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Operations Director

Vacancy Salary {Advertised Salary}
Location London
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This is a Full Time/Flexible Working, Permanent vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

WATES CONSTRUCTION have an opportunity for a Operations Director to join our London team to provide operational leadership and take accountability for a portfolio of projects and client relationships across the City.


Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality, we’re also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.


 Key Accountabilities will include:


  • Develop and lead performance management and project strategy ensuring delivery of strong commercial results and exceptional client satisfaction
  • Accountable for all disciplines across all allocated projects
  • Own and manage the relationship with the client from pre-qualification through to tender settlement with consideration for future bid wins on the client account
  • Responsible for the full financial performance of multiple projects
  • Lead supply management strategy and drive change to enhance delivery and efficiencies
  • Development of team through support with learning and development and career progression.


To be successful in the role you will have held an operational leadership role and have experience in successfully managing teams across multiple projects. You will have demonstrable experience for being accountable for all disciplines from the bidding stage; from design and planning through to handover, all within time and budget.

Alongside this you will have the ability to lead and influence at all levels of an organization to deliver outstanding results, successfully develop relationships to create future opportunities and have a proactive approach to risk management and value-add.

Wates Group is one of the largest, and most successful family-owned private construction, development, and property services companies in the UK. We are building a place to work where everyone belongs, by one small act of inclusion at a time. We celebrate difference and welcome diversity.

As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships. 

The Wates Group are committed to three ambitious environmental targets for 2025: Zero Waste, and Zero Carbon, from our operations and Positive Nature Enhancement. Wates are pushing to take a leading role in reducing our industry’s environmental impact.


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