Board Level Global Construction Director

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    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    £300000 - £500000 per annum + Annual Bonus & Benefits

  • Contact:

    Rob Joslin

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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A world class Property Developer with a track record of developing and operating hundreds of Data Centre's globally, backed by a major investment management firm is recruiting a 'hands on' and commercially focused Construction Director to manage the physical delivery of projects globally. Forming part of the board this position will report into the CEO of their Development Company and be responsible for managing multiple construction projects across the globe at any time, each with a capital budget of between USD $100-800M.

Core responsibilities of the role will include;

  • Management of all construction activities globally, leading the internal team, consultants, contractors and sub-contractors
  • Ensuring that Environmental Health & Safety standards and practices meet the highest global standards
  • Lead and motivate the global construction team and drive performance to ensure strategic objectives are met
  • ensure that construction designs are fully compliant with our contractual obligations to customers in terms of quality and timescale
  • lead project procurement, leading negotiations with general contractors and tender evaluation with detail and accuracy
  • Drive the delivery and improvement of companywide construction processes (including information management and controls) for contractors and vendors to deliver high-quality project deliveries in an efficient and most importantly safe manner

Knowledge and skills required;

  • At least 10 years' experience of delivering complex infrastructure projects or complex mission critical buildings e.g. major hospitals, manufacturing or production facilities
  • Passionate about safety and unwilling to accept 'adequate' as a response to safety issues
  • A true leader and strategic thinker, highly motivated, personable and ready to build, mentor and motivate a team
  • Capable of building trusted relationships with customers, delivery partners and stakeholders
  • Ideally already operating at Board level or awaiting appointment to such a role within a large multinational organization
  • Experience in developing fast track construction programmes, with a depth of industry experience that allows you to see issues before they arise and identify delivery strategies to improve delivery timescales
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with a strong understanding of information technology
  • Financial and budgetary skills with a solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics
  • A creative problem solver, comfortable working across a range of geographies and cultures, with the ability to influence supplier performance to ensure international standards are achieved in delivery

Qualifications and experience required;

  • A Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or an equivalent engineering science
  • 10+ years recent experience in leading multiple large complex construction projects involving large-scale mechanical and electrical systems
  • Experience of working globally across a range of diverse cultural environments
  • Experience of leading construction of multiple data centres/critical infrastructure or large-scale mechanical and electrical plants
  • HSE qualified - NEBOSH certification
  • A clean driving license

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity and to learn more about the firm's rapid growth and expansion, please contact Rob Joslin (Director) on +44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email

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