Project Director

Consultant

Michael Dalton

Associate

After initially joining Guyan & Associates in 2008, Michael took time out to simultaneously raise his young son and complete an Open University degree, before returning in October 2013.

Michael learned from the best in M&E recruitment, having been trained and developed by Director, James Guyan. Michael’s considered and tailored approached to recruitment, reflects the company’s ethos that quality, not quantity, is important and he takes pride in understanding candidates' individual needs and matching them to the right clients. This approach sets Michael apart from the mass of bums-on-seats recruiters within the industry and has allowed him to make his stamp on the London market - with him fast becoming the first name both clients and candidates turn to for their recruitment needs.

With a strong understanding and awareness of the current market, Michael specialises in Mechanical & Electrical contractors in London and the South East, where he works closely with a number of key players in the industry. He places candidates from graduate to operational level and typical positions include: Project Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers and Estimators.

Prior to M&E recruitment, Michael cut his teeth resourcing recruitment consultants – which he describes as an eye-opening experience! This opportunity allowed Michael to see both the good and bad qualities in recruitment consultants – and, ultimately, led him to turn his back on the stereotypical view and take the right approach to recruitment.

A proud, life-long, Manchester United fan, Michael is looking forward to seeing them return to the top of the league! He spends most of his spare time having fun with his family and he’s happy his son is slowly coming round to the idea of being a Red Devils supporter. 


Where: Michael looks after roles in London and the South East.

 

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Job Description

 

We have a need for a Project Director to deliver a £16 million project, as part of a huge regeneration development, NW London area. Project is currently underway, however, it is severly lacking in leadership. You will be tasked with grabbing hold of this project and bringing it up to standards required 

About This Role

 

Job title: Project Director for M&E Installation Contractor
 

Duties & Responsibilities: As the Project Director your duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
 

  • Management of the site team and dealing with any people management issues
  • Formulation of procurement schedules
  • Creation and management of procurement strategy for the project
  • Development of design and build deliverables from specification
  • Development of contractor design portion from specifications
  • Production and review of technical submittals to spec etc
  • Cost control at all levels
  • Commenting, control and review of drawings
  • Monitoring of production through from pre-construction to construction
  • Managing and input to completion deliverables (O&M etc.)
  • Managing daily/weekly deadlines as required ensuring milestone achievements are communicated
  • Supervise and direct operations on M&E Projects, ensuring projects are completed safely, to a high-quality standard, on time and within budget
  • Producing and issuing programmes, detailing labour histograms, milestones etc.
  • Design development, value engineering, pre and post contract commencement. Scheduling budgets, achieving targets, identifying variations and changes.  Closely monitor the usage of materials and resources on projects.
  • Manage all aspects of programming of works and monitoring building progress; specified and alternative equipment submittals, compliance with regulations and issue weekly progress reports
  • Oversee the contracting process with chosen sub-contractors/specialised and ensure works are carried out correctly and per contract and relevant specifications
  • Supervision of personnel on site – specialist sub contract. Agency and direct employees
  • Ensure PM or Site Supervisor plan all labour and material requirements at least two weeks in advance, ensuring adequate stocks/materials are available on site at all times
  • Coordination of installation
  • Ensure weekly progress reporting are issued, for example RFI’s, procurement schedules, technical submittals, program responses, critical date, identification and any documentation that is specific to projects which you are involved in.
  • Ensure the PM/Site Supervisor takes full responsibility for organising, checking and controlling plant and material movement
  • Liaison with clients, main contractors and other trades personnel as and when required.
  • Actively seek out meetings and build relationships with consulting engineers, designers, architects and relevant project team personnel.
  • Attendance at all project related and management meetings.
  • Hold regular progress meetings with both the design team and sub-contractors and oversee and execute the effectively control and use of both labour and materials on projects.
  • Monitor to ensure the installations are ready for commissioning on the due dates and manage commissioning so that no liquidated damages are incurred on any projects.
  • In conjunction with Commercial Manager ensure lists of variations are compiled and issued in accordance with project/contract requirements.
  • Have a full understanding and knowledge of the financial status of projects.


 

Qualifications & Skills required:

  • Qualified with ONC/HNC or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Project Management or Building Services is ideal
  • Working knowledge of Building services projects with an M&E Contractor valued between £10-16 million
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Good influencing skills
  • Builds appropriate and professional relationships with the teams both in the office and on site.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Effective use of time

About This Client

 

Client: This award-winning M&E Contractor specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects
Turnover: £90 million
Location Coverage: UK & Ireland
No Staff: 200+
Typical Roles and disciplines: BIM Technician, Project Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Project Director
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Education, Residential, Retail, Medical, Heritage Buildings, Office fit-outs
M&E Services installed: BIM, supported by AutoDesk Revit MEP, HVAC, lighting control systems, BMS controls
Years of establishment: 24 years
Awards won: 'Excellence Through People' employer
 

Alongside a generous basic salary you will be rewarded with the following:

25 days holidays
Car allowance
Support for work-life balance
Private Health Care
Bonus scheme
Company Pension
Long-term sickness insurance
Support & funding of career development and further education