Construction Manager / Housing Projects Manager

Bluetownonline Ltd
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Construction Manager

Location: Ewloe, Deeside

Salary: £43,005 - £49,793 per annum

Closing date for applications: Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:59 PM

The assessment will be held Friday 19th May

The Organisation

Our Client is one of the leading housing providers in Wales. They operate across 15 local authority areas, providing quality, affordable homes and services to more than 19,000 residents. They are a major Welsh employer, with 400 staff and 200 staff in their two subsidiary companies, a figure that is growing year on year. They have been established since 1965, and they have grown from their first scheme of 49 flats in Cardiff, to over 11,500 properties across Wales. They have three main office sites; Head Office in Cardiff a North base in Ewloe, and an office in Newcastle Emlyn with the majority based in South Wales. The majority of their staff work remotely out in the communities they support.

This has been a big year for our client's Housing Association, not least because they were ranked as the top Welsh not-for-profit organisation in the 2017. Sunday Times Best Companies list and third in the UK, they've been in the Top Ten for the last six consecutive years. They are really proud of the fact that their staff love working for them, a lot of this is down to the unique culture they have there. Their aim is to create a place that everyone wants to work in, using their brand new offices in Cardiff and Ewloe, and creating a working environment where every staff member feels supported and valued. Values are really important to them, and you will hear them talk a lot about being a 'value's led' organisation and this drives the way they operate and the way they behave.

The Opportunity

They are one of the largest developers of affordable housing in Wales, last year investing of the order of 30 million in new homes. They pride themselves on the high quality of the homes they provide and they are ambitious for the future wanting to achieve a significant increase in the number and range of housing projects

They are seeking an experienced and skilled Construction Manager to take overall responsibility for the delivery of new homes working with contractors to ensure high standards of health and safety, quality and cost control and that schemes are built to time, expected standards and specification. You will have excellent leadership and management skills and the resilience to work under pressure managing a team of staff taking projects through design, planning, tender and build ensuring a smooth handover ready for new residents to move in. You will have significant construction and contract management experience with a good working knowledge of different forms of contract, OJEU and standard tendering practices.

In this role there will be no shortage of opportunity to take on some really exciting projects from large scale extra care schemes, standard housing to specialist schemes to meet specific needs. You will have authority and scope to shape the design of their new housing working alongside the other Construction Manager, Development Manager (West Wales) and two Land Managers to deliver the company's ambitious strategy for the future. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to have an impact and make a real difference.

To be successful in your application, our Client needs to see evidence that you meet the essential criteria of the role, so they advise you to identify these in your application form and demonstrate how you fulfil these criteria through your work and life experience. Please then tell them more about how you suit the role.

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Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Construction Manager, Housing Construction Manager, Housing Projects Manager, Construction Development Manager, Construction Coordinator may also be considered for this role.