Project Director – Construction – Marlborough

The governments’ investment in education is seeing a number of new schools and colleges being built throughout the country. Based in Marlborough this new purpose built facility will see two senior schools amalgamate on this shared campus. The completed campus will accommodate almost 2000 students offering state of the art educational facilities.

There is an immediate need for a Project Director to oversee the project from design through to completion of construction. As Project Director you will have complete oversight of the project to ensure successful delivery. You will offer governance and leadership to an internal team covering financial, project management, projects coordination and communications etc. Externally you will work closely with designers, consultants and contractors to make sure the delivery is aligned with the vision of the client. As an education project there will also be a need for on-going consultation with schools and the local community. As Project Director you will be the direct point of contact throughout the process to make sure all involved are kept up to date with the process and project status.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved with a flagship education project on the South Island. The ideal candidate will already be working as a Project Director or be a Senior PM/Construction Manager looking for the next step in their career. This is a client based role but the successful applicant could come from a client, contractor or consultant background. A strong background in commercial construction is a must for this role and any specific experience of construction in the education sector would be an added bonus. As the lead role you must have proven experience of running a successful internal team whilst maintaining strong relationships with external clients at the same time.

Other requirements include;

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in construction or related field
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in the commercial construction field
  • Proven experience of project management methodologies and management skills
  • Experience of managing a professional team to achieve excellent results
  • Proven commercial and contractual acumen
  • Excellent man management and relationship skills

This is a key role for the project and with design and construction the next stage there is an urgency to fill the position. This will be a fixed term role for the duration of the project (minimum 18 months) and there is an excellent salary package attached to the position. If you are interested in the role or would like further information, contact Phil on 021 489 367 or send your CV to and I will be in touch.

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