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Senior Project Director

Apply now Job no: 493116
Work type: Full Time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Construction/Project Management

About Savills

At Savills Australia you will help shape the future of the Australian property market. You will do so as a member of a property services firm with an unparalleled reputation for excellence. Globally, Savills has been introducing innovations to market and delivering exceptional service to clients for over 160 years.

Savills integrated multi-disciplinary platform allows our staff to grow not just in their specialist sector, but to widen their horizons across other property disciplines at the same time.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Project Management professional to join our high performing and collaborative Project Management team in Brisbane as a Senior Project Director. As a leader within this division, you will bring over ten years of project experience to the division coupled with a fantastic attitude, enthusiasm to mentor and develop the team and an ability to win work in the Queensland market. This role will see you lead a range of complex projects across the residential, mixed-used, education and accommodation sectors. 

Key responsibilities will include.

  • Act as key member of the senior management team, participating in setting the project team's overall strategic direction and priorities whilst monitoring the performance of individual project team members
  • Play a pivotal role in the business development function for the team including nurturing and growing personal and professional networks, preparation of bids and fee proposals
  • Achieving target margins for your projects including managing your team within budget and have a sound knowledge of the financial aspects of the Division
  • Overseeing the selection and management of project team members on projects, assigning clear roles and responsibilities, providing effective supervision, and managing performance to ensure efficient operations
  • Provide expertise in multi-disciplined and multi-cultured projects through feasibility, developing briefs, managing stakeholders, implementing procurement protocols through to tender and award and the effective management of project teams
  • Directly managing all phases of a project to ensure that the client’s objectives are met
  • Deliver projects with high risks and fast paced environments
  • Prepare and monitor financial forecasts for the business, initiating corrective actions where required
  • Administer or oversee the administration of construction contracts 

What Sets You Apart 

  • Project delivery experience in major precincts, mixed-use developments, residential or accommodation projects (preferred but not essential)
  • Tertiary qualifications in a property or a construction related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years industry experience (preferably client-side)   
  • Successful track record developing new business
  • Demonstrated ability to grow business relationships and personal / professional profile in the industry
  • A person who thrives on being challenged, is proactive, self-motivated and looks to inspire others to follow suit.
  • Excellent Analytical Skills
  • Understanding and proven experience with a range of project delivery methodologies, in particular, Head Contract, ECI and Design and Construct or other hybrid models
  • Extensive experience managing and administering a range of Construction Contracts
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Excellent communication skills; written, listening and verbal
  • Be well presented and have a positive attitude
  • Experience of all stages of projects from planning through to handover

What Sets Us Apart

We actively seek out people who possess that rare mix of work ethic, rock solid integrity and attentiveness to client needs. With Savills your horizons could not be broader, we operate out of over 700 locations around the world and our services cover the full spectrum, from providing strategic advice to managing assets and projects and transacting deals. We are proud to offer our employees fantastic benefits including;

  • Flexible working arrangements with a focus on work-life balance
  • Paid Well-being, volunteer and study leave
  • Paid parental leave plus return from paternal leave bonus
  • Regular office and employee social events
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Additional five days annual and personal leave per year

We’d love to hear from You

If you are ready for your next challenge and this opportunity has peaked your interest, we encourage you to apply and potentially begin your journey with us!

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