Project Director Job Description

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This is a real-world description for a project director. The description itself is several years old, but 95% of it is still appropriate for today.

Project /Practice Management

  • Manages the strategic aspects of large engagements and mitigates any risk.
  • Oversees senior managers and managers working on client engagements within practice.
  • Reviews high-level deliverables across practice.
  • Ensures engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures take place for all practice engagements.
  • Provides leadership to practice within a geographic area.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains sound business practices.
  • Develops and implements strategic objectives for practice that are aligned with the region's strategic initiatives.

Project Accounting

  • Reports profit and loss figures.
  • Consolidates and analyzes profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization across practice.
  • Helps create pipeline forecasts and broad-based financial picture for practice.
  • Addresses and resolves all billing issues.
  • Ensures practice meets or exceeds budgeted financial objectives, including revenue and margin.


Financial Management

  • Develops and meets revenue and other financial goals for practice.
  • Accurately forecasts revenue, profitability, margins, bill rates and utilization across practice.
  • Manages the negotiation of contract pricing when necessary.

Business Development

  • Provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of the sales cycle.
  • Takes a lead role in monitoring the identification and development of strategic accounts.
  • Involves, as appropriate, the our sales team in order to achieve sales goals.
  • Manages business development on a strategic level for practice.
  • Grows long-term relationships with clients and capitalizes on equity and partnership opportunities.


  • Ensures practice is well informed, at all times, of changes and news worthy events within our company.
  • Effectively communicates relevant practice information to superiors.
  • Handles difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion, HR advice, and respect for the individual.
  • Promotes us through speaking engagements at industry conferences and involvement in local business organizations.

Technical Understanding

  • Evaluates and redesigns practice offerings.
  • Understands the implications of different technical choices and is able to guide our clients to the best solution for their situation.



  • Achieves excellence in all areas of business.
  • Champions change and effectively manages the implementation of new ideas.


  • Reinforces team approach throughout practice both on client projects and internal initiatives.
  • Supports and solicits input from team members at all levels within the organization.
  • Ensures regular team and practice events take place away from the office.

Client Management

  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions and strategies.
  • Continually defines ways to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Maintains lasting client relationships.
  • Ensures practice delivers superior solutions to clients.
  • Provides senior level resolution to client issues.


Innovator Development

  • Participates in all programs and enforces all policies relating to performance evaluations and career development planning.
  • Reviews management evaluations for consistency.
  • Impresses upon management the importance of the career planning and performance evaluation programs.
  • Creates an environment where Innovators can successfully achieve professional career path goals.
  • Manages the development of project managers and senior managers.
  • Assigns tasks to practice management that give managers an opportunity to grow.

Internal Operations

  • Reviews status reports of Project Managers and Senior Managers and addresses issues as appropriate.
  • Lends expertise to internal teams and task forces.
  • Enforces standard policies and procedures.

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