Tuesday 6th November 2018

Regional Construction Operations Manager - Orbit, Maidstone Kent

Orbit has an excellent opportunity for a Regional Construction Operations Manager to lead and manage the construction team in delivering the build programme in the Southern region.

Job purpose: This is a truly exciting time to join Orbit as they are currently transforming their Property Investment teams located in the Midlands, Southern and Eastern regions. The regional teams will be responsible for the end to end delivery of all processes from land acquisition and planning consent, development and delivery of new homes through to sales. They have an ambitious programme with the view to deliver excellent customer service, deliver more homes, invest in existing stock and make Orbit a great place to work. To achieve these goals, Orbit has created a new operating model for the Property Investment teams and as a result of this there are a number of excellent job opportunities available.

Main duties:

Covering the Kent, Sussex and Surrey areas, you will be responsible for the day to day management of the construction sites and allocated Site Managers. Reporting into the Operations Director, you will ensure the safe planning and completion of direct build activities are carried out in line with agreed planning and programmes. This role will see you promote a high standard of Health and Safety performance and to drive continuous improvement.

Candidate requirements:

  • To be a strong applicant, we are looking for an in-depth experienced Contracts Manager, who has managed Construction Teams in a House Building setting.
  • You’ll possess strong technical and commercial knowledge of construction and have the ability to implement Health, Safety and Welfare legislation.
  • You will need to be CIOB (Chartered Institution of Building) qualified, degree in Construction or equivalent. A CSCS card and SMSTS is also essential.
  • Please be aware this role requires someone who has a driving licence and access to a vehicle.


Why apply?

We believe that an organisation's best asset is its people, and as such we want everyone to feel that they can make a difference. We want to unlock the potential in all Orbit employees and maximise their satisfaction in the job. We have a corporate training programme, opportunities for professional development and our staff tell us we are a great organisation to work for. We offer an excellent benefits package, including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance and gym membership, 27 days holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

About us:

As one of the country’s largest housing associations, Orbit owns and manages 40,000 homes and is committed to its purpose of Building Communities. Orbit is an ambitious, dynamic organisation with national reach and influence. We are passionate about making a real difference to our communities, ensuring our customers are proud of where they live. We are a long-term sustainable business and make profit for a purpose in order to re-invest in our services and to build much needed new homes.


How to apply:

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need to [email protected]. If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Becky George.

  • Location Maidstone, Kent
  • Salary £72000 - £80000 p/a plus £5,400 p/a car allowan
  • Contact Name Becky George
  • Contact Details 01462 429 750/ [email protected]
  • Job Type Permanent

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