We work with Residential Developers, Affordable Housing Contractors, Main and Specialist Contractors, Developers and Funds across the UK.
We work across the full spectrum of MRG services offering Search, Permanent, Retained Campaign and Freelance services. We conduct campaigns for Directors and Senior Managers across Production, Pre-Construction Commercial, Technical, Land, and Sales & Marketing and Development Management at salary levels from £50,000 to £120,000 per annum.
See our online candidate information pack for the role of Post Construction Services Manager at UPP below;
The housebuilding industry in the UK has a big problem, a ticking demographic time bomb that could see the start of a new War for Talent in the sector. Around 20% of the workforce is due to retire in the next four or five years, and by definition those reaching retirement are typically the more senior individuals in a business. Depending on the make up any given company, this could be as high as 70%-80% of the company’s senior management structure. Natural attrition rates like this within business are nothing new, and in most circumstances, there are people coming through to succeed those hanging up their boots and swapping the office for the golf course or the beach. What makes the residential industry’s situation unique is what we saw happen in 2007-2008 because of the global financial crisis. Companies folded, regions closed, and those Companies that weathered the storm were reduced to skeleton staff levels almost overnight. Thousands of people were lost to the industry, and there then followed a fallow period for a number of years where limited new blood was brought in to the industry. This has resulted in a wide experience gap between the most senior people in the industry, and those looking to replace them. That is not to say that there aren’t good people coming through the ranks, but even with training and succession planning there just aren’t enough people with the right level of experience to fill all the holes that will soon start appearing at regional board level across the industry. There’s no substitute for experience, and that is especially true when problems arise. Whether it’s in Build, Technical, Commercial, Sales, or Land, experienced Directors are already a highly sought-after commodity, and soon they are going to be even more in demand. Employers need to be able stand out in a crowded and competitive market, companies that don’t regularly review their salary levels, or offer a better work life balance, could soon find themselves losing out when it comes to securing the best talent to fill those key senior positions. The housebuilding industry is heading in to unchartered territory and those companies that adapt their recruitment & retention strategies and implement effective management training & succession planning are going to be the ones best placed to diffuse the retirement time bomb. Nick Frost
Estates leads on the development and implementation the vision for the estate which includes new buildings that will transform the learning and teaching experience at the University’s campuses as well as innovative refurbishments and space, energy management and biodiversity projects. We are currently working on schemes with architectural practices with worldwide reputations, including Grafton Architects and Haworth Tompkins.
The Project Manager will lead briefing, design development, procurement and project delivery on larger scale projects across the University Estate and will act as the in-house project manager on smaller scale projects. This is a unique client-side project management role that will give the post-holder great experience across a diverse range of projects. The role will give the University the in-house capability to deliver best value for money and design quality, ranging from minor projects at circa £0.1m to £0.5m to major capital schemes in excess of £20m. There will be immediate involvement with a £20m+ refurbishment project at the Kingston School of Art.
The successful candidate will possess significant project management experience, including leading small scale projects and large capital schemes, working on building types with comparable characteristics to those found in the Higher Education sector. Strong strategic planning and project management skills with experience of business reporting to senior level stakeholders will be expected. Prospective candidates will be technically competent and familiar with construction contract administration and able to demonstrate good experience of managing construction projects safely and within agreed parameters of time, cost and quality.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills together with the capability to work in a cross-functional way are required in this role.
Kingston University offers an attractive package of additional benefits including:
• 35 days annual leave per year, in addition to public holidays.
• An excellent local government career average pension scheme.
• A positive attitude to returners to work / requests for flexible working.
For a confidential discussion and the full job description please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill (email@example.com) and Nicholas Coppard (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 0203 962 9900. To apply please send a CV and covering letter to email@example.com.
Closing date for applications: 9th June 2019. Interviews are scheduled for: w/c 24th June 2019.