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Head of Construction

  • Job reference: JAMC497
  • Location: Barking, Essex
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in North East London is looking for a Head of Major Works/Construction to join their team. This is a full permanent position and the successful candidate will have experience in a similar "Head Of" role, experience managing large teams of managers, operatives and contractors and also will hold a full professional relevant qualification.

The main purpose of this role is to lead the strategy and delivery of professional construction projects across a range of contracts (circa £30m) and individual projects (up to £10m). This will include leading teams of Project Managers and Service Delivery Managers, up to 6 direct reports and up to 120 indirect reports, contractors and suppliers to deliver programmes of work.

The main additional responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

The post holder will take on full responsibility and accountability for the successful delivery of a range of construction projects including planned maintenance, projects and major works across multiple contracts.
Developing new solutions and delivery models to improve efficiency, reduce costs, improve quality and customer experience.
Overall responsibility for managing a programme of major work (circa £30m) and delivery of projects.
Ensuring the most effective delivery of all projects to the highest quality within time and financial constraints.
Strategic leadership of the full supply chain management requirements to deliver successful construction projects and services that achieve business objectives and meet our customers' needs.
Leading on representing the company at senior contract management level building, developing and maintaining excellent client and stakeholder relationships.
Through effective leadership and management ensure that operations are well organized and delivered professionally by high performing and motivated teams.
Provide strategic leadership and management of our approach to delivering excellent services to our customers and clients.
Ensuring that all areas of work are delivered consistently and professionally, resolving problems with solutions quickly and effectively.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this role and as such are offering a salary of £50k - £70k per annum dependant on experience and qualifications, along with a great additional benefits package. If this sounds of interest to you, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.