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Project Director - Factory Constructions

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline: 18.02.2018

Become part of Hempel’s Group Technology & Engineering team

Job profile:
As Project Director you will be responsible for new factory construction projects and major expansion projects in Europe, Middle East and Americas. You will be manager for Group Technology & Engineering project members located in Europe and the Middle East.

In addition to this, you will secure progress by coordinating contractual and technical tasks within the project between Hempel, consulting engineers, contractors, etc. Finally you will participate in our constant challenge to improve project execution quality by participating in development and implementation of standards and guidelines for design, contracting and construction.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all factory projects in the EMEA area
  • Prepare for and conduct internal steering committee meetings
  • Lead the selection and contractual negotiations with engineering consultants, main contractors and equipment suppliers while using Hempel standard contracts.
  • In collaboration with the project manager you facilitate execution coordination with internal and external stakeholders during the full duration of the project.
  • Monitor progress and implement corrective actions to secure timely completion of the project.
  • Monitor project cost and secure updated cost forecast in cooperation with the group project controller.
  • In collaboration with the project manager, colleagues, consultants, contractors and suppliers secure full commissioning of the project and proper handover to the end user.
  • Ensure projects are executed in full compliance with all local laws and regulations, and in full compliance with Hempel internal guidelines such as our Code of Conduct
  • Conduct all HR related tasks for direct reports.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Civil (or mechanical) engineer
  • Minimum 10 years experience with construction projects in Europe, Middle East or Americas as project director, project manager, contract manager or similar
  • Experience with complex technical installations – e.g. HVAC, exhaust systems. electrical power distribution, etc – not only concrete and steel.
  • Minimum 3 years experience working on projects in the Middle East
  • Experience with all aspects of contract management (negotiation of scope, price and terms) and the following execution by contractors and suppliers.
  • Fluent in English in reading and writing including contract writing and negotiation
  • Strong stakeholder management skills

What we offer:
In Hempel we offer a variety of global career possibilities and many cross functional and cross cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development.


To apply for this position, please submit your application letter with CV in English.