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Project Director, Cork

Requisition ID:  233651

Requisition Posting End Date: 04/01/2021


Project Overview 

This position is for an aviation project in Ireland. Bechtel will be working in an integrated team with our client to support the delivery of a Capital Investment Plan of circa €2bn within an operating airport environment at Cork and Dublin airports. 


The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of adapting to an integrated team environment. A driven self-starter, confident, agile, articulate, and capable of leading change by example. Collaborative and flexible to meet all the demands of the client. 


Role Overview  

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing a group of projects from planning and design through to the successful completion and commissioning; delivering the projects safely to time, to budget, and to specification, ensuring the projects achieve all project goals and objectives in accordance with the client’s requirements. 


Main Responsibilities 

  • Oversee and monitor the delivery of the project around the schedule, interface, cost, variations, contract, and risk, liaising with the relevant team members and functions as required. 
  • Develop the Project Execution Plan, ensuring the project is aligned to and delivers in accordance with the client’s standards and methods. 
  • Engage with and manage the project relationship with stakeholders. 
  • Lead the coordination of the project ensuring interfaces are considered and addressed at all stages of the project lifecycle. 
  • Work with the technical teams in coordinating and managing design consultants and other external service providers. 
  • Organise design review meetings and take responsibility for communicating design acceptance and change. 
  • Maintain the overall project risk register.  
  • Identify opportunities to improve Project Management procedures and tools.  
  • Monitor and apply performance management techniques. 
  • Manage the change control process. 
  • Manage the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications. 


NEC Specific Activities 

  • Review and accept programme submissions. 
  • Lead and act in the spirit of mutual trust and co-operation. 
  • Communicate and issue documents as required by the ECC contract and perform any other duties as stated in the contract. 
  • Maintaining close contact with the Client in order to ensure the Project Manager’s actions reflect the client’s objectives for the project.  
  • Manage the compensation event process so that the Contractors are fairly compensated for any client-initiated change. 
  • Ensure the Contractor notifies compensation events in good time so that the client is not disadvantaged. 
  • Assess payment after each assessment interval. 


Basic & Preferred Experience 

  • Minimum 15 year’s experience in the Construction / Infrastructure sector including on relevant aviation projects. 
  • Specific experience in managing projects with a ‘constrained’ work period, such as within defined limited work windows (Eg Aviation runway or Rail possession works) is required.
  • Understanding of operating in a live airport site, specifically for Airfield paving operations, is required
  • Experience in operating on-site, not just office-based. 
  • Tangible experience in documenting best practice construction project management policies and standards. 
  • Track record of delivering construction/asset delivery projects to time and within the allocated budget.  
  • Knowledge of operating as a client’s project manager. 
  • Experience in dealing with a range of stakeholders at all levels across an organisation influencing the improvement of processes and guidance to support project delivery. 



  • Managing a multidisciplinary team across multiple concurrent projects. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to govern and drive outcomes to ensure project outputs that meet the required standards. 
  • Knowledge of NEC and FIDIC suite of contracts. 
  • Knowledge of Engineering and Project Management Principles. 
  • Planning capability and ability to use Oracle Primavera 6 scheduling system. 
  • Report writing skills.


Basic & Preferred Qualifications 

  • University degree in either Project Management or an Engineering Discipline Preferred. 
  • Professional memberships - RICS, CIOB, APM, or equivalent. 
  • PRINCE2 or equivalent preferred.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.