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Our industry-leading client is seeking Palmer Group’s assistance with their search for a Director of Project Management. This role will bring strong leadership experience to our client’s Management department and will work with their Leadership Team to develop and implement strategies to deliver successful, profitable projects. This position will oversee the Project Management department and directly manage Project Managers executing $150+ million of work annually with individual projects ranging from $5 million to $100+ million. Key focus areas for this role include providing leadership to our project management function and designing/implementing intentional, consistent processes regarding project cost, quality, and scheduling. Utilizing strong relationship and technical skills, this position must provide ongoing leadership, continuous improvement, and direction to the Project Management team to ensure tools and processes are in place to succeed at all operational objectives. If this sounds like you, please apply today!


  • Deliver safe, successful, profitable projects to maintain a strong, sustainable business
  • Ensure Project Managers are coordinating and facilitating effective project kickoff meetings
  • Ensure Project Managers create and manage the budget throughout the life cycle of a project
  • Ensure project buyout plans are created and executed effectively
  • Perform project scheduling


  • Possess technical expertise in large-scale Project Management
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership role
  • Effective leadership abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to coach and mentor a team of less seasoned PMs

Work Model:

  • On-Site

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Jordan Dougherty at (515) 225-7000 or email him at

Ref: JOB-39066

Jordan Dougherty

Lead Recruiter | Engineering & Manufacturing

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$140000 - $160000