Director of Construction

tdm recruitment
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Construction Director - Devon

Salary: £100k - £110k dependent on experience + Bonus and Package

Are you a Construction Manager or Construction Director looking to join a rapidly expanding housebuilder in the South West? This forward-thinking company is looking to add to its established senior management team with the addition of a Construction Director within the South West region to cover sites across Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic Planning:
    • Develop and implement strategic construction plans aligned with company objectives and growth targets.
    • Be accountable for leading and maintaining exceptional safety, quality, cost, programme, sustainability, and project compliance standards.
  2. Project Management:
    • Oversee the execution of multiple construction developments simultaneously, ensuring adherence to budget, schedule, and quality standards.
    • Monitor progress and performance of construction teams, subcontractors, and suppliers.
    • Implement effective project management methodologies to optimize efficiency and minimize risks.
  3. Team Leadership:
    • Provide strong leadership and direction to the construction management team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
    • Recruit, develop, and mentor construction team members, fostering talent development and succession planning.
  4. Compliance and Regulations:
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations, building codes, and environmental standards.
    • Liaise with regulatory authorities and local government agencies as necessary.
  5. Cost Management:
    • Develop and manage construction budgets, ensuring cost control measures are in place throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings and value engineering without compromising quality.
  6. Quality Assurance:
    • Implement and maintain rigorous quality control processes to uphold the company's reputation for delivering high-quality homes.
    • Conduct regular site inspections and audits to ensure compliance with quality standards and specifications.
  7. Stakeholder Management:
    • Foster strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including land, technical, sales, commercial, finance, and customer care teams.
    • Act as the primary point of contact for external stakeholders, including subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, and regulatory authorities.
    • You will ensure the successful delivery of strategic direction and monitoring delivery aligned with overall vision and objectives.
  8. Innovation and Continuous Improvement:
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies to drive innovation and efficiency in construction processes.
    • Champion initiatives for continuous improvement in construction methodologies, materials, and techniques.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven track record of successful leadership in construction management roles within the residential development sector.
  • Extensive knowledge of construction methodologies, building codes, and regulations.
  • Strong financial acumen with experience in budgeting, cost control, and financial analysis.
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Exceptional negotiation, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and conduct feasibility studies.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Sound geographical knowledge of the operational area.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel as required.
  • Membership in relevant professional organizations is an asset.
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