Construction directors are responsible for planning and managing all construction activities.
The Role
  • Meeting regularly with clients, third parties and managers to report progress
  • Determining and managing the manpower requirements of a project
  • Setting targets, objectives and responsibilities for all supervised staff
  • Recommending policy and procedure improvements
  • Monitoring performance against agreed criteria
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring contractual obligations related to the construction are fulfilled
  • Liaising with sub-contractors and advisors, ensuring the delivery of high quality within contract timescales
  • Dealing with the escalation of contract disputes to mitigate the impact and support on-time delivery
  • This is a full-time role, but due to the high level of responsibility in this role, overtime may have to be done to meet deadlines.
Salary
  • Construction directors with limited experience can earn in the region of £50,000 to £60,000
  • With experience, they can earn in the region of £60,000 to £85,000
  • Senior construction directors can earn in the region of £85,000 to £110,000+
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications & Training
To work as a construction director you would usually need an HNC or HND or a university degree in a subject accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), such as construction engineering, civil engineering or construction management. For those without relevant qualifications in construction management, it’s still possible to progress on the strength of industry experience. Positions, such as construction manager or site agent provide essential experience and at this point, combining work with part-time study to complete relevant qualifications in construction management, is a natural progression. Either way, you would need at least ten years’ industry experience and proven performance to progress to construction director.