Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

Director of Projects and Construction


Having originally trained as a Mechanical Engineer, I was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to manage my first project whilst I was in my twenties. I enjoyed the challenge so much that from that moment onwards I have focused my career in this direction. During the last twenty years I have been fortunate enough to get involved with a large number of exciting projects located all over the world, including Iran, Kazakhstan, USA and Australia.

As Director of Projects and Construction for PM PROjEN, I have a number of responsibilities which are over and above project and portfolio management. These include the development of client relationships, the mentoring and training of personnel as well as setting up the execution  strategies for our larger projects.

I am an active member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and I act as the lead APM professional for PM PROjEN. I am a natural communicator and a competent engineer and love nothing more than supporting the growth and development of our personnel, particularly younger engineers who are transitioning from a discipline engineer to a project engineering/project management role.


I have significant experience in Project and Contract Management, as well as Engineering Design, Procurement and Construction of complex industrial projects in a wide variety of sectors including Power Generation, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical and Chemical and Process.

Interesting Facts

Having lived and worked in Italy for a number of years, I am fluent in Italian and whilst there I caught the cycling bug…which has seen me carrying out an increasingly diverse range of cycling challenges, my most recent one being to cycle from Amsterdam to St Helens.