This successful construction business has a history of achievements that spans over two decades. They operate over several sectors and have a very strong reputation for managing extremely complex refurbishment projects mostly in occupied buildings. They construct new build and fit out and refurbishment projects. Project values range from $500K up to $15M. They build health care, commercial, educational, industrial and hospitality projects.
They have built very strong relationships with clients and are in a position now where they are able to negotiate a lot of their work. They have no intention of growing much bigger; they are just focused on being excellent builders, fostering a happy and safe working environment, cultivating long term relationships with subcontractors and constructing buildings that surpass the expectations of the end users.
The office atmosphere is very down to earth and open communication is the norm. Many of the employees have been with the Company for more than ten years including site staff. They are a very family friendly, work as a team and are results focused. The Managing Director is an honest, straight talker who is looking for a Construction Manager to run the day to day operations of the Company to free up his time so he can concentrate more on business development, marketing and client liaison.
This role would be ideal for someone who is already working as a Construction Manager and is just looking for a new Company or culture. It would also be suitable for a Senior Project Manager or Project Director who is interested in taking the next career step.
As Construction Manager it will be essential to work with a high degree of transparency and possess excellent communication skills. The Construction Manager needs to demonstrate strong team leadership skills and an ability to train, develop and mentor and be willing to take a principal role in human resources, recruitment and training.
Outstanding communication skills must also support risk minimization, clear directions about construction, design and client management. The Construction Manager will need to be the kind of person who backs themselves and is confident to make difficult decisions. This role would not be suitable for someone who wants to sit in an office and direct from afar. The ideal person will be someone who makes time to really get to know the staff, the subcontractors, the consultants and the clients. All the Project Managers and Site Managers will rely very heavily on the Construction Manager as the go to person for major decisions and the person who will guide others through challenges.
Having a well developed knowledge of construction, planning, industrial relations, occupational health safety and environmental issues will be of paramount importance. Expertise in the management of complex fit out and refurbishment projects and operating in occupied buildings would be highly advantageous. This is a genuine career opportunity for a Construction Manager who wants to lead a cohesive, down to earth and lively team.