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About The Role

Project Director
  • Commercial Management
  • Warrington/Northwest  (Mixture of home, office and client sites)
  • Permanent
  • Full time – with flexible working and core hours

About this opportunity

Gleeds is a leading global property and construction consultancy. Independent since 1885, we are proud to deliver award-winning projects around the world. We are a Great Place to Work certified employer, with our people at the heart of everything we do.

Climate change and Sustainability is at the top of our agenda, we have been established within the energy sector for the past 40 years and have achieved significant growth in the past years as we contribute to a sector that will have trillions of pounds of investment over the next decade. Our teams are at the forefront of the change, managing life changing projects in Solar, Hydrogen, Nuclear, Renewables and Defence, and we want you to be part of that too.

At Gleeds, our projects take us across the globe, giving you opportunities to travel or to remain at the office base you choose.

We are recruiting for an experienced Project Director within quantity surveying/ cost management to lead a team in the commercial management of large nuclear decommissioning projects. As a Project Director you would have responsibility for developing and management client relationships, leading and motivating teams, as well as provide high level strategic advice on all things commercial.

In this role you will play a key part in delivering and monitoring Nuclear Decommissioning programmes which are the most technical and complex challenges facing the UK today, helping us leave a safer environment for future generations.

Your day to day could sometimes involve:

  • Acquisition Strategies
  • Commercial lead for certain business units
  • Support in business case development
  • Support the development of the procurement / subcontracting strategy
  • Market engagement
  • Develop incentivisation proposals
  • Stakeholder engagement with proposed delivery team
  • Governance and assurance of contract agreements
  • Undertake independent review of agreement
  • Training and development of APC Candidates

However no two days are the same, we are a flexible team that support each other’s projects as well as getting in involved with wider business activities and we believe that variety is key to your development. 


About You

Who we’re looking for

  • We are seeking candidates relevant experience in Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management, experience in the Nuclear / Civil engineering / Engineering (Including Service Contracting) sectors is essential
  • Candidates will have a broad spectrum of technical knowledge relating to Procurement, Supply Chain, Cost and Commercial Management - ideally both pre and post contract. Experience of standard forms of contract, including the NEC suite, and Public Contract Regulations 2015 would be beneficial, and candidates personal and communication skills, ambition, drive and energy will be considered equally important to be successful.
  • Applicants should ideally be HNC, HND or Degree qualified in a Quantity Surveying / Cost Management, Construction Law, or similar / relevant discipline, or in some case applicants with an alternative background (e.g.: Engineering) may be considered.
  • Professional qualifications and/or membership of the RICS, CIOB, CICES or CIPS is desirable 

What we can offer you in return

  • Clear opportunities to develop and grow your career through training and further qualifications 
  • Fantastic networking opportunities to grow your personal brand and expand your understanding of the industry 
  • Generous holiday allowance plus the option to purchase additional days through the holiday purchase scheme.
  • Highly competitive salary and the opportunity to increase this through continuous reviews
  • Employee Assistance Programme to ensure your health and personal well-being comes first
  • Our global travel scholarship programme gives you the unique opportunity to gain global experience
  • Flexible working arrangements to ensure you have a healthy work-life balance 
  • Volunteering opportunities to engage with your local community or charitable organisations
  • Unparalleled support from central teams and a company that is recognised as a gold standard investor in people

About Us

Joining us

Be part of the extraordinary

Every day at Gleeds, we influence the way people around the world live, work and travel. Delivering on the world’s most iconic projects for globally renowned clients, our teams solve complex problems that shape the future of the built environment.

One of the qualities we value in people, is the ability to think creatively about the solutions we offer to clients. With 71 offices spanning the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia Pacific our ability to innovate and improve is a product of the varied backgrounds and experience of our people. We welcome new perspectives and ideas.

Above all, we believe that quality relationships sit at the heart of good business. We strive to be the people that seek to understand and bring people together. Wherever we are in the world, our aspiration is to leave a positive legacy for people and local communities.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender.

We recognise the importance of work/life balance and agree flexible working arrangements to suit each individual. We will also consider candidates on a part-time basis.

Gleeds is a Great Place to Work certified employer.

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