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Automotive Program Director

  • Job reference: FG-004768
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Mass Transit, Programme Management, Transportation, Urban Development
  • Location: Detroit

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Automotive Program Director

We are growing! The Automotive Program Director’s primary role is to lead and manage the sector activities on a Regional Sector basis in and around Detroit based projects and clients, in order to optimize our position in the marketplace. In partnership with the Automotive Sub Sector Lead, this role will be accountable for developing the Strategy and Business Plan that supports over-arching objectives through working collaboratively with the Account Managers, Regional Managing Directors, local Sector representatives, Zone Leads and Business Development/Marketing staff to implement the plan and achieve the overall objectives, while managing within defined utilization, profitability and BD budgets.


About Us

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC Lavalin group, is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner’s Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their program or construction projects. We offer varied and interesting projects with a number of high profile clients across key business sectors which include many of the fortune 100 companies and Federal/State/City government agencies. Faithful+Gould is currently ranked #11 largest Construction Management Company and #9 Program Management Company by ENR (Engineering News Record). Established in 1947 in England and opened the first USA office in 1992. Constructive Expertise -It’s in our DNA.

-Partner with the Automotive Sub Sector Lead to further develop and execute the Automotive Sub Sector Business Plan and Strategy with a focus on the Detroit marketplace, to achieve or exceed the Profitability, Revenue and Headcount Targets set out in the Sector Business Plan or Strategy on an annual basis.
-Use Cost Estimating, Benchmarking and Cost Management as a differentiator and route to market where appropriate.
-Drive continued development of Owners Rep, Program Management and Construction Management as Agent services as part of the key service provision within the Sector.
-Directly oversee related existing Client Accounts and current Key Account Managers.
-Provide support to other Automotive Account Managers primarily in the South East and Mexico.
-Manage Sector Health, Safety & Environmental performance in line with Faithful+Gould Business Objectives.
-Support further development of the Sector Business Plan and Strategy in support of, and aligned with, the overall Business and Regional objectives.
-Collaborate with America’s Zone Leads, other Regional Sector leads and other Americas Business Sectors.
-Partner with Business Development Leads to develop Economic Development relationships and continue with IAMC and regional Automotive Manufacturing Councils
-Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Quantity Surveying or a related field
-15 years of relevant experience
-PMP or PE preferred or other Cost Engineering certification
-Experience managing a program or project of $50-100 million, and have the ability to manage multi-discipline projects or a very large single project.
-Proven ability to develop and implement systems to monitor service and production for major clients. 
-Deep experience in organizing information and data to anticipate/identify major trends, problems and obstacles.
-Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision making abilities.
-Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Internet, Intranet, Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project.
Faithful+Gould offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes:
-Competitive salary
-Broad Employer based benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
-Time-off benefits that start with three weeks’ vacation, one week sick leave and 8 paid holidays
-401 (k) with employer match up to 3%
-Flexible work schedules dependent upon approval as a result of assignment demands
-Career development opportunities through our corporate university
-Highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program
-Valuable voluntary options including legal, long term care, pet insurance and car insurance
-Company culture rooted in professionalism, positivity and collaboration
Equal Opportunity Employer
Faithful+Gould, an ATKINS company is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability candidates encouraged to apply.