Project Director

Posted 22 February 2021
Job type Permanent

Job description

  • Diverse Property Development Portfolio

  • Market-Leading Conglomerate

  • Expatriate Appointment (bi-lingual English/Mandarin)


The Company

The company is a fast-growing Myanmar conglomerate operating across the real estate, construction and hospitality vertical including construction materials, Greenfield commercial and residential developments, trading and financial services. Given a plethora of current and forthcoming real estate development projects, the company has aggressive plans to hire mid- and senior-level professionals across a number of critical real estate, construction, property and facility management functions. This includes a need for an experienced Project Director.


The Position

Reporting to the Group MD whilst acting as the Owner’s representative, the appointed individual will lead and manage various current, and forthcoming, commercial, residential and leisure/hospitality-related development projects whilst ensuring their successful on-time and to-budget, end-to-end completion from design, construction and hand-over phases. The scope will include management of a construction and project delivery team, building and maintaining relationships with vendors and local authorities whilst ensuring that quality and safety standards are also maintained throughout. The appointed individual will hire, train and develop a growing project delivery team (PMs, DPMs, Architects, ID and similar) whilst also ensuring that project performance measurement leads to continuous improvement and value engineering programmes to create quality and cost efficiency outcomes. Naturally, the position will include a need to manage tender processes with contractors and the subsequent negotiation of contracts and ongoing performance management.


The Person

Interested candidates will offer an appropriate Engineering Degree (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or similar) and at least 10+ years relevant experience leading multiple development projects with a clear track record of successful end-to-end delivery. This should include the management of individual projects valued in excess of $40m, the completion of high-rise commercial buildings and the management of multiple contractors. Current or prior knowledge of the Myanmar real estate sector and bi-lingual English and Mandarin language proficiency is strongly preferred.