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Project Director (Mission Critical)

Haydon Main Office, 4640 E Cotton Gin Loop, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America Req #189
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Haydon is a family-owned business established in 1991 on a foundation of grit and long-lasting relationships. The company serves a wide scale of markets with its all-in-one construction solutions including:  Building (Commercial), Heavy Civil, Pre-Construction, Landscape and Building Information Modeling. Haydon’s unique full-service structure for all major scopes of work enables clients to receive detailed expertise during pre-construction, minimized schedule risk during construction and the best overall value on projects. With its full-service landscaping division, Earthscapes, and its H3D Solutions modeling and design subsidiaries, Haydon offers a full suite of premier modern construction solutions. Whether it’s the roads we drive on or the buildings we work, shop, learn, play and receive care in, Haydon is the one contractor that serves the entire spectrum of the construction industry – and it does so with heart. The company employs quality, passionate people, innovative technology, an open mind and a can-do attitude to construct projects that serve our entire community. For more information, please visit haydonbc.com.


The Project Director has direct responsibility for project oversight and performance including the performance and growth of the project team.  This position reports directly to the Director of Operations for the Building Group and is expected to ensure success of projects in terms of Client satisfaction, project management, financial performance, safety performance, quality, and employee engagement and development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible to work with the Preconstruction and Business Development teams to secure future work and plan for company growth.
  • Responsible to own client relationships, ensuring that Haydon is in front of projects before they come out.
  • Owns the pursuit process, working with business development, marketing, and preconstruction team.
  • Works with Preconstruction and Operations Team during the preconstruction phase to develop project specific schedule, general conditions, required estimates and site logistics plans. Additionally, provides input on the desired means and methods and constructability reviews involving project team (PM, Superintendent) as needed.  
  • Oversees the transition from Preconstruction to Operations to ensure the project team executes based on the plan developed in Preconstruction.
  • Strong sense of urgency for internal business dealing as well as external / customer focused.
  • Project Director should lead client relationships and should “Own” specific clients.
  • Performs detailed monthly project reviews with project managers to ensure accurate financial projections and planning along with project schedule status, critical path activities and key milestones.  This should be done in preparation for monthly meetings with the Operations Director and Exec Director.  
  • Supports business development activities by maintaining and owning close relationships with clients, the design community, engineers, and other organizations which enhance future business development opportunities.
  • Successfully leads operational improvement initiatives related to Haydon’s strategic plan.
  • Creates positive development opportunities, mentoring staff and assisting direct reports in the advancement of their careers.
  • Builds diverse, high performing teams, through coaching, training and development opportunities and creating opportunities for new and challenging experiences.
  • Provides general Project Management oversight in all phases of construction.
  • Provides overall accountability for successful delivery of multiple projects.
  • Provides oversight and, leadership to ensure the Operations Project Team is developing and maintaining the master project schedule throughout the duration of the project.
  • Attends project staff meeting and OAC meetings on a regular basis and provides guidance as needed.
  • Holds the project team accountable for safety, quality, and compliance programs for assigned project(s).
  • Ensures project staff is collaborating with Environmental Health and Safety staff and management to ensure the safe execution of the project sites.
  • Works closely w/ the Operations Director to coordinate resources and ensure the projects have the appropriate level of technical oversight and guidance to ensure company goals are reached.
  • During preconstruction, the Project Director takes the lead on developing a Fee Plan, this plan should be presented to the Exec. Director for acceptance.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.
  • Managing Client Focus - Promotes client focus; is the first line of the business development process; establishes client service standards; provides training in client service delivery; monitors client satisfaction; develops new approaches to meeting client needs.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans with the project team; coordinates projects during pursuits and through preconstruction; communicates changes and progress to upper management timely; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking - Identifies and helps resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Construction Financial proficiency.  Must be able to analyze and understand job cost reports and instruct project team through the projections process.  At times should be able to perform the projection in the company provided software.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO/AAP policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity while maintaining a meritocracy; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce that is top performing.

QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. And must meet and be able to demonstrate the Responsibilities and Competency defined above.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree in Construction Management; 10+ years in vertical building of which 8+ years of managing progressively larger/complex projects and teams; or equivalent combination of education and experience considered.  A thorough knowledge of corporate objectives impacting Preconstruction, Preconstruction strategies and techniques, and construction contracts required. Experience and/or understanding of business development best practices.  Excellent skills and experience in developing, reading and managing project schedules and Excellent computer and software.  High energy level and the ability to inspire and motivate a team.  Understands and abides by all government processes and regulations.

Benefits at Haydon/Earthscapes:
Health Options

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Critical Illness, Hospital, Accident
  • Short-Term / Long-Term Disability
  • Infertility Treatment Coverage
Worklife Balance
Professional Development
Teamwork / Camaraderie 
Retirement Planning 


EEO Statement

Haydon Companies is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by appliable law.


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  • Haydon Main Office, 4640 E Cotton Gin Loop, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America