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Associate Director - Project Management

Aldwych Consulting
Scotland, Edinburgh
£65000 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

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Associate Director - Project Management
Construction Consultancy
Edinburgh or Glasgow

A fantastic construction consultancy firm is looking to recruit a high calibre Associate Director for its Project Management Team in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The successful candidate will join a highly successful and established team of project and programme management practitioners based across Scotland.
You will play a lead role within the team, working collaboratively with your colleagues to deliver high quality projects and technical excellence for clients across our key market sectors.

You will demonstrate a proven track record in leading and delivering effective and efficient project management services to clients. You will show a commitment to continuous improvement through learning and development and develop new business opportunities as you broaden your experience and deepen your client understanding. You will be eager to contribute, working collaboratively with our sector and service leadership whilst also able to own and drive initiatives that develop our business and achieve our strategic objectives.

Key Attributes:

  • A highly motivated and collaborative Project Management Practitioner experienced in delivering best practice Project Management methodology on larger and more complex projects.
  • Recent Client facing Project Management consultancy experience within the Development, Commercial Property or Public sectors is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to proactively lead multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Recent experience acting in an NEC Project Manager role essential.
  • The ability to articulate construction industry knowledge and technical excellence to Clients and colleagues.
  • A keen desire to proactively lead and develop Client relationships and accounts.


  • Lead the management and execution of construction projects through the whole project life cycle, utilising best practice methodology.
  • Establish and build positive and collaborative relationships with all project stakeholders
  • Act as lead Client interface in providing service delivery, demonstrating your role as a key stakeholder, account lead and first point of contact.
  • Responsibility for the commercial success of projects placed under your control, including the effective and efficient management of project accounts, governance, and resource requirements.
  • Ensuring service delivery compliance
  • Line management responsibility within the team managing workload whilst providing guidance, leadership, and technical expertise to your reports.
  • Act as a mentor and coordinate and support the development activities of junior team members.
  • Work with regional and UK sector and account leads to drive the development of new business opportunities in line with business strategy whilst optimising market opportunities for new or repeat business.
  • Lead the preparation of fee proposals and bid submissions.
  • Lead large scale, complex projects from inception to completion with minimal support from senior colleagues.
  • Have an up-to-date and developing knowledge of legal and technical matters relevant to the work you do, and the law of the region or country in which you practise.
  • Applying the fundamentals of quality assurance and environmental management in compliance with the organisation's Policies.
  • Developing your understanding of the organisation's Policy and arrangements for managing your own personal safety while at work.
  • Consciously monitoring how you interact with others, in accordance with the organisation's values.


  • Degree qualification (or equivalent) in a construction related discipline.
  • A professional member of a recognised professional institution (MRICS, MAPM or equivalent).
  • A positive, collaborative, and innovative approach able to work on your own initiative.
  • Effective leadership of project management services in a Client facing role.
  • Experience of building positive Client relationships and business networks.
  • Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams & delivering successful projects through a recognised project management methodology.
  • Sound technical project management knowledge demonstrating established experience and aptitude.
  • Experience of administering standard UK building contracts (NEC and JCT forms) and ability to advise on appropriate procurement routes.
  • Effective review of contracts documents including familiarity with contractual obligations, breaches, and remedies.
  • Thorough understanding of Health & Safety and Environmental legislation relevant to the UK construction industry.
  • Committed to ongoing personal development.
  • A valid UK driving licence.

Aldwych Consulting values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


Aldwych Consulting deliver on Recruitment Solutions within the Private Consultancy sectors in the UK and internationally,  
We have an exceptional track record of helping clients and candidates by working collaboratively and investing expertise in the industry to make outstanding introductions.

With over seventeen years industry experience and a team of specialist consultants, Aldwych Consulting are the recruiter of choice whether you are an employer or a job seeker. 

We have a first class reputation with clients from boutique consultancies though to global international firms. 

Our areas of specialism include:

– Cost Management  / Quantity Surveying
– Project Management
– Building Surveying

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63/66 Hatton Garden
United Kingdom

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