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Regional Director - Project Management

  • Job reference: R-024219
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Cardiff
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Faithful+Gould is looking for an ambitious Regional Director – Project Management to join our highly successful team in the Cardiff office to help deliver the business plan and take the office into its next period of sustained growth.
Based in Cardiff and reporting to the Director responsible for the office, you will help set the agenda and the business plan for the office and in the stewardship of its delivery.  This will involve managing and planning resources, leading innovation, setting quality and fostering a collaborative, professional and positive working environment. This role will also involve significant local business development activity and inter-action with other offices in the region.

Our projects range in value from £0.5m to £20m+ and are with a variety of high-profile clients giving our RD a diverse and exciting workload. We run both highways/infrastructure and property teams within Cardiff and are particularly looking for someone to grow our involvement in property: both public sector and commercial. The project management team also encompasses health and safety consultancy and strategic asset management: whilst expertise in these areas is not mandatory a working knowledge is desirable.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to work in a growing, collaborative and sociable office and make an impact. In return, we will reward you with a competitive remuneration package and provide the necessary support to take your career to the next level.


Technical skills:

  • Expert understanding and ability to advise clients' knowledgably of the component parts of a project and overall project management techniques.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the wider Faithful+Gould business outside your own role, and detailed knowledge of the national service/sector you support and being recognised as an expert in this field both internally and externally.
  • Ability to prepare and critically review written communications to a high standard.
  • Complete familiarity and effective use of the organisations (company) Policies, systems and processes.
  • Confident use of Microsoft Office and other role related software packages
  • Undertake aspects of operational management, including resources and workload planning, financial performance, quality assurance and business development.
  • Support to the office Director in defining the business plan for the office in line with the overall business objectives and manage the delivery of the plan, be accountable for aspects of the plan achievement.
  • Set and maintain service quality standards and culture of continuous improvement and constructive expertise
  • Be responsible for account management and customer care for office clients
  • Liaise with marketing to ensure highest quality marketing and promotional materials.
  • Influencing and assisting in strategic decision-making within the Cardiff office as required and balancing of resources with workload.
  • Collaboration with other offices, service streams, sectors and the wider Atkins business to provide combined and innovative solutions improving our competitive advantage
  • Liaising with graduate recruitment, APC programmes, and staff development.


  • Ability to win repeat work but also to develop relationships with new clients to successfully achieve new business.
  • Appreciation of client's business drivers and commercial interests.
  • Possess confident business development skills, understanding of the external market and forward workload in your region and national sector/service.
  • Possess a network of contacts and build up a number of key relationships across a range of sectors.
  • Membership of a national team/forum to promote Faithful+Gould's reputation and knowledge, and visible internal personal profile.


  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively financially manage a team delivering a number of projects.
  • Knowledge of the financial management system for projects and a track record in delivering regular, consistent successful results.
  • In-depth understanding of Faithful+Gould business strategy, the wider organisation; and of market competition.


  • Effective management of team and support of team dynamic.
  • Planning for team growth including recruitment and support of staff mobility
  • Ability to effectively and collaboratively resource projects.
  • Managing, coaching and leading high performing team(s) including confidently dealing with performance related issues.
  • Established, quality working relationships with clients and colleagues.


You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. 
Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We provide a structured training scheme and endorse Continuous Professional Development Activities. 

Rewards and Benefits: 

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. 
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: 

Security Clearance: 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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