Operations Manager (Project Director) - Residential

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The Role
Willmott Dixon is currently looking to recruit an Operations Manager (Project Director) to join our Housing Division on a major housing project in Tower Hamlets. Candidates should ideally be able to lead the project team, and have experience of major residential project delivery, manage the supply chain and to deliver projects safely, on time, within budget and to the highest quality whilst exceeding our customers’ expectations. The main role of an Operations Manager at Willmott Dixon is to develop and implement project strategy and delivery programme, ensure effective communication and implementation to deliver the project on time, challenge and interrogate reporting on progress, and instigate corrective actions as required. It is equally important in this role to manage the overall operational and commercial aspects of the project to achieve the budget, review performance against targets and identify and manage potential risks and opportunities; all whilst leading the project team and supply chain relationships and ensure its balance and shape to deliver the project. In addition you will need to develop and monitor strategies (including sustainability) to deliver a quality build in accordance with the requirements of the project. In return we provide to you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with Willmott Dixon and the training to make this happen – but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos!

The Project
This individual is likely to start working with us on Phase 3 of Aberfeldy project in Tower Hamlets, London circa £80m. This is a multi-phase regeneration project creating 1,176 homes, shops, healthcare and community facilities over 10 years. AV is being built in several phases with Phase 3 starting April/May of 2016. The location in east London is very close to East India Road DLR station. The project is almost unique by combining mixed tenures (PRS, For-Sale, Affordable) in a tenure blind estate designed to create an exceptional community feel focused on a central street area with space and retail facilities.

Essential and Desirable Criteria
Essential Criteria * A track record of successful delivery of projects * A track record of resolving technical, operational and contractual issues and / or disputes. * A variety of construction operations * Controlling costs, timing and quality in line with targets. * Reading and accurately interpreting contract documents, programmes, drawings and technical specifications. * Managing teams including the supply chain, direct employees and consultants. * Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (HNC / NVQ4 etc) * Appropriate CSCS card * First Aid at Work certificate * Valid driving licence * SMSTS certificate Desirable Criteria * Relevant degree * Working towards MCIOB

Personal Qualities
* You will be able to model behaviour that shows, respect, helpfulness and co-operation, * Respond positively and with resilience to setbacks * Recognise when there are conflicts, acknowledge the feelings and views of all parties, and redirect people’s energy towards a common goal, * State your own position and views clearly and confidently in conflict situations, * Inspire trust and commitment from others, * Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to current and future work, * Generate and recognise imaginative and innovative solutions, * Set demanding but achievable objectives for yourself and others, * Balance multiple priorities and build consensus on the way forward, * Make and implement difficult and / or unpopular decisions.

About Us
Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. Willmott Dixon is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community. We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements. * Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.

Contact: Willmott Dixon

ID #2822 Location London Industry Project Management Type Full Time Role Operations Manager (Project Director) - Residential Career Level Middle Presence Remote

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