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Regional Director - Project Management

  • Job reference: FG-005488
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: Leeds

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Faithful+Gould is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression. Placing great emphasis on the training, development and assessment of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you’ll benefit from a development programme designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full
Faithful+Gould is looking for an ambitious Project Manager to join the leadership team in the Leeds office to help deliver the business plan and take the office into its next period of sustained growth.


Based in Leeds and reporting to the Director responsible for the office, you will help set the agenda and the business plan for the office and in the stewardship of its delivery. This will involve managing and planning resources, leading innovation, setting quality and fostering a collaborative, professional and positive working environment. This role will also involve significant local business development activity and inter-action with other offices in the region.
You will have a real sense of what clients and staff think and feel about Faithful+Gould and what you need to do to drive improvement. You will stimulate profitable growth and excellence by making the most of our regional, national and international resources.

•Ideally a Member/Fellow of RICS/APM or similar qualification.
•Knowledge of the industry in the Yorkshire region with a recognised profile across the region.
•Interaction with the wider Central Region Project Management business.
•Proven experience in a senior level role
•Experience in a range of sectors including Infrastructure, Higher Education, Healthcare, Residential and Industry
•Experience working in a large consultancy or client organisation
•Detailed knowledge of our competitors, understand our market differentiators and help to shape them
•Strategic vision of the market and industry and ability to focus our business to take full advantage of market conditions
•Possess confident business development skills, understand the external market and forward workload in the Yorkshire region.
•Proven track record of winning and developing new business opportunities
•Extensive experience in preparing bids and tendering
•Proven team management skills and experience.


Technical skills:
•Expert understanding and ability to advise clients' knowledgably of the component
parts of a project and overall project management techniques.
•Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the wider Faithful+Gould business outside
your own role, and detailed knowledge of the national service/sector you support,
and being recognised as an expert in this field both internally and externally.
•Ability to prepare and critically review written communications to a high standard.
•Complete familiarity and effective use of the organisations (company) Policies,
systems and processes.
•Confident use of Microsoft Office and other role related software packages
•Undertake aspects of operational management, including resources and workload planning, financial performance, quality assurance and business development.
•Support to the office Director in defining the business plan for the office in line with the overall business objectives and manage the delivery of the plan, be accountable for aspects of the plan achievement.
•Set and maintain service quality standards and culture of continuous improvement and constructive expertise
•Be responsible for account management and customer care for office clients
•Liaise with marketing to ensure highest quality marketing and promotional materials.
•Influencing and assisting in strategic decision-making within the Leeds office as required, and balancing of resources with workload.
•Collaboration with other offices, service streams, sectors and the wider Atkins business to provide combined and innovative solutions improving our competitive advantage
•Liaising with graduate recruitment, APC programmes, and staff development.

•Ability to win repeat work but also to develop relationships with new clients to successfully achieve new business.
•Appreciation of client's business drivers and commercial interests.
•Possess confident business development skills, understanding of the external market and forward workload in your region and national sector/service.
•Possess a network of contacts and build up a number of key relationships across a range of sectors.
•Membership of a national team/forum to promote Faithful+Gould's reputation and knowledge, and visible internal personal profile.
•Demonstrate an ability to effectively financially manage a team delivering a number of projects.
•Knowledge of the financial management system for projects and a track record in delivering regular, consistent successful results.
•In-depth understanding of Faithful+Gould business strategy, the wider organisation; and of market competition.
•Effective management of team(s) on major/complex commissions or projects, or for major client(s), including maximising performance.
•Ability to effectively and collaboratively resource projects.
•Managing, coaching and leading high performing team(s) including confidently dealing with performance related issues.
•Established, quality working relationships with clients and colleagues.