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Project Director

Requisition ID: 57783

Domain: Engineering/Electrical

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans Data Centers are seeking to appoint a Project Director to support our growing data center business.

Our commitment is to provide cutting edge solutions for our clients Data Centre facilities and we are recruiting a Project Director to lead the activities in our key sites. The successful Project Director will manage the overall activities and achieve the agreed budgets, turnover and profitability targets.

What you will deliver?

  • Manage the successful completion of the project in line with agreed quality and commercial plans to achieve targets within agreed timescales and cost constraints.
  • Participate within bid activity; in conjunction with the Business Development, to ensure a professional, profitable, successful bid is conducted which provide agreed levels of turnover and profit for the project.
  • Provide the appropriate Health and Safety leadership to ensure that the safety first and foremost message is visible and alive throughout all activities relating to the project under their leadership.
  • Provide leadership for the project delivery team within the project in line with company standards and values working to maximise the potential of the team and the individuals within them.
  • Ensure that all operational activities are carried out in compliance with internal regulations and external legislation governing business operations.
  • Provide input in the preparation of the business plans and budgets based on the initial contract parameters and objectives, maintaining overall control for successful budgeting against agreed plans which maximises profit opportunities.
  • Maintaining positive relationships with the project customer through efficient delivery of projects with a view to optimising future opportunities and profitability.
  • Lead by example acting as a representative of the company ensuring that all working relationships with internal and external customers are consistent and to the highest standards.   

What we can offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance and benefits package, which includes;

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 4 times annual salary
  • Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance (Family Cover)
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalised support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Experience working with a main contractor or large subcontractor.
  • Degree or equivalent in an Engineering or Construction discipline.
  • Excellent Leadership skills.
  • Results oriented with excellent financial control skills.
  • Keen attention to Health and Safety matters.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and produces accurate work.
  • Innovative and able to identify and implement new ways to do things to achieve better ways of working.
  • Cost Control Experience.
  • MCIOB or similar chartership is desirable.
  • Knowledge of UK building regulations.
  • Thorough Understanding of UK Health &Safety construction laws.

Who are we?

We are a strategic data center partner delivering every aspect of general contractor design, build, and commissioning for major data centers across Europe to provide new build, fit-out, complex retrofit, and upgrade through one point of contact.

Leveraging decades of experience with Bouygues Energies & Services and Equans in data centers, we deliver to every aspect of client needs through sustainability, health and safety, and wider engineering considerations. At Equans Data Centers, we’re unique in our ability to bring clients complete in-house expertise across many facets of consulting, architecture, construction, and engineering. We are a true combination of global standardisation and local on-the-ground expert teams in every key European country to ensure the right level of localisation. We have total control of our supply chain, with the robustness of a global and European leader in construction behind us. And our most highly qualified and expert teams are focused on client success above all.

This enables us to deliver data centers with the best possible quality, speed to delivery, and high repeatability and scalability – to realise client needs for cost transparency, low risk, continual availability, innovation, and certainty of planning and outcomes.

With more than 1,200 highly skilled employees, across 8 European countries, Equans has delivered over 300,000m2 of data halls, exceeding 500MW of IT space for major Data Centers providers such as VIRTUS Data Centers, Digital Reality, Equinix, Vantage Data Centers, Stack Infrastructure, Cloud HQ and many others.

Equans Data Centers is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly demanding planning and capacity needs of hyperscaler and colocation businesses across Europe.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.
For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.