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23 Mar 2020

Contract Project Director

MD Anderson Cancer Center – Posted by David  Houston, TX

Job Description

We are seeking a driven Project Director who has knowledge and experience in leading project development, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and turnover to operations of a portfolio of projects in any of our businesses.

The nature of the portfolio varies and will consist of large-scale capital projects ($1-5B), or a higher volume/program of smaller capital and maintenance projects. Projects or portfolio of projects at the Project Director level typically represent a spend in excess of $1B per year. The successful candidate will be responsible for overall delivery of the project objectives and oversee quality throughout its life cycle. The successful candidate will apply defined project management processes while managing a cross-functional team of internal and external experts to meet defined project timelines, milestones and budgets.

What you’ll do

Instill a project safety and quality culture with the support of TC Energy’s energy standards and governance Technical Center resources, developing project safety and quality objectives, tracking and reporting on performance, and take action to ensure safe and high-quality project delivery

Overall accountability and responsibility for delivering desired project outcomes

Develop and implement an execution strategy for the projects that optimizes performance against business objectives and ensures operational success

Champion solid risk management culture with emphasis on early risk identification and mitigation

Champion a strong opportunities management culture with emphasis on early identification and maximization of opportunities pipeline

Ensure project functional targets are met, in conformance with all legislated and TC Energy specifications and standards

Oversee the preparation of engineering, procurement and construction deliverables in accordance with TC Energy specifications, standards and precedents

Manage third-party contractor performance and deliverables

Analyze and resolve technical, commercial and operational issues with functional team members

Manage all aspects of project performance including tracking progress of project against milestones on an on-going basis, taking corrective action as required

Drive the on-going improvement of project management mindset, processes and standards

Lead by engagement and motivation and effectively drive and promote high performance and a culture of accountability

Provide coaching, mentoring and performance feedback to team members

Manage and facilitate communications and cooperation between multi-functional team members, resolving conflicting priorities and other team conflicts as required

Identify resourcing and performance issues within project team, taking corrective action when necessary

Represent the company in communication/negotiation with various third-party stakeholders (e.g. clients, contractors, landowners, regulators)

Represent the project to internal stakeholders, acting as the liaison between project management, functional managers and corporate support groups

Communicate project status and information to management

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Project Management or Construction Management

15+ years progressive experience in relevant roles

10+ years of project management and execution experience

Proven track record of successfully managing projects on time and on budget

Experience in the leadership of large linear, multi- jurisdictional projects, preferably pipeline, or in other industries such as energy infrastructure (oil & gas, power), transportation and transmission

Commercial and business acumen as it relates to the budgeting, scheduling and forecasting of projects

Demonstrated ability to form effective business relationships with third party engineering, key suppliers, and construction companies

This position requires candidates to travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home.

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Job Categories: Transportation. Job Types: Contract. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000 and 60,000 - 80,000.

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