​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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​Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is located on the southern shore of the First of Forth. As of mid 2016, the estimated population of Edinburgh was 488,050. Edinburgh has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

St James

Due to open in October 2020, work has restarted on the £1 billion Edinburgh St James development which spans across 1.7 million square ft and will replace the former St James Centre. This will help Edinburgh become a prime shopping destination.

West Princes Street Gardens

West Princes Street Gardens is ready for a £25m upgrade. This will mean that the 1935 Ross Bandstand and will also include a new path network, making the most of the green space.

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