CDI Corporation is seeking a Project Director to work at our client site.  This is a full-time, benefits position. 

SUMMARY: Project Director must have large project experience 200MM plus.  Plans, directs, organizes, and executes activities of designated projects to ensure that goals and objectives of the projects are accomplished within a prescribed timeframe and funding parameters performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors assigned to the projects.  Designated projects may be a single large project or a number of small projects being executed by individual Project Managers assigned to the Project Director. 

Job Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Provides project leadership for all areas of project
  • Responsible for overall project results for assigned clients and subordinates
  • Lead the development of Procedure Manuals and assists other PM’s in development of Project Execution Plans and Procedure Manuals
  • Prepare Business Plan for the project(s)
  • Develops and follows Risk Mitigation and Margin Enhancement Plans
  • Reports on status of assigned projects to Director of Project Execution
  • Coordinates with Project Controls for the schedule and budget element of project
  • Conducts requirements review for the project (space, computers, special needs, etc.)
  • Determines staffing requirements for the assigned projects
  • Reviews contract, prepare contract summaries and documents issues related to contract
  • Lead the coordination effort on the project between design team members, client and creates an environment for success
  • Authorizes project expenditures
  • Assures that adequate Project Controls are in place and functioning
  • Establishes and defines project organization
  • Develops Project Execution Plan
  • Ensures that the Project Execution Plan is followed during the life of the project
  • Ensures contract documents are communicated to project team and staff
  • Leads interfaces with the client regarding all project related issues
  • Works toward providing customer satisfaction with project results

Job Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technical field from four-year college or university is required. 
  • 10 plus years of project management experience in the industrial engineering/construction industry.  Project managers are expected to be able to drive projects all the way from idea and scoping through funding submittal, execution and closure.
  • 20 years of engineering industry experience
  • Experience running large projects $200MM plus
  • Possesses total knowledge of engineering execution
  • Excellent knowledge of material management processes across all accounts and all phases of the project life cycle
  • Ability to manage the construction effort, handle functions and activities of project controls in terms of analyzing documents and work processes, and present cost estimates
  • Ability to negotiate US and international based contracts and think strategically in terms of positioning CDI to make maximum profit
  • Can design and negotiate incentives, as well as prepare/administer business plans and mitigate risk
  • Ability to act as proposal manager for any size project, and understands commercial and international issues
  • Show leadership with regard to automation, able to develop and administer project automation plan and to assess the relative merit of different tools
  • Recognized in multiple offices and the field as a leader
  • Able to motivate, inspire and direct large, diverse task forces at multiple locations
  • Possess outstanding communication skills, and can work with both details and the big picture
  • Outstanding organizational and planning skills; actively mentors and develops people at all levels
  • SAP experience


CDI Corporation is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer.


Type: Contract

Reference ID: 4823