Project Director – Roads

Job Description


The Project Director handles commissions of varying sizes, depending upon the complexity of the project, etc.  Typically, projects fall within the $50m to $100m range.  However, where the service provided is advisory in nature, for example advising on urban re-generation funding, the overall project size may be much larger. In this case we are recruiting for a specific role valued at $50M and with 10 locations across Kenya. The role with be advisory in nature, sitting between the client and the contractor. This will be a local contract, with options for fixed term or permanent.



Advising at a strategic level at the project conception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted in order to successfully achieve the client’s overall objectives
Leading the establishment of the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
Planning for and the ongoing management of quality, safety, health and environment issues
Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilised throughout project.
Project planning, including ensuring the production of the detailed project plan
Advising upon the procurement of resources
Leading and facilitating the overall cross-functional project team
Monitoring and applying performance management techniques, including the use of KPI’s to improve project performance
Managing the change control process
Monitoring and advising upon project finances
Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
Ensuring the production of formal project progress and other reports
Taking a leading role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages.

Marketing and Business Development

Taking responsibility for developing new business opportunities with existing and new Turner & Townsend clients
Identifying and acting upon cross-selling opportunities
Working with Associate Directors and Directors to construct bids for new work
Attending formal client pitches with Assistant Directors and Directors
Ensuring that project case study, photograph and project CV files are kept up to date
Identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve project management products and services
Understanding the Turner & Townsend 2+2=5 philosophy and identifying and acting upon cross-divisional opportunities

Internal Management Accountabilities

Staff management (where appropriate) – Inputting into the formal management of an Assistant Project Manager or small project management team, to include 1st round recruitment interviews, input into resource management and attendance at junior staff appraisals
Knowledge management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each project is input into the Turner & Townsend internal database
Financial management – Ensuring prompt client invoicing and utilising FMS in order to monitor a project’s financial status
Process improvement – Identifying and acting upon ways to improve internal systems and processes

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications, and Experience:

The ideal candidates are likely to be civil engineers with a recognized university degree in Civil Engineering and a minimum of 15 years experience after graduation. The candidates should be registered/accredited by any official body in any country
The candidate should have served in a similar role on a long-term basis on at least 3 previously successfully completed road design or road construction supervision assignments where the value of the works designed or supervised was at least USD 40 million for each assignment.
Candidates should possess formal project management qualifications or should be working towards them.
Experience in project delivery through all stages of the lifecycle
Good communication skills and ability to manage a team and control multiple projects
Experience of FIDIC (Yellow Book) forms of contract will be a distinct advantage
Experience of working on Roads is highly desirable with at least 10 years  experience.
Experience of leading remotely located team, or multi-site projects is a requirement


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