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Account leader; tall buildings projects director

Job Profile

The opportunities are looking up...

With over 300 tall buildings currently planned for London alone, we are ensuring our project, programme, and commercial management (PPCM) capability can deliver in this asset class. One of our first steps is to bring someone on board who can grow our business, and who will help us secure the position as the go-to expert for PPCM on tall buildings in the region. You will be building on our existing track record; we are currently project and cost manager on the $1.2bn Abu Dhabi Plaza in Kazakhstan, a landmark mixed use commercial scheme.

This new role is critical for building and maintaining our relationships with our clients, planning the accounts and building a client centric experience. We’re looking for someone who has world class knowledge, and experience, on tall buildings PPCM projects on a global scale, as well as extensive contacts with major developers and signature architects in this area. Ideally the person in this role will be London based but we will consider other locations.

"This is an exciting time to be joining our PPCM business as we continue on our journey to become the market leader in our chosen sectors" Richard Marriott, head of buildings for advisory and programme delivery

Why work for us?
We’re a global network of experts with a ‘can do’ attitude. We’re taking active steps to be the world’s leading employee-owned consultancy, delivering optimum solutions and sustainable outcomes for our clients. Being employee-owned frees us to choose the work we take on, this means we focus on the issues that are important to us and our clients.

Job Description

Building relationships, building business
You’ll play a pivotal role in balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders, and you must start as you mean to go on, by developing strong and robust relationships. You will be expected to win great work, spread the word about it, and play a lead role in gaining trust with our clients and key stakeholders.

Winning and delivering work
Growing and developing key accounts is essential. You’ll be expected to identify opportunities, develop business plans, and drive the bidding process. When we’ve won the work, you’ll need to deliver quality outcomes for clients through our project teams.

Providing leadership
We need your steady head to keep everyone focused on delivering projects with the people who’ll be benefiting from them in mind. You’ll put together the right team for each job, and will get the best out of them. Be a visible leader and role model, demonstrating and promoting our values and high ethical standards.

Candidate Specification

Have you got what it takes?
You’re the kind of person who prioritises, influences without authority, and doesn’t think twice about working collaboratively. You need to be a leading PPCM practitioner in the tall buildings field, who can demonstrate they’ve played an active role in moving a tall buildings business, or similar practice, forward. We also want someone who has the insight on the opportunities, challenges, and future potential in the tall buildings market.

You’ll need to have:
  • A degree with a further professional qualification
  • Significant experience across sectors and services in tall buildings including senior delivery positions
  • Demonstrable advanced knowledge of influential networks in the UK and international market.
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