Regional Construction Manager (Housing)

Location Garden Court, Coventry, CV3 2SU
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £70,000 - £71,950
Contract Permanent
Division Orbit Homes

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK.  Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.  But one thing that has never changed.  Our belief in people and what they can achieve.

Your role at Orbit.

With an established track record delivering over 10,000 homes to date and ambition to build a further 8,000 new homes before 2025, Orbit is one of the country’s major housing developers. We also have an exciting strategic partnership with Homes England to deliver, with a funding package of some £129 million.

We are recruiting a Regional Construction Manager (known internally as Regional Operations Manager) who will play a vital role in achieving our commitment to deliver good quality affordable homes across the Midlands.  You will support the Construction Director to ensure the safe planning and execution of direct build and contracted activities on our developments to ensure that we deliver a five-star product and experience.

As our Regional Construction Manager your remit will focus on the delivery of regional group targets including pre-development operations, development programming, product delivery, customer care and health and safety.

You will set and monitor programmes and ensure that all sites are adequately resourced to enable construction to be conducted safely, economically and to programme.  You will work alongside the commercial and technical teams to optimise value engineering opportunities and building in a ‘best value’ approach.  You will drive performance and compliance around health and safety, ensuring good practice and commitment to continuous improvement.  You will play an active part in the regional build and sales meetings and report on build progress and opportunities to facilitate realistic legal completion forecasts.

We will reward you with a base salary up to £71,950, group bonus up to 20%, car allowance, 27 days holiday plus 9 bank holidays, generous pension, private medical and much more.

What will help you make a difference.

You’ll be an expert in new homes construction with time served as a Senior Project Manager or Contracts Manager.  You should possess strong programming, technical and commercial knowledge and be able to rationalise and simplify aspects of the construction delivery.  You will be full conversant with building and NHBC regulations in addition to health and safety and welfare legislation.

We are looking for an individual that can demonstrate the delivery of quality homes, excellent customer satisfaction and NHBC results.  You will be able to think in a strategic way and make well-reasoned judgements.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service.

Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.

Some of our core benefits include:

  • Car allowance £5,400
  • Group bonus potential up to 20% of salary
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more

Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.  We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties.  Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive.  We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

Work for Orbit.  Believe in people.

We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

Application deadline: 21 February 2021