Job: Construction Director

Salary £85,000 – £100,000
Location Reading, West London
Job Information

Our clients are one of the UK’s leading construction companies, working on multiple build sites at any one time and due to recent growth within the company they are now looking to recruit an experienced Construction Director to report directly to the Deputy Managing Director.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all site based activities to ensure that the projects are delivered on time, to the required standards and within budget, whilst maximising client satisfaction in order to be able to secure future business.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that Health and Safety legislation and company Health and Safety procedures are adhered to.
  • Control and monitor each project and prioritise suitable time to each project activity
  • Monitor and review quality internally
  • Monitor and review quality externally e.g. design information being correct and available, and inspire a culture of enquiring and challenging items
  • Ensure contract construction programmes are available, accurate and that key dates are met.
  • Review sub-contractors performance and take immediate steps to communicate issues throughout course of the project.
  • Evaluate what is being built so that good practice identified and discussed
  • Examine system, programme and progress
  • Provide site support
  • Liaise with client, client representative from beginning of project through to post contract
  • Manage/ communicate roles and responsibility for staff to ensure optimum return from each operative
  • Establish, encourage and review two way communication process between team members and senior management
  • Ensure projects built to correct specification
  • Ensure site teams are maximizing value whilst minimizing cost
  • Decide (Plan and communicate) when to pass project on to maintenance team
  • Head weekly Health & Safety meetings with site teams
  • Monitor and review budgets and costs including liaising with surveyor to minimise costs and maximise value
  • Explain sub-contract and labour only orders and review payments
  • Ensure site project retains good image and provides excellent visual impression
  • Discuss and deliver training with teams to identify good practice e.g. allow for poor weather conditions and impact on programme, pre-planning and programming, benefits of accurate record keeping
  • Manage the construction element of the bid process
  • Negotiate with clients to secure projects, allocate resources, manage project start-ups
  • Overview the onsite Project Managers, Quality, Health & Safety,
  • Monitor supply chain performance
  • Chair monthly project reviews.
  • Work closely with clients and business partners to develop future business.
  • Inspire others to be responsible, accountable and to make decisions

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in Construction Management and be able to demonstrate where you have successfully managed projects from start to completion, you will also possess the following skills/ attributes:

  • NVQ Level 4, HND, Degree or equivalent qualifications or equivalent experience
  • A chartered qualification (MCIOB / RICS) or currently aspiring towards this
  • Practical site experience
  • Extensive build experience across various techniques
  • Good knowledge and experience of value engineering whilst not jeopardising the quality / product
  • Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word & Excel
  • SMSTS certificate / Director H&S Trained Qualification (CITB)
  • CSCS Card (Black Card or above)
  • Good communication skills
  • Assertive and strong persuasion skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Good management and leadership skills
  • A clear understanding of ‘Risk’, current and future
  • Technical aptitud

Excellent benefits package and salary avaiable for the right candidate.

For more information or indeed to apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your CV via the “Apply Now” button and one of our team will call you back to discuss the opportunity in greater detail.

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