Construction Director – RC Frame & Groundwork Subcontractor in London


Construction Director needed for a £100m turnover RC frame & groundwork subcontractor in London


This contractor currently turns over in excess of £100m per annum, completing London and Home Counties based projects for a variety of main contractors and developers. Having worked with this contractor for the past 5+ years I have seen them develop in both size and capability. They have a polished brand built on technical capability and a view to deliver prestigious projects around the capitol of the UK. They have a very modern edge to the business while maintaining traditional roots. I know each of the directors of this business and I would highly recommend them all as leaders in their own rights, but also as a unit that works well together to make the business stand out.

On a personal note, not only is this business incredibly strong, but they also have a very likeable team that yes work on complex projects with tight expectations, but do so in a calm and considered fashion, making sure clients are left with a positive experience, which is why so much of their work is repeat business and is also why so many of the team have been with the business for so many years.


I am looking for someone who is either already a Construction Director / Operations Director that has a strong background working for rival RC frame and groundwork subcontractors in the UK, or someone who has hit a glass ceiling where they are and is in search of that next step up to Construction Director level because they are ready for it (again must be from a rival contractor though in a Senior Contracts Manager or similar position).

If you’ve worked in this sector at either of those levels, you’ll know what is involved in the day-to-day duties; Your position will sit alongside the people at the top of the business and will effectively report to the existing executive board members while overseeing operations across multiple live sites where concrete frames, groundwork, and basements packages are being completed (package values range from £5m up to £20m each). You’ll be expected to oversee and develop the site-based management and teams, while integrating with the various clients of the business to make sure projects are carried out in the best manner possible. And yes, while programme deadlines, budgets and safety on every site is crucial to any successful contractor in this field, you’ll also be one of the senior members of the team whose responsibility it is to develop client relationships and to make sure everything keeps moving in the right direction (and making improvements along the way too).

I should highlight though; you won’t be doing all of this alone. The team at this business is exceptional.


To be successful I am looking for individuals who have worked in this position or who are ready for this position that have a strong background working for concrete frame, groundwork, and basement subcontractors in the UK.

It has also been specified that I am only to consider people who have held stable periods of time with each employer as this position is important and my client only wants to consider people who are in it for the long run.

I would expect that individuals will either be degree qualified in civil engineering or construction management.


This is a director level role, where you will have ownership of your own department and a seat at the table to help influence the future of this business, so obviously the package will fit the level of responsibility. So, I’m open to considering what people are currently on versus what they are looking for salary and benefits wise.

So, in short, if you are successful in getting this opportunity you’ll be paid well with benefits at every level down the road. All fantastic opportunities should offer fantastic rewards and this one will not disappoint.


About this Recruiter

Andrew Jackson

A bit about me

I am one of the Founding Directors of Cityscape Recruitment and have over 19 years of experience in Civil Engineering & Construction recruitment. My specialisms are the niche sectors of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition. I work with the vast majority of the groundwork & concrete frame businesses in the UK. I can help not only to introduce you but to give you up-to-date information on each, helping you make an informed decision so you can take your career forward. I have a positive reputation in the market because I tell people the truth. My job is to get you the options you want, give you the information you need, and then let you decide what is right for you.
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