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Construction directors are responsible for planning and managing all construction activities.
Average salaries are in the region of £60,000.00 to £80,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Construction directors are responsible for planning and managing all construction activities.They lead on all construction work, providing strategic and professional guidance to construction, contracts and technical managers.
Working as a Construction Direction involves managing the execution of works and providing expertise on critical issues regarding the build. They can often work on several build projects simultaneously.
From technical matters to formulating resolutions for issues relating to methods, sequence of works, correct use of materials, manpower and equipment, they hold overall responsibility for the build.
In some cases, the role of construction director may be held by the owner or part-owner of a SME or micro business.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
This is a full-time role, but due to the high level of responsibility in this role, overtime may have to be done to meet deadlines.
I'm Director at SPV Group, who are specialists in the refurbishment and maintenance of buildings in the industrial and commercial sectors. My role is very diverse and involves lots of different areas, including Business Development, Financial Management, Contract Management and Overseeing of Operations and overseeing training.
No day is ever tha same and every day there is a new challenge. Working in construction is hard work and contracting can be challenging but it is also incredibly rewarding when you oversee a project from start to finish.
I'm based mainly in the office, but also regularly do site visits and clients/suppliers. I also oversee our current and future contracts, manage cash flow, manage PQQ's and work on promotional activities on a day to day basis.
In contracting you need to be adaptable, and it can be quite a male dominated industry so you need to be confident and not afraid to speak your mind. Swift and accurate decision making is also key if you are looking for a career in management.
I completed a Business Management degree at the University of Sheffield, and on completing my degree I set up SPV with my father, Howard Evans. We started the business in 2002 and we now employ over 100 people and our turnover is expected to hit a record of £10million in 2016.
Seeing the business grow from two people to over 100 in the space of just 10 years, and to now be turning over £10million, it's incredibly rewarding and makes me very proud.
On a personal note, this year I have been appointed Vice Chair of the Women in Roofing group, and the Vice Chair of the Midlands region of the Institute of Roofing Group. SPV has also won this year The Express and Star Family business of the Year 2016 award which was an amazing accolade to receive.
I hope to be continuing to build the SPV business and the SPV brand, working in new markets and diversifying into new areas of construction.
There is a current misconception that construction is only for men but this isn't the case. Construction is so diverse and there is a wide variety of disciplines within the sector. I believe women can help make a real difference to move the inudstry forward. If you want a job that is incredibly rewarding and where you can be part of a real change in an industry that is always changing and loves new challenges; construction is for you!
To work as a construction director you would usually need an HNC or HND or a university degree in a subject accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), such as construction engineering, civil engineering or construction management.
For those without relevant qualifications in construction management, it’s still possible to progress on the strength of industry experience. Positions, such as construction manager or site agent provide essential experience and at this point, combining work with part-time study to complete relevant qualifications in construction management, is a natural progression.
Either way, you would need at least ten years’ industry experience and proven performance to progress to construction director.
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The UK construction industry will need an additional 4,780 senior, executive, and business process managers (which includes construction directors) to meet demand between 2017 - 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). The majority of the demand for these construction jobs in the UK is in the South West followed by Greater London.
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