Service Manager (Construction)

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 14/10/2019 23:59
£39,782 - £42,683
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14 Oct
Further Information

We’re looking to recruit a service manager to lead the construction services department which is part of the wider planned, investment and development service.

As service manager you will work closely with the head of planned, investment and development to ensure the effective and efficient management and co-ordination of the department.

In this role you will be accountable for, although not limited to:

• New build Housing
• Renovation and new build of Public Buildings
• Housing Capital investment works such as Maintaining decency and major voids

Day to day you will be involved in managing and co-ordinating the operational delivery and compliance of the construction department works in accordance with relevant regulations and contract specifications, health & safety legislation, programmes and KPI’s.

In addition, you will be responsible for workforce planning and monitoring productivity to ensure optimum utilisation of all resources. This includes responsibility for the financial performance of your department to ensure profitability is maintained.

You’ll also get an opportunity to make your mark by reviewing and revising processes and procedures to improve the effectiveness, scope and quality of the service and developing new business opportunities.

About you…

It’s important that you are comfortable taking the lead and have exceptional motivational skills to coach, develop and empower your team to reach their full potential.

You’ll be qualified to HND or equivalent qualification in a construction/ME related discipline or significant demonstratable experience and expertise in operational delivery of construction works, SMSTS Site Safety Certificate or equivalent.

Although some of your work will be office based you will need to get out and about throughout the borough of Gateshead too, therefore it is important that you have access to mobility transport or hold a full driving licence. If you do hold a full driving licence would be beneficial although not essential that you have access to your own vehicle.

In addition, you’ll need to be an expert communicator, with the confidence to manage difficult conversations when agreements are not being met, experience in the construction industry at an enhanced level and in particular new build and renovation projects, financial planning and control.

It goes without saying that it is essential that you have up to date knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and CDM regulations and the ability to transfer these into working practice of your department, ensuring that all work is being carried out in a safe and compliant way, accurate records are maintained, and contractors are delivering against key business objectives.

So what next…

If you feel you meet the essential requirements of the role, then we can offer you the opportunity to gain fantastic exposure and build your profile with a business that puts people at the heart of its strategy.

We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone, especially from underrepresented groups, therefore we particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates.

So if we have captured your attention and sparked your interest we look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal discussion about the role please email Scott Straughan scottstraughan@gatesheadhousing.co.uk Head of Planned Investment & Cyclical Works or call 0191 433 5851

You should consider the job profile when applying, giving examples of how you meet the criteria.

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This job is closed for applications.