Senior Consultant - Construction

Southampton, Hampshire
£42,631 - £64,199 per annum (subject to experience)
13 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Job Type

Do you relish a deadline-driven construction role where the results of your inspired efforts stand for everyone to see, as they come to life, brick by brick? Our National Property Department is strengthening its construction team to meet our ambitious expansion plans and are now looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Consultant to join the Property team.

You will oversee the construction of new stores, extensions and modernisations of our existing store portfolio, ensuring the highest quality standards and compliance with our corporate specification and H&S requirements. Managing relationships with key collaborators, you will liaise with internal and external parties throughout the project cycle. Working proactively to address potential obstacles and plan costs, you will ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

What will you do?

  • Overseeing the construction of new stores, extensions and modernisations of our existing store portfolio
  • Managing assigned project plans and deadlines
  • Monitoring project progress and checking quality standards are met at all times
  • Managing relationships with external companies, contractors and suppliers
  • Ensuring compliance with our corporate specification and internal procedures
  • Ensuring the highest standards of Health & Safety performance on all construction sites
  • Remedying any issues quickly and effectively with an aim to keeping projects moving and ensuring deadlines are not jeopardised
  • Reporting on the progress of construction projects to the Senior team
  • Budget management and controlling project costs

What will you need?

  • Degree-level education in Engineering or Construction
  • Relevant practical experience, ideally in new build project management
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent negotiating and organisational skills
  • Sound commercial acumen
  • The ability to multi-task and handle conflicting deadlines
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Equal comfort working within a team and on your own
  • Fluency in German is advantageous but not essential

What do we offer?

  • £42,631 - £64,199 per annum (subject to experience)
  • 10% London Weighting (non-contractual) for employees working within the M25
  • Fully expensed company car including personal private mileage - Audi A4 or A3
  • 35 days holiday per annum (pro rata, including Bank Holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • 10% discount on all Lidl products, in all stores throughout the UK
  • Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays, home and garden products, leisure activities and more)
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Excellent long-term career prospects

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