Head of Construction - Jackson Hogg


Head of Construction

Job ID: 11674

  • Permanent
  • North East
  • Permanent
  • North East

Head of Construction
£75,000 +

Jackson Hogg is delighted to be working with a national engineering consultancy business in Teesside who are hiring a Head of Construction. This position is to lead and manage the Construction team across the full lifecycle of the portfolio of construction projects.

The role is essential in identifying and managing construction risks and in ensuring the satisfactory commercial performance of our projects during the delivery phase and in gaining the confidence and trust of our customers, suppliers and sub-contractors and ensuring our staff find this to be a professional, enjoyable, and rewarding place to work.

The Head of Construction is position will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and will be based in Thornaby with travel across the UK and potentially overseas. 

The Role

  • Allocation and management of construction resource to meet project workloads requirements.

  • Ensuring high standards of Health, Safety and Environmental compliance during all construction stages.

  • Ensuring quality assurance in construction is achieved and to the company standards.

  • Undertaking and/or managing audits for compliance with SHE, QA standards and compliance with other company standards

  • Ensuring contractual requirements are achieved and site management teams are capable and motivated to meet those requirements.

  • Ensuring the Customer is kept informed of progress and addresses any issues or matters of concern.

  • Dealing with Sub-contractor/supplier vetting, pre-selection and arbitrating disputes

  • Delivering a Construction based summary report monthly to the SMT.

  • Company authority on Principle Contractor duties under CDM

  • Ensuring compliance with ISO 9001, 18001 and 45001

Key Responsibilities

  • Departmental management (resources, delivery, budgeting, reporting)

  • Audit and compliance checks (SHE, QA, Other) and production of reports/assessments

  • Monthly construction status report production and presentation

  • Own and manage commercial delivery and reporting from sites, highlight exceptions/risks

  • Competency and people development planning/management

  • Planning input to tenders and estimates

  • Interface with internal departments and take lead where required

  • Ownership of construction elements of the Company Integrated Management System

  • Ensure data reported from sites is correct and accurate

  • Check and challenge construction methodologies to ensure they are safe and effective

  • Prepare and manage manhour estimates and delivery

  • Provide support to customers on Industrial Relations matters

Qualifications and Training

  • An engineer with proven track record

  • Degree or higher education qualified in Engineering discipline

  • Environmentally aware and astute

  • Broad understanding and experience of engineering and construction codes and specifications


  • Proven track record in construction delivery

  • Demonstrable experience in complex multidiscipline projects

  • Commercial experience and responsibility

  • Experience of leading construction projects >£15m


  • A proven leader, respected, inspiring and trusted

  • A competent communicator (written and oral)

  • Able to deal with complex problems and define solutions

  • Able to gain trust quickly

  • Practitioner level skills with standard MS Office suite

  • Competent technical planner

  • Understands planning and reporting functions

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