Project Director

Posting date : 18/06/2024

Requisition ID : 27717


You will join the The Business Line Infrastructure of Tractebel.

As Project Director, you will be responsible for the management and implementation of Project Management Consultancy services of new build Large Infrastructures such as Data Center or other large multi-technics projects.

The role of the Project Director consists in the global project management on behalf of the Client of the project execution, including the organization of the staff, the elaboration of project procedures and processes, as per Tractebel and Client standards/tools, the Procurement of Packages to Specialized Contractors (SPCs), the Project Controls, the Commercial and Contract Management, the Construction Management, the QAQC, the Commissioning and Hand-over.

More specifically the Project Director has the following tasks and responsibilities :


  • Manage the PMC project team (approx. 40 persons), organize their works, meet them in groups or individually to ensure performance and well-being of the staff;
  • Organize presence of staff on site, back-ups, rotation during holiday period, or week-end/night works;
  • Manage the contact and interactions with the Client, and external stakeholders, formally (official meeting, correspondence) and informally (building relationships and interpersonal trust);
  • Report any major difficulties, concerns, risk to Tractebel Project Director / Project Sponsor, with anticipation;
  • Prepare the Project Execution Plan and others project supporting documents;  
  • Deliver the PMC services at the client satisfaction, together with the PMC team and the different project Key-persons, including but not limited to :
    • Project Controls : build-up the tools and monitor the schedule and cost progress as per Client’s requirement, including critical assessment of SPCs reporting and identification of any deviation/risk anticipatively;
    • Contract and Commercial Management : manage the different SPCs contract, manage the Change (requested by Client or by SPCs), keep records of changes, manage up-to-date financial reporting (earned value, invoiced amounts, etc.);
    • Risk Management ;
    • Construction Management : coordinate the works of the contractors on site, ensure optimized sequence of works, provide Work authorizations,
    • QAQC Management : including Factory Acceptance Test, quality control on site and hand-over to commissioning;
    • HSE Management : including design safety compliance (conformity and records of all law, regulation, standards to be complied with, at SPC level or at project level), Safety on site including Safety supervision and processes, compliance with Social Laws, etc.
  • Ensure good communication in the project: with the client, team members, vendors/partners, external stakeholders;
  • Monitor and ensure the satisfaction of the client and the Tractebel performance on the project (externally and internally);


  • Master in Engineering or equivalent;
  • Minimum 20 years of professional seniority;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a Project Manager position on large Infrastructure Construction projects, preferably on multi-contractors project;
  • Experience on Data Center projects or similar large Infrastructure ;
  • Knowledge in procurement, construction, contract management, and multidisciplinary project are strong assets;
  • You think outside the box and dare to challenge the status quo;
  • Good people management skills; 
  • Good customer handling and communication skills;
  • Experience in an international environment is a strong asset;
  • Excellent English and French language skills;
  • Stress resistant, results-focused, determined, decisive, well-organized;
  • Ready to work on Construction Site Office in Saint-Ghislain

Our offer

  • An attractive compensation package with fringe benefits such as a company car with fuel card, meal vouchers, hospitalization insurance, annual bonus, internet reimbursement and much more.
  • An interesting and varied job in an international environment with a good work/life balance.
  • A stable work environment where professional growth and development are stimulated (via the Tractebel School and the ENGIE University).
  • A permanent contract to ensure the roles offered are in accordance with your skills, interests, career goals and lifestyle.



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