​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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If you are looking for a new Construction Director opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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Bristol is a county in its own right and has a population of 449,300, which was recorded in 2016. Bristol is well connected via road, rail, sea and air via the M5 and M4, Bristol Temple meads and Bristol Parkway rail stations and Bristol Airport. In 2015 Bristol won EU's European Green Capital Award and was named the best city to live in Britain in 2014 and 2017.Bristol has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Bristol Glass Wharf Project

This construction project, which will cost in the region of £30m will see a 7-storey 3 Glass Wharf office project comprising of around 115,000 sq ft of office space and featuring shimmering glass facades which reflect the site’s previous use as a glassworks. The floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades maximise the panoramic views, with balconies providing solar shading.

£90m Bristol Arena Project

International arena design team Populous together with Bath-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and engineering firm Buro Happold have developed plans for the innovative and flexible arena. The arena will have 12,000 seats and will be situated next to the Temple Meads railway station.

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