​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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​Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, which in 2020 had an estimated population of 635,640. Glasgow is the 4th largest city in the United Kingdom and the 27th largest city in Europe by population. Glasgow is recorded as the fifth most visited city in the United Kingdom and covers an area of 68 square miles. Glasgow has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

£400million City Deal regeneration projects

As part of this huge regeneration scheme, listed are some of the key projects and areas of focus, including regeneration work in the city centre; Sighthill and the canal area; in Collegelands, Calton and the Barras; on the Clyde waterfront and the West End; supporting growing businesses; and the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership activities across the city.  

Barclays Glasgow Campus

This major riverside development, on the south bank of the Clyde, will be home to the banking giant's new Northern European hub, leading to the creation of around 2,500 jobs. Included in this huge project will be 300 residential apartments, with a roof terrace and commercial units.

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