Project Director

Recruiter
Vistry Group PLC
Location
Amersham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 May 2024
Closes
17 May 2024
Job Title
Associate Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role overview

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  • Entity: Vistry
  • Region: Vistry South West Midlands
  • Department: Technical
  • Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
  • Job Location: Coleshill, West Midlands
  • Date Posted: 10.04.2024

We have an incredible new opportunity for a Project Director to lead the overall technical strategy and development management on a new multi–branded scheme of up to 2,200 dwellings to be delivered through a Joint Venture Partnership, based at our South West Midlands office in Coleshill. Reporting to the Regional Technical Director, you will provide leadership, strategic vision and direction to the business to ensure that the strategies and objectives, alongside the forecast and financial management, are developed and achieved through its operations whilst managing the technical delivery with a strong focus on pre construction management. The Project Director will be responsible for the overall operational management of the scheme to ensure the interests of the Joint Venture Partnership are maintained and promoted at all times. You will also ensure the general motivation, wellbeing and continued incentive of all Company employees.

  • Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare
    • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits
  • In return, what we would like from you
    • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • You will have held a Senior Management or Divisional Director role with significant experiencein the Housebuilding industry.
    • An understanding of external influences affecting the housing and property markets.
    • You will have been involved in the preparation, presentation and achievement of a forecastand part of an annual budget which is in line with a project's targets.
    • Ability to formulate strategic options for large projects.
    • Ability to manage multiple objectives over short, medium and long–term time horizons.
    • Ability to see the interconnection between actions to avoid unintended consequencesand to balance potentially conflicting objectives.
    • Ability to communicate how micro and macro initiatives contribute to wider strategicobjectives of the project.
    • Ability to drive desired outcomes from multi discipline teams. Managing performanceusing a balance of challenge and support.
    • Ability to achieve sustainable out performance, by understanding key drivers andreinforcing positive actions and behaviours.
    • Ability to communicate performance to internal and external stakeholders, ensuring thatkey measures are understood and acted upon.
    • Ability to engage internal and external stakeholders (suppliers / customers / employees)at all levels to gain desired responses, ensuring that tone and content reflect theaudience but are consistent in message.
    • Managing all relationships to reinforce strategic position, brand reputation and financial
    • Maintaining a positive working relationship with Board members and managing thedifferent drivers of the parties to support each other with business growth and performance.
    • You will have excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and motivate colleagues at all levels towards the project objectives
    • Experience of managing large scale, complex mixed–use regeneration projects from first principles to delivery.
    • Able to communicate effectively and confidentially with a range of internal and external stakeholders
    More about the Project Director role
  • You will help colleagues build and lead effective, high performing management teams ensuring all aspects of processes are met and run smoothly and efficiently to ensure that the financial forecast and production targets are achieved for the Joint Venture
  • You will support the Directors and management teams, ensuring that all areas of the JV are working collaboratively and consistently
  • You will assist with the Health and Safety aspects of the JV to ensure that adequate provisions, plans, reporting and actions are in place to ensure that the project adheres to both Group policy and HSE requirements
  • You will develop and maintain positive working relationships with fellow Directors, to support each other with the JV performance
  • You will liaise with the JV board as to the day to day operations of the JV.
  • You will be key in preparing material for the Monthly Board Pack, to present in Board Meetings with the Joint Venture Representatives and Board Members
  • You will ensure that all Group policies, procedures and disciplines are adhered to throughout the Company and that the Company complies with all statutory requirements
  • Managing the JV Projects through feasibility, site assembly, planning, land drawdown
  • Managing the professional team to design efficient and viable development proposals that meet the constraints of the site, applicable planning policies and JV objectives
  • Full focus on delivering the JV objectives and the ability to make decisions at a strategic level; as the Project Executive you are accountable for making day–to–day decisions which affect the wider project
  • You will have a strong rapport as a people manager, with the ability to lead a high–performing team across the entire operational function, even when reporting lines are dotted
  • A breadth of technical and industry knowledge, being commercially aware and financially astute to assist with the P&L, balance sheet, cashflow and cost control for the Joint Venture (supported by the shadow board)
  • A dynamic, driven, and approachable personality with excellent people management skills; the ability to lead by example and set high standards and effective KPIs that will deliver operational excellence.
  • You are able to establish the JV business controls and are able to measure and monitor these to ensure the effective application of such controls to drive business efficiencyYou have the ability to work with and influence others within the wider JV to ensure that best practices are share
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