Project Director-Marine works - Expatriate


Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen is seeking a highly experienced Project Director for the reconstruction of a large African port. Our client is a prominent civil construction group in Nigeria.  


    The Project Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of this significant project, from planning to execution, ensuring adherence to quality standards, safety regulations, and environmental compliance. This role requires strong leadership, project management skills, and expertise in marine engineering and port development.

    1. Strategic Planning and Execution:

       - Develop and implement comprehensive project plans for the reconstruction of the African port, encompassing scope, schedule, budget, and resource allocation.

       - Oversee the execution of all project phases, including feasibility studies, design development, procurement, construction, and commissioning.

       - Ensure alignment of project objectives with the strategic goals of the organization and the broader economic development objectives of the region.


    2. Stakeholder Engagement and Management:

       - Serve as the primary liaison with government agencies, local authorities, community leaders, and other stakeholders involved in the port reconstruction project.

       - Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, addressing concerns, resolving conflicts, and fostering collaboration and support for the project.

       - Communicate project updates, milestones, and deliverables to stakeholders in a transparent and timely manner.


    3. Team Leadership and Management:

       - Lead and motivate a multidisciplinary project team, including engineers, architects, contractors, and consultants, providing guidance, support, and direction throughout the project lifecycle.

       - Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promoting teamwork, innovation, and continuous improvement.

       - Conduct regular performance evaluations, coaching sessions, and professional development opportunities for team members to ensure high performance and accountability.


    4. Financial Oversight and Risk Management:

       - Manage project budgets, forecasts, and expenditures, ensuring cost control and financial viability throughout the project lifecycle.

       - Identify and mitigate project risks and uncertainties, developing risk management strategies to minimize potential impacts on project delivery.

       - Monitor project financial performance, prepare financial reports, and provide accurate and timely updates to senior management and stakeholders.


    5. Quality Assurance and Compliance:

       - Implement and enforce quality assurance processes and standards to ensure the successful delivery of a high-quality port facility that meets international standards and specifications.

       - Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, permits, codes, and industry standards governing port construction and maritime infrastructure.

       - Conduct regular inspections and audits to verify compliance with project requirements and contractual obligations.

Desired Skills and Experience

    - Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Marine Engineering, or a related field.

    - Proven experience (minimum 15 years) in senior leadership roles overseeing large-scale marine construction or port development projects, particularly in the African context.

    - Strong technical expertise in marine engineering, port infrastructure, coastal engineering, and maritime operations.

    - Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.

    - Demonstrated track record of successfully managing complex projects within budget and schedule constraints in challenging environments.

    - Proficiency in project management software (e.g., Primavera P6, Microsoft Project) and Microsoft Office Suite.

    - Professional Engineer (PE) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.

    - Knowledge of African regulatory frameworks, environmental regulations, and international standards for port development and maritime operations.

We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.


Construction & Real Estate

Job Seniority


Job Category

Project Management

Employment Type

Full time


10 - 15 years


Civil Engineering, Project Management

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