​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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Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire. The main built-up area sub-division has a population of 474,632 and the City of Leeds, of which it is a part, has a population of around 757,700 making it the third largest city in the UK.Leeds has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Leeds City Station

The £17.3m redevelopment of the southern entrance of the station will also see the creation of a new £500,000 pedestrianised zone funded by developers and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.  Victoria GateThis £150m retail complex will include arcades, a casino and a flagship John Lewis store. 

Tower Works

The Tower Works site in Holbeck Urban Village was an historic pin factory that produced steel pins from 1860 to 1981. The Engine House and famed Italianate towers are two of most recognisable of the five listed structures and part of the site has already been developed into office space. But there are more plans in the pipeline as part of an £80m masterplan. The Grade II-listed Engine House complex could house an art-house cinema and boutique brewery whilst another part of the site will be transformed into 90,000sq ft of office space, 24,000sq ft of retail, restaurant and bar space and a mix of apartments and town houses.

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