Operations Director

UK-Merseyside-Newton le Willows
2 weeks ago
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Construction & Operations Management


At Robertson, we build much more than just ground-breaking infrastructure. We build brilliant communities, we build forward-thinking businesses, and we build the kind of amazing, career-transforming futures that our people look forward to every day.


We’re one of the UK’s largest, independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies – and we’re still growing fast. The way we work is innovative and transformative, our people are passionate and knowledgeable, our culture is warm, friendly and family-driven, and with over 50 years’ experience of our industry, our clients trust us to deliver everything we promise.


This role will be working for Robertson Construction England, North West office - based in Haydock, Newton le Willows - covering sites across the North West of England.

Your new role

When it comes to your career, we deliver everything we promise too.


As Operations Director, you’ll be responsible for:


  • To manage the construction delivery of all projects across the region, from inception to completion, to ensure the demands of programme, profitability, safety and quality are met.
  • To promote harmonious working relationships between our project teams, the design teams and the client’s representatives to win repeat work.
  • To participate in the pre-construction/bid process of projects, from inception to financial close, to meet the client’s requirements by working closely with the bid and commercial teams to optimise buildability, programme and profitability for Robertson.
  • To manage the rectification of defects on all completed projects, to achieve quickest release of retention at the least cost to Robertson.
  • To assist the Regional Senior Management Team effectively and efficiently run the business as required. 


  • Liaise with the customer, clients and design teams.
  • Provide leadership and support to the site teams: Project Managers, Site Managers and   support staff.
  • Highlighting any training needs for staff in line with Robertson’s training matrix.
  • A primary function will include supporting and developing senior management in maintaining robust and effective management teams to lead the North West construction business throughout our operating area.
  • To develop the main logic of the works programme and monitor the progress of it weekly.
  • Ensure all work is carried out safely, and all works comply with current legislation.
  • Carry out Director’s Safety Tours and any safety investigations, in conjunction with the Health & Safety Manager as required.
  • Assist project teams to develop Method Statements and Risk Assessments, together with the Safety Plan, and to observe the requirements of the CDM Regulations in the status of Principal Contractor.
  • Work closely with the company’s Commercial Director and Senior Quantity Surveyors, providing the necessary input to CVR reports on projects’ current and projected financial status.
  • Prepare operational updates for monthly management reports and attend Board meetings as and when required.   
  • Prepare reports with SQS and lead the monthly CVR meetings for each live project.
  • Prepare reports for monthly site meetings with clients and represent Robertson.
  • Expedite information release from design team and ensure design team meetings are held, minuted and the minutes disseminated.
  • Provide input into buildability, programme, methodology and costings during the feasibility and construction stages.
  • Manage correspondence flow for the projects under your management.
  • Report contractual risk situations to regional directors and mitigate them.
  • Monitor the quality of the works to hand over a snag free building.
  • Ensure the requirements of the company’s Quality Procedure Manual are followed on all projects.
  • Manage the resource on site to ensure sufficient staff are available to maintain SHEQ standards and requirements at all times.
  • Assist in the selection and approval of sub-contractors and their scope of works.
  • Assist with the selection, recruitment, induction and longevity of operational staff – including conducting probation reviews and regular appraisals for all staff.
  • To work in conjunction with the Regional Managing Director and members of the Board in terms of issues that affect the operational effectiveness of the business.
  • Attend and contribute to the weekly Senior Management Team meetings for the North West business
  • All other duties as assigned to effectively carry out your role.

To join us, we’re looking for:

  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of leading construction projects, preferably at Director level.
  • They will have relevant experience of managing multiple sites in the construction industry.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead construction and pre-construction teams.
  • Knowledge of local construction market.
  • Ability to negotiate with sub-contractors, designers and clients.
  • Strong Health and Safety ethos.
  • Current/valid SMSTS, Health & Safety at Work and Fire Marshal qualifications.
  • CSCS Managerial Card.
  • Full driving licence.


What's in it for me

We also look after our people just as much as we look after our clients, and you’ll discover dedicated training teams to help keep you up to speed, together with a huge range of personal development programmes.


And on top of a competitive salary and pension, you’ll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you’re based.


Ready to #TransformYourCareer? Apply now! 


Robertson is an Equal Opportunities Employer


A full job description can be provided upon request.


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