Project Director

Recruiter
Lendlease
Location
Fort Drum
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
19 Oct 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Ref
REQ-7008307
Contact
Morgan Walden
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Director



PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Project Director has primary responsibility to resolve and direct coordinated outcomes which are in the best interests of the project and that do not have undue bias toward a particular business unit. The Project Director is accountable for the coordinated management and leadership of the project with a focus on:

  • Leading the project team to act as one integrated operation
  • Coordinating the participating development business units
  • Acting as the figurehead of the project - Lend Lease's representative on the development
  • Place making
  • Community & stakeholder engagement
  • Provision of infrastructure
  • Safe development operations and safe community
  • Project Business Plan
  • Primary liaison with government authorities
  • Project Reports

In the initial phase, including and up to the satisfaction of all conditions precedent under the Project Development Agreement (PDA), the Project Director is also responsible for:

  • Finalizing the PDA with the relevant local authority
  • Achieving the Planning Approval for the master plan
  • Agreeing and finalizing the scope and budget for infrastructure and public realm with the relevant local authority
  • Obtaining final LL Board approval for investment funding the project, in accordance with the Limits of Authority and Compass requirements.

CORE CAPABILITIES

Technical

  • Comprehensive understanding of the property industry.
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial skills at a high level to define, champion and progress project objectives.
  • Project management skills to ensure project objectives are delivered on time and within budgets.

Behavioral

  • Leadership, problem solving, organisational planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment; ability to work collaboratively without needing to control resources in order to deliver outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills, able to build trusting and respectful relationships with all levels of employees while driving results in their areas.
  • First class decision making and influencing skills
  • Ability to act professionally and build trust, i.e. build partnerships/ relationships.
  • Ability to adjust rapidly and frequently to new situations, able to help others accept and adapt to change.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and positive attitude to inspire project teams regardless of the challenges of delivering complex and large scale mixed use projects.


LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES

  • Big Picture Thinking (Strategic Perspective)
  • Customer Driven
  • Judgement
  • Provides Clarity
  • Accountability
  • Develops Future Leaders
  • Team Builder

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER CAPABILITIES

  • Conducts Market & Product Assessment
  • Develops Strategic Vision
  • Defines Development Brief
  • Conducts Commercial Assessment
  • Optimizes Financial Performance
  • Ensures Investment Conversions
  • Engages Expertise & Relationships
  • Manages Risks & Opportunities

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Project Leadership
  • Business Coordination & Interaction
  • Provision of Service
  • Safety
  • Financial Performance & Business Planning
  • Community Engagement
  • Master Plan and Design
  • Infrastructure & Sustainability
  • Place Making & Community
  • Government Relations

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Qualifications
 Relevant business or property tertiary qualifications
 Post graduate qualifications desirable
Experience
 Broad property management experience including exposure to development management, project management, new business and construction / delivery
 Previous development experience in one or more market specialist sectors (office, retail, residential etc) is preferred
 Local network