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Location: London, England, United Kingdom 
Requisition ID: 31311 


Schindler stands for mobility. Mobility needs experts.
Join our team in London.


Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators, and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries.


Schindler Ltd (UK) was established in 1960. We believe that excellence in safety, quality and customer service is key to our long term success. We provide safe and reliable lift, escalator and related products whilst putting the customer at the heart of everything we do.


Project Director

Mobility is the objective

Responsible for the delivery of a large project achieving the agreed objectives on time and within budget in a safe and controlled environment. Plan, monitor and coordinate all technical aspects throughout each phase of the project.


  • Assure effective management of the project, including smooth and timely communication with all parties involved, in particular with the customer
  • Manage project related tasks to achieve the project objectives on time and within the cost target by strictly enforcing quality, safety, and customer satisfaction throughout the entire project duration.
  • Management of lift and escalator activities and documentation complying with Health & Safety legislation, company and industry safety standards
  • Leadership and vision to promote and implement safe systems of work  
  • Review the contract specification for the project and coordinate with order processing and engineering
  • Provide technical support to sales and engineering
  • Regular attendance at meetings with customers
  • Effective communication with senior site management, designers, consultants, architects and local authorities on all matters pertaining to the project
  • Technical review & vetting of subcontract packages, materials and services
  • Inspect and review off site activities and the manufacturing process and reporting on progress
  • Management and delivery of Quality Assurance processes and compliance
  • Track progress and manage resource planning and key activities
  • Monthly financial reporting and forecasting of labour and cost budgeting 
  • All employees are required to work in accordance with established Company Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current UK legal requirements and Schindler Group safety requirements.
  • Employees must comply with Company Health & Safety requirements and set a personal example of safe behaviour at all times.

  • Employees will be required to contribute to the Company safety objectives, where necessary by maintaining/monitoring current safety systems under their direct control and implementing agreed changes (where applicable) to Schindler Ltd occupational health and safety management system.

Mobility needs you
  • Significant experience in construction, installation and financial project controlling in elevator and escalator or construction industries

  • Degree educated in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics field.

  • Ability to chair and effectively steer large meetings

  • Ability to manage a team and to work within a team framework

  • Good communication skills – articulate and a good presenter

  • Ability to swiftly appraise all types of information for completeness

  • Reasoning and problem-solving skills – with ability to think laterally

  • Thorough knowledge of design and construction processes

  • Management/Supervision, commercial, technical and installation background with ability to translate specification & construction issues into workable solutions

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