Head of Construction

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Redrow Homes Eastern
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The Construction Department in a Homes Division is responsible for the Divisions developments which will vary from time to time, including any of Redrow’s product range; ensuring construction of a quality product, safely, within agreed budgets and timescales and works particularly closely with the Sales Department to ensure Customer satisfaction.

The Department also ensures the company’s policy on Health & Safety and the requirements of Health & Safety Legislation are met and safe working practices are actively encouraged.
The job holder also liaises with other Departments, particularly Sales on a regular basis, in order to review and comment on a range of construction issues from potential sites through to existing developments.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

1. Management of the Business
In accordance with corporate responsibility for the business, work effectively as part of the senior management team and take a “whole company” perspective to managing issues.

The job holder has corporate governance responsibilities which extend across all business areas and which require the job holder to actively promote best practice throughout the company.

The job holder, with fellow Directors has corporate responsibility for the management of the company; including the general running of the company, setting budgets, minimising risks, maximising opportunities, achieving the company’s targets; and seeking to positively influence the progression and growth of the company.

2. Management of the Department

Responsible for effectively managing the Divisons Construction function to ensure best practices are followed, costs are controlled, the Department maximises revenue generation and contribution to the company’s operating profit and increases the value added to the company.

3. Project Planning
In conjunction with Managing/Regional Director, agree direction of build and
locations for compounds and storage.

Identify critical path issues such as services and put plans in place to meet key

Identify in advance a schedule of information required to meet the build programme and circulate as necessary.

4. Build Programme
In conjunction with Managing/Regional Director, produce build programmes and
monitor and review in conjunction with Area Construction Managers to ensure
adherence to programmes.

Liaise with the Head of Commercial on the appointment of suitable sub-contractors
and suppliers to ensure adequate resources and expertise to achieve required
quality within agreed timescales.

Liaise with the relevant Head of Sales to ensure up to date understanding of Sales
Exchange and Completion targets in the area in order to ensure the Build
Programme optimises revenue generation for each development.

5. Build Quality
Monitor and inspect developments regularly to ensure that all quality control
procedures are being adhered to and that the highest standards of build are being
achieved and reflected in good NHBC Audit results/

Visit each site at least once a month.

6. Build Costs

Liaise with the Heads of Commercial and Finance to ensure site and build costs are
being controlled within budget. Attend all cost value comparison meetings to review
costs and take necessary action to rectify variances.

Review all extra over costs and variation orders to minimise cost whilst ensuring
programme and quality is achieved.

7. Staff
Ensure the right quantity and calibre of staff are recruited; and in accordance with
company policy and procedures.Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop, appraise and performance managestaff to ensure they are fully motivated to achieve best performance to meet the company’s needs.

Ensure the Department runs in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures.
Ensure that poor performance is not tolerated and is remedied via support, training
or disciplinary action as appropriate. Recognise and encourage excellent performance.

8. Health & Safety
Comply with responsibilities as laid down in the Group’s Health, Safety &
Environment Policy in order to ensure a safe working environment for employed, sucontractors
and members of the public.

Ensure compliance with the same, throughout the Department.
Review specific training needs with the Health & Safety Manager and ensure
appropriate training throughout the Area Team.

9. Customer Satisfaction

Monitor and continually review the quality being produced to ensure that at all
stages of construction the highest standards are being achieved.

In liaison with Sales and Technical colleagues, review services to customers, both
pre and post completion, with Contracts Managers and Customer Care Manager;
and together with a quality product deliver the highest standard of customer

10. Meetings

Attend weekly Build and Sales meeting and keep the management team fully
informed of site issues and progress

Prepare papers for inclusion in Company Board Pack, present current issues at
Board Meetings and be involved in discussing and influencing all aspects of the

Job Description
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