Interim Director of Major Projects (Ref: 006186)

Central London
£Excellent Salary OR Equivalent Rate

Are You Ready to Shape the Future of Our Client?

Join Us as the Director of Major Projects!

Our client believes in pushing boundaries, breaking barriers, and transforming lives through education and research. As they embark on an exciting journey of growth, we are seeking a visionary leader to join our client as the Director of Major Projects. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to oversee and deliver a portfolio of groundbreaking capital projects that will shape the future of our prestigious institution.

About the Role:

As the Director of Major Projects, you will play a pivotal role in bringing our vision to life. You will provide strategic oversight for the delivery of all major capital projects across the estate, ensuring that they align with the approved business case objectives. Reporting to the Director of Estates Development and the Director of Operations, you will be a key ambassador for our client, representing on various governance bodies and driving a zero-tolerance safety culture across all projects. Your responsibilities will include:

Leading and inspiring teams to deliver major projects on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

Resolving complex project issues and providing senior guidance and support as needed.

Collaborating closely with stakeholders, project sponsors, and external partners to ensure seamless project delivery.

Advocating for fostering strong relationships with internal faculties, divisions, and departments, as well as external stakeholders.

Establishing effective procurement strategies for design teams and contractors.

Driving a culture of innovation, sustainability, and excellence in project delivery.

What We're Looking For:

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary leader with a proven track record in project leadership and management. The ideal candidate will have:

A formal qualification in an engineering/construction/project management discipline and membership in a relevant professional body.

A degree-level education coupled with a postgraduate management qualification.

Extensive experience in a project leadership role, successfully managing major capital projects valued at over £100 million.

Strong knowledge and experience in contract management, procurement, cost management, and supply chain management.

Outstanding communication, influencing, and stakeholder management skills.

Strategic planning expertise, including sourcing options and procurement for major projects.

Previous experience working in a senior position for a large organization, demonstrating sound commercial awareness.

A customer-focused approach with a track record of delivering high-quality service.

The ability to lead diverse teams and create an inclusive environment that fosters excellence.

Join Us:

This is a rare opportunity to shape the future of one of the world's leading universities and leave a lasting impact on our community.

Apply Now!

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Apply now to avoid disappointment as Maxwell Stephens expects a high volume of responses for this role.

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