record of achievement in project delivery against safety, quality, schedule and cost targets, with evidence of balancing a customer and commercial focus.
  3. Demonstrable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) experience - promoting the wider public good in all actions, acting in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner in dealings with stakeholders and members of project teams and the organisation.
  4. A recognised leader acting as the senior interface on large scale complex and strategically important projects. 
  5. Expert knowledge and application of risk management techniques and problem-solving and dispute resolution processes.
  6. Extensive knowledge of Altrad Babcock’s operating context and wider industry (including an understanding of competitors and risks and issues that prevail in the industry), with the ability to appropriately manage risk.


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