Project Director


Manchester Based

Calling all Chartered Directors/ Project Directors with Leisure experience (Arenas, Event spaces and large Hospitality etc.) that are looking to help shape a fast growing team.

Motion Projects are construction Project Managers & Employers Agents. We specialise in highly operational areas which include Entertainment Districts, Arenas, Music Venues & Theatres, which can be some of the most challenging projects within the UK.

The Role

Prior Chartered Director/ Project Director level experience is a must. Previous experience needs to be in a similar field to our work, especially focusing on complex masterplans.
You will hold the key to helping clients achieve their vision, being responsible for leading and managing projects while ensuring they’re on time and within budget.


What we're looking for

Our new Director/ Project Director must be ready to lead a team of Project Managers on some interesting yet challenging projects.

We work with the best operators in the world who strive for excellence & we need to find the people that can help lead them. We’re ambitious, enthusiastic & dynamic, and are looking to add an experienced Project Director to lead a team that our clients can rely on.

Our core value is ‘people first’ we will invest in you, and your team, for the long term. We want you to grow to your full potential.

Key Responsibilities

  • A leader within industry & accountability for project success
  • Strong stakeholder management at all senior levels & ability to create long lasting
    relationships with clients
  • A personal network of consultants, contractors & clients that you can rely on
  • Ability to think strategically & advise client on complicated issues
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Resolving challenging issues & understanding project challenges
  • Leading a team of varying levels
  • Running projects and being the centre point to have oversight of all projects
  • Complex mapping project requirements, delivery timelines and costs
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Developing detailed project plans & business cases to guide clients through projects
  • Monitoring complex project performance to ensure timely delivery, including complex project status reports to clients, management and all other relevant stakeholders
  • Developing and maintaining excellent leadership and communication skills, effectively building the relationship with the client and contractors at all times
  • Manage all relevant budgets, monitoring expenditure and costs, advising the client and internal stakeholders of any deviation
  • Travel to client sites where applicable

Essential Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience at Director / Project Director level
  •  Have thorough knowledge of the RIBA Stages & deep understanding of JCT Design & Build
  • Detailed understanding of Project Management processes RICS/APM/CIOB
  • Highly organised and a forward thinker
  • Detailed writer & reader
  • Excellent grasp of the English language
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel etc) • Microsoft Project (or similar)


  • Fantastic city centre (Spinningfields) office
  • Generous salary and bonus
  • Phone allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Assistant with APC/RICS
  • 25 days annual leave per annum (excluding bank holidays & birthday!)
  • Flexible Working
  • Health Care Insurance

Fun Bits

  • Free all day friendly Barista (unlimited coffee)
  • Unlimited beer (& alcohol free) tap at the office (within reason!)
  • Birthday-day-off
  • Dog friendly office
  • Lots of varied team events
  • Potential to bag yourself sold out gig/sport/theatre tickets!
  • Charity Days
  • Stock Option Potential

Join the team

Apply now