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Director of Projects

Waynesboro, GA 30830

Post Date: 08/04/2017 Job ID: 933 Company: Williams Industrial Services

Director of Projects

Williams Industrial Services

Summary: Responsible for building, developing and managing the operations for the Division for multiple projects at single or multiple sites, processes and procedures to support strategic direction for the projects.  This position is responsible for a combination of complex projects of substantial volume, P & L within projects, sales growth within a project (“ up-sales”), and establishes operation initiatives for improvement in safety, quality, cost, delivery and employee relations.  This position will interact externally with customers, and manage several complex projects simultaneously. 

Position Scope: Director of Projects status based on indicators described below:

Key Financial Indicator:  Manage multiple clients and/or multiple projects simultaneously with single projects up to $50M and portfolio of projects in the range of $150- $160M

Key Supervisory Indicator:  This position provides direction and oversight to senior managers and managers such as: Project Directors, Project Managers, Site Managers and Project Control Managers.  May also have dotted-line authority for QA/QC Managers and Safety Managers.

Key Client Indicator: Acts as primary liaison and point of contact with client senior managers and executives.


Essential Functions:
  • Provide direct leadership to designated site and/or project management, including coaching and mentoring employees to achieve a high level of performance.
  • Responsible for safe work practices and implementing company safety programs throughout the area of responsibility.
  • Directly responsible to oversee multiple projects to ensure project is implemented in manner to maximize achievement of project objectives (e.g., quality, cost, schedule). 
  • Provide direct leadership to site management, including, managing, coaching and mentoring employees to achieve a high level of employee performance.  Review and develop employee performance goals and objectives. 
  • Authorize/approve all project personnel transactions (hiring, transfers, wages, etc.) purchase requisitions change, request, etc.
  • Increase Williams’’ service volume within customer base.
  • Ensure senior Williams management is proactively kept abreast of potential problems, work interference, schedule difficulties, employee issues and/or customer issues.
  • Act as the point of escalation for complex problems, both of a technical and non-technical nature, assisting in the assessment of root cause and the resolution of problems. Oversee preparation and resolution of claims. Assume a lead role in jurisdictional disputes, union grievances and/or labor litigations as required.
  • Actively participate in Internal Project Reviews; review typically will cover compliance with design requirements, schedules, and budgets with particular attention to the costing relating to self-performed work.
  • Implement Project Management Methodology to measure and report on contract issues, crew productivity versus bids, schedule and quality compliance, and for managing job progress for lump sum, hour or unit price work.  This includes determining, identifying and correcting problem areas on loss or low profit jobs. 
  • Maintain relations with local unions regarding hiring, terminations and early stage grievance resolution on projects.
  • Ability to physically climb stairs, balance on scaffolding, access small, confined spaces and work in excessive heat and/or cold environments due to site visits.
  • Ability to travel.


Supervisory Responsibility: Yes


Technical Skills:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications is a must, including the ability to manage a budget and work with spreadsheets, basic PowerPoint creation/navigation and familiarity with Word.
  • Ability to read and translate blueprints.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and make decisions.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to prepare, write and analyze reports.
  • Advanced knowledge of the construction industry and company operations required.
  • Experience delivering superior safety performance culture; including experience in employing, developing, training and empowering a team that performs to the highest standards and maintains safety as an uncompromising value.

Behavioral Skills:
  • Demonstrate a motivation to provide fast, accurate and complete customer service at all times to all employees and management.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle varying tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive material.
  • Ability to apply organizational skills when given a project; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to motivate individuals to accomplish goals.
  • Use resources effectively to generate solutions; take initiative when resolving problems.

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to type on a keyboard.
  • Ability to converse over a telephone.
  • Ability to work in office and perform in corporate environment.
  • Ability to physically climb stairs, balance on scaffolding, access small, confined spaces and work in excessive heat and/or cold environments due to site visits.
  • Ability to travel.

Education:  Bachelor’ s degree in Engineering or Operations Management required; equivalent experience considered at the discretion of management.

Experience:   Ten years plus years experience in the construction/maintenance/project services industry servicing customers in the Power Generation industry. Seven to ten plus years nuclear experience is a plus; Fossil and/Hydro & Alternative Fuels experience is a plus, but not required.

Special Requirements: 
  • Must be able to be badged at U.S. commercial nuclear power plants.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of Global Power and subsidiaries are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

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