​What is a Construction Director?

Construction Directors have the overall responsibility of monitoring work on construction projects. They ensure projects are completed on time, within budge and to the standard expected. Construction Directors also manage schedules of work and delegate tasks to senior colleagues and their teams, to ensure that each phase of the construction project is completed as expected.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Construction Director?

From employer to employer the job description of a Construction Director will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Overseeing logistical requirements of a project

  • Meeting regularly with clients, third parties and managers to report on progress

  • Setting targets, objectives and responsibilities for all staff on a project

  • Regularly review timings, budget, labour, risk and project plans to ensure work stays on track

  • Reporting to clients and board members on project progress

  • Supplying financial records

  • Recommending policy and procedure improvements

  • Monitoring performance against agreed criteria

  • Ensuring contractual obligations are fulfilled

  • Ensuring the delivery of high-quality work within contract timescales

  • Dealing with contract disputes and mitigating the impact of any issues

Skills required to be a successful Construction Director

To be successful as a Construction Director, the below skills are important;

  • Commercial aware

  • Knowledge of the construction process

  • Analytical

  • Organising your time and workload

  • Initiative

  • Leadership

  • Business management

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

How can we help with your Construction Director job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Construction Directors across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Construction Directors and secure the market's leading Construction Director opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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​Berlin is the capital and the largest city in Germany, both in area and population, with an estimated population of 3.8 million. The city covers an area of roughly 344 square miles. Berlin has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Axel Springer Building

This new cube-shaped building is the latest addition to the Axel-Springer Campus, the ensemble of different premises at the media and technology company’s headquarters. The new Axel Springer building offers 52,000 square meters of work space for more than 3,000 employees and is characterised by its open, transparent architecture.

UP! Friedrichshain Berlin Building

This construction project has seen the transformation of an ageing iconic shopping mall into a modern place for work and retail in Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighbourhood. The nearly 675,000 ft2 / 67,000 m2 project named “UP!” reveals the building’s past and points to its future with a new volumetric appearance and a new, entirely glazed building envelope. 

Terminal 2 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Terminal 2 at BER Airport is the fastest-built terminal project in German history and has allowed the airport to expand the capacity by six million passengers a year. The two-story terminal with three halls includes spaces for checking-in, handing in and collecting luggage, security controls, service facilities, shops, and restaurants. 

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