Construction Director - London

Job Ref:  LA3434

Industry:  Senior Management

Salary:  Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

Location: United Kingdom

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: Oct 30, 2019

Job Summary

We are looking for a Construction Director to provide expert advice and leadership in the creation of skills and wellbeing for senior project staff, identifying talent and ensuring appropriate development programs are in place.

Essential skills and experience:

- Relevant tertiary qualifications in Engineering or a related technical discipline, combined with advanced subject matter knowledge across multiple functions and expert people management skills.
- Experience in a project engineering or site engineering role and expert knowledge of the construction and property development industries, design management and engineering project management principles, and site management principles including an understanding of employee relations and union agreements, safety, risk management and field related issues.
- Commercial acumen and analytical skills for managing inputs and outputs of a commercial assignment, combined with planning and organisational skills for managing competing priorities.
- Problem solving, technical and analytical skills to support the implementation of organisational policies, procedures and programs and project engineering operations.
- Written and verbal communication skills to persuade, facilitate decision making, manage expectations, influence and build relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to communicate across all levels of the organisation.

Duties & accountabilities:

- Review and drive the project delivery within a timely manner ensure the maximum outcomes for the client
- Ensure a high quality is at a consistently high level and pro-actively identify quality issues.
- You will be accountable for all costs and controls across multiple projects and for the implementation and compliance with all the clients safety requirements across staff, contractors and work practices ensuring appropriate records are maintained and required reports are available.
- Be able to recognise, reward and celebrate safe behaviours and practices.
- Provide expert advice and manage regional/large project sustainability objectives and targets ensuring compliance with the clients standards and local regulatory requirements.
- Build and maintain external relationships (e.g. clients, contractors/subcontracts) to increase networks and manage the performance and development of the project team through coaching, mentoring and building required skill sets to ensure that staff are adequately resourced to perform.

Essential/Desirable Criteria:


- CSCS card holder UK being primary residence during the past 3 years
- Expert knowledge of construction industry
- Minimum of 10 years’ experience of a lead role in the delivery of construction major projects
- Demonstrable experience of the delivery of demolition, deep basements, RC frame and/or complex infrastructure and civils projects
- Experienced in the delivery of complicated temporary works
- Qualified to a minimum of HNC Level or equivalent
- Strategic thinking and visionary
- Develop and maintain relationships with trust and confidence
- Understanding of programme duration and sequencing of works of relevant aspects of construction
- Experienced with and capable of being part of a bid team and undertaking pre-construction planning
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively and lead the construction delivery team and construction workforce
- Demonstrate an ability to be flexible in recognising where working methods require adapting and changing to suit a change in project needs or new challenges
- Demonstrate an ability to ensure delivery of work packages; and in places betterment of commercial targets


- Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.
- Mentoring of junior staff
- Experience of working on high profile projects of interest to the public and in particular public sector projects
- Experience of working on heritage projects particularly involving listed buildings
- Experience of working on projects procured under the NEC3 suite of Contracts
- Experience of working on sensitive and/or restricted projects such as MOD, MOJ, Aviation, etc.
- Demonstration of long term continuous employment with other Tier 1 Main Contractors
- Written references from blue chip Clients

Contact Details

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply or discuss the role and project in more detail please either email me or call me on +44 7973 460391.


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