This nationwide, FTSE 100 listed residential developer, one of the UK's longest-standing and market-dominant housebuilders, seeks an outstanding Construction Director to join their Surrey office, overseeing projects throughout Surrey and the South Coast. Ultimately charged with overseeing the delivery of over 1,000 units across 7 sites, viable applicants will possess a proven track record of delivering large-scale, high value schemes of almost exclusively a residential bias. An exhaustive understanding of the delivery of phased, high-volume residential developments, units numbering well into the hundreds, is a must. As, for that matter, is a bottom-line focus and an ability to manipulate the vectors of time and cost to ensure healthy margins, critical in the hyper-competitive world of volume housebuilding.
The ideal candidate for this role will possess a minimum of 10 years experience of overseeing large-scale, high-value residential schemes (exceeding £50million GDV) throughout the entire life-cycle. That said, in light of our client's internal Land and Development team, the focus of this role will be almost exclusively delivery - while there will be some overlap with design and development functions, this will be limited to advising on issues of 'buildability.' The successful candidate's remit will predominantly begin and end once the scheme go live on site.
The ideal candidate will:
· Hold a construction related degree
· Have experience at Construction Director or equivalent level or possess demonstrable credentials to make the step up
· Hold either an MRICS/MCIOB accreditation
· Possess a complete construction skillset: offering strategic guidance at the outset of the pre-construction brief, overseeing the design process, advising on issues of planning, all compounded by an impeccable track-record of timely, cost effective project delivery
· A good understanding of cost and programme management
· 10 plus years of experience delivering major residential developments
Salary: Up to £130,000 plus company car + package