Project/ Operations Director

Last Updated: 30th September 2017 (over 5 years ago)

United Kingdom


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Age Range
45 to 54

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An innovative, flexible and autonomous Project/ Operations Director with extensive experience across a range of technical operations within the oil and gas, utilities, construction and building services industries. An inspirational leader, adept at managing and developing large and diverse teams, committed to the full delivery of objectives through a methodical and tenacious approach. Leads by example to ensure a positive and motivated workforce, inspiring respect from team members and management. Possesses a logical and analytical approach to solving complex problems and formulating innovative solutions to achieve commercial goals.

 Operations Director with a strong track record of transforming under performing teams
 Reputation for achieving project success through the proactive management of all stakeholder groups
 Identifies and initiates process efficiencies adopted as the standard for all projects within an organisation

Currently seeking a challenging Project Director/ Operations Director position with a dynamic and results-driven company dedicated to surpassing client expectations.


Project Management Institute
Project Management Professional (PMP)

   Jun 2010

The Open University
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

   Oct 2006
— Jul 2010

Aberdeen University
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

   Sep 1993
— Jul 1997

Upper Second Class Honours awarded


Port of Dover
Head of Engineering Services

   Sep 2015
— Current

Accountable for the management of the engineering maintenance and project delivery department for the one of the busiest Ro-Ro ports. Managing a headcount of around 60 staff and a budgetary responsibility of £14M operational costs to deliver 24 hour technical engineering support to the operation of the Port.


   Feb 2014
— Sep 2015

Own company doing contract works managing contractual issues for clients.

Al Saraf Company
Project/ Operations Director

   Aug 2010
— Jan 2014

Project / Operations Director responsible for managing business development and current projects in Iraq within the government, military, power and oil sectors for a large construction company, with a turnover in excess of £180 million. Identified new business opportunities and developed business plans, tenders and specification documents. Operated as technical resource on project issues and other technical issues for the company. Managed project tender and operational budgets, material costs, profit margins and returns on investment. Additional duties and achievements as Project / Operations Director included:
• Personally directed company into new business opportunities work over £400 million
• Developed / implemented strategy in line with company expectations and business development initiatives
• Created company standards and operating procedures to increase consistency and efficiency of company performance, ranging from front-line operations and construction activities to procurement, supply and logistics support functions
• Managed all aspects of the contract process, leading in-house and contract teams to successfully meet project completion within schedule, budget.
• Actively managed claims and counter claims within contracts for company ensuring outcomes were in agreement with company owner's expectations
• Managed tender and contractual process with subcontractors ensuring fit