Head of Design and Build


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Based in head office (currently Pitstone, LU7) but also visiting sites and clients as appropriate and necessary.,


Administrator, BALI Jobs, Garden Design, Landscaping, Managerial



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Employment Type:

Full time



Job Description:

At Bowles & Wyer, we are passionate about the design and construction of beautiful outdoor spaces. Our work has won many awards, but for us the real pleasure is a happy client. There is a fantastic opportunity at the heart of our team as HEAD OF DESIGN AND BUILD. If you want to make a real difference with a really great company, contact us today at Admin@BowlesWyer.co.uk

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer  
Accountable to: Board of directors  
Development path: This post has the prospect of becoming a full director on the main board.  

General Responsibilities 
Management of the department

The Head of Design and Build will have responsibility for effectively managing the department’s construction function to ensure best practices are followed, costs are controlled and client satisfaction is maximised. The post-holder will ensure that the department increases revenue generation and contribution to the company’s operating profit as well as growing the value added to the company. 
Management of the business

The post entails broader responsibilities which extend across all business areas, which require the job holder to actively promote best practice throughout the company, work effectively as part of the senior management team and take a “whole company” perspective to managing issues. 

Job Requirements:

(listed by anticipated percentage of time, not importance)

Contracts management
  • Prepare project programmes and monitor progress
  • Organise resources for new contracts, including materials, labour and subcontractors
  • Liaise with principal contractors
  • Visit sites and direct operations on site
  • Day-to-day office tasks associated with site management and attending meetings
  • Direct the D&B contracts manager
  • Implement and manage H&S policy including resources and training 
‚ÄčCost planning and management
  • Complete budgets at an early stage in the project to ensure that client expectation in terms of cost is effectively managed. 
  • Prepare professional and thorough quotations for construction to meet the programme. Liaise with the head of design to ensure that the correct information is prepared to allow this.
  • Monitor costs during construction
  • Complete valuations and final account negotiations; preparing and issuing invoices
  • Credit control (D&B) 
 Project planning 
  • With the head of design, set out a programme for master planning, detailed design, pricing, negotiation and projected start date.
  • Liaise with the head of design to ensure that sufficient resources are allocated for the timely production of drawings and other information at each stage to meet with that programme. 
Administration and HR 
  • Day to day business management including insurance, VAT, banking and payroll monitoring.
  • Recruit staff for the department’s construction process including contracts management
  • Training  
  • Other HR matters 
Client liaison 
  • Meet with client or prospective clients as appropriate. Sometimes this will be an initial contact meeting and at other times a meeting(s) will have already occurred with another department head or director.
  • Represent the company professionally at all times.  
  • Client satisfaction is at the heart of this post. Clients should be regularly reviewed to ensure levels of satisfaction are maintained to a high level. 
Company Info
Bowles & Wyer
Unit 5, Tunnel Way
Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, LU, United Kingdom

Phone: 01296 662439
Web Site: http://www.bowleswyer.co.uk/

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