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Title:  Project Director

Job Number:  10176

Sydney, AU

About John holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges. We do that by providing leading design, engineering, construction and asset operations, across infrastructure, transport, building and property in Australia and New Zealand.

From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

Are you up for the challenge?

About the Role

John Holland is looking to engage with established, experienced and ambitious Project Directors to take on a senior leadership role to oversee the operations and continued development of projects in our Infrastructure Business in Sydney.

This role will suit established and career focused construction professionals with a strong and consistent track record in Major Infrastructure projects. This senior leadership position will allow you to contribute to the sustainable growth and success of the business by drawing on your industry knowledge and capabilities.

Your well-defined skills in all aspects of project development and delivery with a track record of meeting or exceeding client and community objectives will be key to your success.

John Holland has an enviable reputation for quality and innovation, employee development and career paths for its staff, in addition to a continuously growing and exciting Project schedule. 

As Project Director you will be involved from Bidding/Tendering phase to early project development, through to establishing your John Holland team, appointing contractors and working to deliver key Major Infrastructure projects.

Alternatively, you may enjoy the opportunity to work longer term, large scale capital works programs that will allow you to deliver operationally as well as handing over a completed project.

This senior delivery role will see you engage with clients, consultants, engineers and contractors. The full range of stakeholder engagement will be part of your remit. You will provide leadership, strategically manage risk, ensure project and business deadlines are met and monitor finances so budgets are adhered to.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Develop and maintain strategic business relationships with key clients and industry partners that result in viable projects and prospects
  • Oversee project lifecycle from initial stages through to planning, development and construction delivery
  • Manage a diverse scope of work and people, covering operations, performance, client relationships and HSE behaviours
  • Work with your management team to deliver against John Holland behaviours, polices, processes and systems
  • Direct project resources to perform and achieve planed objectives cost and time effectively
  • Review progress against plans, contractual arrangements and delivery milestones to ensure they are on schedule and within quality and cost estimates and take effective remedial action as required
  • Develop, lead and motivate your team throughout, working towards best practice project management standards and meet all regulatory and statutory requirements
  • Work with your commercial team on all aspects of financial reporting, management, and forecasting
  • Display significant stakeholder management skills, team building and leadership experience. Build and manage key relationships with clients, sub-contractors, business partners and the broader community

To be successful in this key role, you must have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar Senior Project Manager/Project Director/Construction Manager position or be more than ready to step up into a leadership role
  • Delivery experience of Design and Construction projects with a contractor in Australia or overseas
  • Extensive senior manager level or higher experience from a wide range of contract values and complexities
  • Demonstrated experience in overall management of major infrastructure construction projects
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering health, safety, quality and environmental objectives

Some of the benefits of the role include:

  • Joining an established and successful business working throughout Australia and New Zealand
  • Being part of a high performing team of committed and talented delivery experts
  • John Holland is ‘people first’ company we will work on the development of your career and also provide a very competitive salary package and employer benefits program 

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success. 

We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority. 

For a confidential discussion please Contact David Litynski on

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