​What is a Project Executive?

A Project Executive ultimate responsibility for a project and owns the business case for throughout the life of the project. Project Executives are typically responsible for developing a strategic program and project goals and objectives, and monitoring overall performance of the project.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Project Executive?

From employer to employer the job description of a Project Executive will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Oversee the development of the Project Brief and Business Case

  • Authorise expenditure levels, set stage tolerances and ensure funding for agreed expenditure is available

  • Manage proposed changes to cost or timescale beyond tolerance levels and all proposed changes to scope

  • Ensure Risks and Issues are being tracked and mitigated or resolved

  • Liaise with Programme or Corporate Management on progress

  • Organise and chair meetings of the Project Board

Skills required to be a successful Project Executive

To be successful as a Project Executive, the below skills are important;

  • Collaboration

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Time management

  • Leadership

  • Organization

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

How can we help with your Project Executive job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Project Executives across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Project Executives and secure the market's leading Project Executive opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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If you are looking for a new Project Executive opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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