Senior Project Director, Europe

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Organisational Environment: 

At Mercury, we build and manage complex engineering & construction projects for the world’s leading corporations. Our solutions help deliver technologies that connect people, communities, and businesses, giving them the power to achieve incredible things. Our people have the courage to be innovative. Their determination and sharp focus enable us to deliver with certainty, time and time again, across a range of key sectors including Data Centres, Semi-Conductor, Advanced Technology, Live Environment, Fire Protection, Technical Support Services (TSS), Healthcare & Building Services.Our global team is over 2,800 people strong, and along with our supply-chain partners, we have 8,500+ people working on our client projects. We operate across over 16 locations in Europe and recorded overall turnover in excess of €1.5bn in 2021.Mercury employs the best people, invests heavily in training and education, and ensures that the highest standards of health, safety and governance are applied throughout the organisation. 


Scope of the Role: 

Reporting to the BU Management and Operations Manager this person will be a self-starter working on their own initiative. They will be responsible for the management and co-ordination all aspects of the Project as they relate to the project scope of work with an approximate value of €70M to €180m. Leading and managing the Project Team and interfacing with the Client Team this person will set clear direction and expectations for the Safe, on time, on budget delivery of the fully integrated build. The core project management team, of which you are a key part, will create the vision; provide leadership; set targets; create processes and procedures; manage the Quality and ensure adherence to all EHS requirements across all projects. 


Responsibilities of the Role: 

· Weekly Meetings 

  • Schedule and chair meeting with your team, the Design team, and the Client 
  • Follow up and ensure a timely close out of any outstanding items. 

  • Attend and actively contribute to EHS and QA meetings 

  • Attend Morning White board evening schedule meetings 

· Weekly Audits 

  • Implement Mercury Project audit plan 

  • Review weekly Project audits and address open items with your team 

  • Discuss findings and trends with your Construction Manager, your team and the BU Leads 

  • Ensure Audit findings are clearly communicated to all stakeholders 

  • Drive closure of all open Audit findings 

  • EHS Alerts 

  • Ensure that all EHS alerts are communicated effectively 

  • Engage in the campaigns being run to reflect the alerts – TBT, Stand-down, Demonstration 

  • Ensure Workforce participation 

  • Mercury Procedures 

  • Ensure Mercury Procedures are in place and being adhered to on your project 

  • Ensure you and your team have fully reviewed and understand the Project specifications and documentation. 

  • Plan procurement and ensure engineering is developed to meet deadlines. 

  • Ensure all Material Take Offs are completed to compare with Sub-Contractor pricing returns 

  • Review quality of output and foster continuous improvement 

  • Periodic attendance at planned meetings, TBT, SLT, DABS. 

  • Client Meetings 

  • Attend client meetings 

  • Push strong QEHS approach with Client 

  • Identify improvement opportunities 

  • Share Mercury reports highlighting positives and negatives 

  • Identify and communicate where Client approach needs change 

  • Training 

  • Make training available to your team and your Sub-contractors. 

  • Set standards for training requirements for Mercury and Sub-Contractor staff 

  • Project Weekly Report 

  • Review weekly Progress update with the project planner and implement strategies to ensure project remains on track. Issue Project report. 

  • Weekly Planner 

  • Use the project lookaheads to drive the project 

  • Co-ordinate with the various Project teams to ensure your dates can be achieved. 

  • Sub-contractor Meetings 

  • Safety walks 

  • Audits 

  • Client Interface 

  • Project Team Management 

  • Guide and assist your project team 

  • Align your expectations with Project requirements 

  • Ensure your expectations are clearly understood 

  • Empower you Construction Manager to set up a functional site 

  • Set clear expectations and track against the KPIs 


Your Qualifications and Key Criteria: 

  • Engineering Degree or recognised trade qualification 

  • 10+ years’ experience of managing large construction projects as a General Contractor. 

  • Thorough knowledge of Civil, Structural and Architectural packages 

  • Flexibility in working patterns where necessary. 

  • Ability to efficiently manage a team by setting expectations, delegation, and review. 

  • Strong communication & computer skills, 

  • Ability to work on own initiative and possess strong interpersonal and communications skills. 


Essential Skills: 

  • Close attention to detail 

  • Good team-working skills 


Mercury is an equal opportunities employer. 





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