Housing and New Build

Construction Manager - £65,000 - £75,000 + Package

London, United Kingdom

19 May, 2017

Construction Manager - £65,000 - £75,000 + Package
South East London

The Project:

With guaranteed work on site until 2034, and likely additional land acquisition extending this past 2040, this means the right candidate could work on projects on the same large development for the next 20 years at least!

There’s over 5,000 apartments and thousands upon thousands of square foot of commercial space, multiple millions invested into building schools, community space, hard landscaped public areas, and hectares of grassland, and massive infrastructure work with £1M spent on a temporary road, and £3M spent on project office space; there is arguably no project bigger or more iconic than this one.
This scheme obviously isn’t being built in one go. The current phase in question totals 1,260 units, with blocks containing circa 300 units each. Across the current live phases, by Christmas 2017 there will be 1,000 units of very high quality apartments in production at various stages, and the entire scheme looks to deliver 250 new build apartments each year.

The phase consists of a podium slab with large scale infrastructure work including a substation, hard and soft landscaping, and roadworks below new build reinforced concrete frame towers ranging from 5 up to 27 storeys, and a range of glass, brickwork, and cladded façade, and scaling internal fit-out specifications ranging from affordable up to super luxurious.

The Role:

This is an important and responsibly demanding position. You will be required to manage a large team consisting of 10-15 management staff ranging from Senior Site Managers down to Finishing Foreman and Site Engineers so man management skills are vital. It will be your job to oversee all on site activities; managing a large site team and all contractors on site to deliver this phase from inception and enabling works through to handing the finished apartments to the customer care team for customer move ins. You will be responsible for enabling works, groundworks, superstructure, shell & core, façade, fit-out, finishing and handover stages and the buck stops with you in all matters of health & safety, logistics, programme and quality management.

An understanding of the technical (design) and commercial aspects of the construction process is vital, and you will be required to liaise, advise, and oversee aspects of the commercial and technical team and processes to deliver this project, and understanding of the complete construction process is important, but the most vital aspect of this role is the ability to manage, motivate and drive a big team, getting everyone to work together for the common goal.

You will report directly into the phase’s Project Manager, and the schemes Production Manager, along with occasionally reporting directly into the Board of Directors.

The Company:

Our client is an esteemed top 10 residential developer that are known for their large scale new build mixed use residential led construction projects, and new build regeneration schemes and stand out as a captain of industry. There projects have redefined the London skyline, and have created thousands of homes each year across London and the South East. 

They have a reputation for quality and innovation, and can be seen pushing the boundaries of construction & design with the epochal housing developments and neighbourhoods they create, and have an excellent culture promoting progression and personal development for their staff. 
The Reward:

This is a company where slackers get found out, but hard working committed members of the team get rewarded greatly and looked after for the rest of their working, and non-working life. There will be a clear path of progression within the business to more senior positions, all the way up to Board level Director, the opportunity to work with a large, diverse and award winning team of professionals that have come together from other companies to our client, with the same goal of delivering this project, and future phases for the foreseeable future.
But obviously this position pays. The roles salary ranges from £65,000 up to £75,000 dependant on experience, with a competitive bonus scheme starting at 20% of your annual salary, and a great benefits package that includes a top end car or car allowance ranging from £5,000-£8,000 a year, family health care, a life assurance scheme that pays 4x your annual salary, company share scheme options, a rewarding pension plan, and various other benefits.

The Ideal Candidate:

This position is open to broad spectrum of people, whether you are a young up and coming Assistant Project Manager or Senior Site Manager that can cover the work load and the right experience, or an older professional that can nurture a team to progress. 
Experience on large new build residential projects is pivotal, along with the capability to manage the full construction process on similar projects from inception to completion, and an understanding of technical and commercial aspects, with a key focus on man management with a big team.

The Next Steps:

If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding role with exceptional benefits, an inspiring team and the opportunity to work on a cutting edge development with massive opportunities for personal development and progression, apply with a copy of your CV and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the role further.

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