Linde Engineering North America Inc

Project Director

# of Openings
Project Management


The Project Director functions as highest level of Project Management Department and reports to the Director of Project Management. They are responsible for managing large, complex and/or high-priority projects, typically up to $500 million in revenue capability, that require considerable organizational resources and high levels of functional integration. Applies extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the organization work processes, business practices and the roles and functions of assigned project team members to plan, organize, direct and control all activities on assigned project(s).


                                             The Project Director shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Works closely and effectively with customers, vendors, and subcontractors. Ensures adherence to quality and safety standards.
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding as-sold financial objectives, timely delivery and achieving a high degree of customer satisfaction. Performs work and makes most project related decisions independently. Displays sound judgment concerning the need to consult with management and other experts concerning unique problems.
  • Organizes the project team and, with the department managers, arranges for the selection of the lead project team members, as necessary, for adequate staffing and support facilities in accordance with the project scope and budget.
  • Participates in the internal kick-off meeting with key team members.
  • Supervises and directs project related activities of the project team members within scope, schedule and cost guidelines. Promotes cost & schedule awareness among team members.
  • Advises project team members of the scope and any special requirements of the project, and assures that information required from the client is made available to the project team members. Ensures that the requirements of any confidentiality agreements are strictly observed and that the client and licensor data is kept confidential, as required.
  • Administers project changes and negotiates them with the client, where applicable. Assures preparation of all budgets and schedules for the project and approves the same and obtains approval of the necessary department managers through the assigned lead project team members and advises these personnel of budget and schedule requirements.
  • Participates in periodic review and updating of the risk management checklist throughout the project.
  • Functions as the organization’s primary contact with the client in matters pertaining to project execution and keeps the senior management advised of client concerns and relations.
  • Monitors performance of the project team against the established scope, schedules and budgets. Reports significant actual or anticipated delays, non-standard performance or unusual problems to the Vice President of Project Execution and Engineering or Director of Project Management as well as the involved project team members and their respective department manager(s). Initiates and monitors corrective action on these issues.
  • Participates in subcontract negotiations and approves awards, following established practices.
  • Advises the administration, legal, insurance, tax, and accounting departments of the project requirements.
  • Approves monthly progress reports, critically reviewing input from others.
  • Manages cash flow on assigned project (s). Establishes the basic billing practice and assures that invoices are issued to the client on time. Expedites and tracks receipt of payments. Approves all vendor/subcontractor invoices for payment.
  • Participates in the preparation and review of cost forecasts and other project control reviews with the appropriate project team members.
  • Reviews and approves bid tabulations prior to purchase order award.
  • Assures that lessons learned from previous projects are communicated in a timely fashion for implementation on the project and assures the capturing of lessons learned for the present project.
  • Obtains client feedback via the client survey form.
  • Provides input on performance evaluations of the Project Execution and other Team members, as required.
  • Organizes a kick-off meeting with key team members and the client, as necessary.
  • Makes periodic visits to the jobsite to review construction and start-up progress, where applicable.
  • Learn and abide by the Linde Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all communications, actions and decisions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, advanced degree preferred.
  • 20 years Engineering experience required; minimum 5 years Senior Project Management level experience in EPC environment
  • Possesses a general understanding of contract administration, business principals and business law.
  • Possesses a broad understanding of each engineering discipline.
  • Effective management and leadership skills.
  • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software, Lotus Notes, and other Company and discipline specific software applications.
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with management, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Has a record of success and has demonstrated his/her capability to control and direct multiple projects, managing both size and complexity. Influences project management processes, procedures and methodologies within and is known and respected throughout the company. Acts as a mentor to less experienced PMs. Must be able to deal with a variety of domestic and foreign clients
  • Is familiar with and uses the organization work instructions, corporate policies and the project management department procedures and practices as a required guide in performing the assigned duties.


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