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Construction Director


Posted on Aug 9, 2022 by CV-Library

Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Here at Watkin Jones, we are now looking to appoint a Construction Director to manage the Group’s residential business, building properties ranging from starter homes to executive housing and apartments, designed to reflect modern lifestyles.

This forms an important part of the Company’s ambition to create the ‘Future of Living’, enhancing its residential living knowledge and expertise.

Joining the senior leadership team during an exciting period of growth you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the future of the division. Reporting directly to the Delivery Director of this area of the business, you'll be accountable for managing all affordable home activities, ensuring developments are delivered on time, to the required standards within budget, co-ordinating site works and management of subcontractors resulting in a successful project completion.

Your Role

Your main place of work will be our Chester office, however as you have accountability for our affordable home sites, travel between various locations is to be expected.

You’ll be responsible for:

Providing accurate and timely project performance reports, ensuring projects are on track and contract requirements are met

Providing solutions to any high-lighted areas of concern

Lead on all construction aspects of the division’s work

Providing strategic and professional guidance to the Site Managers, Project Managers and other members of the team

Working collaboratively with the project teams and sub-contractors, building strong and trusted working relationships

Developing team capabilities and shaping the future strategy

About You

We’re looking for an individual who is educated to NVQ Level 3, ‘A’ Level or HNC standard in a relevant discipline or who has the equivalent experience. With good communication skills and a technical aptitude, you need to possess a SMSTS certificate, First Aid certificate and a scaffolding Inspection certificate and hold a valid CSCS card. We’d like you to have experience of large-scale residential builds ideally within the affordable home sector and be comfortable working in an extremely fast paced environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel are a must, as are strong management and leadership capabilities.

About Us

Watkin Jones Group is the UK’s leading developer, builder and manager of residential for rent homes, with 52,000+ homes developed and in-build across 135 schemes. Our operating arm, Fresh, manages over 20,000 units across 64 schemes, reflecting approximately £1.7bn of assets under management, giving us unique and unrivalled insight into what tenants and investors desire.

Our company was established in 1791 and has been building homes since 1927. More recently, we listed on the AIM market in 2016 with a market cap of £255m (current market cap c. £550m). In FY2020 we generated gross revenue of £354m and a Gross Profit of £75.9m. Our position in the market is based on a ‘capital light’ model, where we typically work with institutional forward funders.

Watkin Jones’ success to date has been based on our emphasis on building relationships of trust, our customer focus and our forward-thinking structure. Our intention is to create the future of living, which to us means high quality rental homes, community focus and sustainably driven development.

Why Join Us?

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you some extensive benefits which include 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing after 2 years’ service by 1 day up to a max of 29 days per annum), discretionary annual bonus, company car or car allowance, a range of benefits including a cycle to work scheme, healthcare cash back scheme and a 7% employer contribution pension scheme

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