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Commercially Astute Projects Director

Are you a highly organised and commercially astute Projects Director with the desire to lead and coordinate a highly effective Project Management team? We are dealing with an exceptional opportunity to become the Projects Director of an impressive manufacturing organisation, located in north Buckinghamshire.

• Reporting directly to the Managing Director to manage the execution of projects in line with the companies desired outcomes.
• Instructing and advising the appropriate project team members, including project managers, technical and administrative staff, suppliers and partners engaged on the delivery of projects.
• Managing and coordinating activities throughout the process, to support and guide those who are directly responsible for project completion.
• Managing and coordinating all contractual, technical, financial and legal inputs on projects for which directly responsible and provide guidance and support to those managed by Project Managers.
• Managing the interface with and support to the commercial teams for all business winning activities in conjunction with the site commercial manager.
• Forming valuable working collaborations with public and private sector partners, internal and external stakeholders, at a senior level.
• Maintaining and disseminating domain knowledge on industry projects including reviews and feeding back outcomes.
• Implementing a system of continuous improvement through analysing best practice from other industries and recognised accredited bodies in project management.
• Establishing key skill areas for all project managers to specialise in.
• Developing business processes and procedures appropriately.
• Building a professionally recognised skilled team in project management.
• Integrating processes that add value to the way in which the business operates, through disciplines such as Earned Value Management.
• Coordinating the provision of all relevant budget and programme information to the Managing Director and Board as appropriate.
• Preparing reports/briefing notes for senior management, Executive and Board members, as appropriate to project status, using key business systems.
• Coordinating Value Management and post project review exercises at relevant stages of the project lifecycle.

Ideally you will have a HND or Degree in an Engineering or Management discipline. You will also ideally have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the Railway Industry, including ideally a minimum of 5 years in the management of major rolling rail stock projects.

In return you will receive an incredibly competitive salary with additional car allowance and bonus packages, alongside key benefits such a private healthcare and pension.


SimkissGuy Recruitment is acting as a recruitment agency for the purpose of this vacancy. By sending your CV to us, you hereby consent for is to contact you in relation to recruitment. We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from all. We will be in touch within 3 working days if we would like to discuss your CV and experience further. If you do not hear from us within that time then you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this particular vacancy. We would welcome further applications from you for roles that may be more suited to your skills and experience.

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