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Project Director, Construction

Edmonton, AB

Building on our past. Ready for the future

Worley is a global professional services company of energy, chemicals and resources experts headquartered in Australia.?

Right now, we’re bridging two worlds as we accelerate to more sustainable energy sources, while helping our customers provide the energy, chemicals and resources that society needs now.

We partner with our customers to deliver projects and create value over the life of their portfolio of assets. We solve complex problems by finding integrated data-centric solutions from the first stages of consulting and engineering to installation and commissioning, to the last stages of decommissioning and remediation. Join us and help drive innovation and sustainability in our projects.

Worley Canada Construction is seeking a Project Director to support industrial construction projects in Western Canada.

The Project Director will provide direction and project management to ensure project completion in accordance with contractual obligations. They define project goals and devise methods to accomplish them; develop in-depth knowledge of customer objectives, contract terms, and corporate policies. The Project Director also plans, organizes, manages, and controls projects with the established policies, procedures, systems, and requirements approved by the Worley.

Our Project Directors typically manage a single large or mega project or multiple, complex projects/programs with some high risk elements. A broad knowledge of business operations, construction and the ability to implement and sometimes lead organizational change effectively within project scope is imperative.


  • Leads large cross‐functional internal and external project teams and potentially subcontractors or other PMs.
  • Oversees, motivates and monitors the performance of the team, ensuring quality and timeliness of assignments and roles, and addresses any performance gaps.
  • Create strong collaborative team environment by establishing common vision, setting clear expectations and accountability
  • Provides leadership to third‐party team members
  • Demonstrated capability of overseeing large‐scale projects with responsibility for the full performance of the project (planning, directing, supervising and controlling all technical, fiscal and administrative functions)
  • Capability to manage mixed contracting strategy such as Unit Price, Lump Sum and Reimbursable.
  • Experience with managing complex scope changes
  • Manages projects and monitors progress in an ordered, accurate way, provides accurate and timely information
  • Has coordinated the preparation of an integrated set of project execution plans for large/mega projects or complex projects (i.e., engineering, HSE, Quality, procurement, project controls, estimating, construction, etc.)
  • Manages execution, coordination, and implements regular reviews/controls to track project progress.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Project Control Reports, identifies problem areas and implements recovery plans.
  • Interprets and understands all of the key elements of the project schedule to identify adverse trends and take corrective action.
  • Applies forward planning with schedule to resource the project appropriately.
  • Has successfully managed the application of appropriate coordination, reviews and follow ups across the project.


  • 20+ years’ experience, typically 15+ years of relevant supervisory, project management and/or technical experience within Construction/Oil and Gas industry
  • University Degree, or equivalent, in related field or applicable discipline, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Certified Program Management Professional by a globally recognized project management organization (IPMA, APM, PMI, AIPM) is an asset

What we offer you

Providing an agile culture and challenging work opportunities results in a positive work environment. Our people enjoy competitive compensation packages and a fun, personal, collaborative and safe working environment. We value equal employment opportunity and are committed to promoting fairness, equality and diversity.

If you have the passion and talent to keep up, it's time to test the limits of what you can become. Find your future with Worley.

Moving forward together

We want our people to be energized and empowered to drive sustainable impact. So, our focus is on a values-inspired culture that unlocks brilliance through belonging, connection and innovation.

We’re building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. Creating a space where everyone feels they belong, can be themselves, and are heard.

And we're not just talking about it; we're doing it. We're reskilling our people, leveraging transferable skills, and supporting the transition of our workforce to become experts in today's low carbon energy infrastructure and technology.

Whatever your ambition, there’s a path for you here. And there’s no barrier to your potential career success. Join us to broaden your horizons, explore diverse opportunities, and be part of delivering sustainable change.



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Project Management



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Job Posting

Jan 16, 2024

Unposting Date

Feb 16, 2024

Reporting Manager Title

Vice President, Operations

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