Head of Construction

Head of Construction
Utopia, Jamaica

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Dec 20, 2023
Last Date
Jan 20, 2024

Job Description

We are seeking a Head of Construction, with very strong project management skills to join the team and manage end to end construction projects around the globe. The position will be reporting directly to the General Manager of the business. The position is based in Jericoacoara, so relocation will be necessary if the candidate does not already live there.

What you'll be doing:

  • Strategic Planning: Develop construction project strategies and long-term plans to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  • Project Management: Oversee and manage construction projects from initiation to completion, ensuring they stay on schedule and within budget.
  • Budgeting and Financial Management: Create and manage project budgets, monitor costs, and optimize resource allocation.
  • Team Leadership: Recruit, hire, and manage construction professionals, including project managers, engineers, and skilled labor.
  • Contract Negotiation: Negotiate contracts with suppliers, subcontractors, and other construction-related vendors.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate potential risks and issues in construction projects.
  • Quality Control and Assurance: Implement quality control processes and standards to ensure compliance with building codes and regulations.
  • Scheduling and Timeline Management: Create project schedules and timelines and ensure adherence to deadlines.
  • Resource Allocation: Efficiently allocate and manage resources, including materials, equipment, and labor.
  • Safety Compliance: Oversee safety programs and ensure compliance with safety regulations and standards.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and obtain necessary permits and approvals.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Interact with clients, architects, engineers, and other project stakeholders, providing regular updates and addressing concerns.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate project records and documentation, generating reports on project status, budget, and performance.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Promote and integrate sustainable construction practices and materials to reduce the environmental impact of projects.
  • Client Satisfaction: Ensure that client needs and expectations are met or exceeded and address client feedback and concerns.
  • Technology Integration: Stay current with construction industry trends and technology, and implement innovative construction methods and tools.
  • Dispute Resolution: Address and resolve conflicts and disputes that may arise during construction projects.
  • Change Management: Manage change orders and project variations effectively, including assessing their impact on the project.
  • Project Closeout: Oversee the successful completion and handover of projects to clients, ensuring all necessary documentation and warranties are provided.
  • Performance Evaluation: Evaluate the performance of construction projects and conduct post-project reviews to identify areas for improvement.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify and implement process improvements and best practices in construction operations.
  • Legal and Compliance Matters: Address legal issues, including contractual disputes and claims, and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Resource Development: Mentor and develop construction staff to build a highly skilled and motivated team.
  • Cost Estimation: Provide accurate cost estimates for construction projects during the bidding and proposal process.
  • Community Relations: Manage relationships with local communities and address any community concerns related to construction activities.
  • Innovation and Research: Stay updated with the latest construction industry innovations and conduct research to apply new technologies and methodologies.


  • Education: A bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering, architecture, or a related field is often required.
  • Work Experience: Substantial experience in the construction industry, including a track record of managing and successfully delivering complex construction projects.
    A minimum of 10-15 years of relevant experience.
  • References and Portfolio: A strong portfolio of successfully completed construction projects and positive references from previous employers or

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