Operations Director - Construction - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 70,000 - 90,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1902-13178

Consultant: Elaine Burke

Are you an experienced Operations Director with 15+ years’ experience on large complex projects, operating in a similar role i.e. Operations Manager, Senior Contracts Manager?

If you are interested in discussing this role further, contact Elaine on +353-1-9696684 or send your CV to elaine@jobcontax.com

Operations Director - Construction - Dublin


Our client is one of the market leaders in designing, manufacturing and supplying architectural precast cladding in the UK and Ireland.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Operations Director to organize and oversee the daily operations of our company. You will be the one to ensure that our business is well-coordinated and productive, by managing its procedures and coaching its people.

The area of responsibility for this role is very wide and thus requires thorough knowledge of various company processes. The ideal candidate must be competent and able to plan many kinds of operational activities. He/She must be an excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to run the business.

The goal is to safeguard and augment the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

You will provide leadership, direction and challenge to create a culture of high performance and efficiency, continual improvement, innovation and client focus.

You will establish effective working relationships with key partners and clients in all business areas.

You will create, lead, mentor and coach a high performing team of professionals that have vast experience in many technologies and disciplines

You will provide technical direction to engineers and project management on key operations projects

as well as resource management, to ensure any issues impacting on our facilities or client sites across Ireland and the UK, are accurately resourced and resolved.

One of your main objectives will be to meet project budgets, so you must assess the operational and financial risks for proposed construction projects and help the company to select the most commercially viable ones. This will involve overseeing the agreement of project timelines, costs and resources, getting buy-in from project teams and ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget.

As Operations Director, it is your responsibility to agree and sign-off on the design and execution of engineering, manufacturing, construction and project management strategies for various projects. This may involve outlining guidelines for selecting contractors, determining who takes responsibility in case of unexpected events such as natural disasters, and specifying the order in which construction activities will be undertaken.

You will oversee the development of a range of operational programs, such as a quality assurance program. In this instance, you will collaborate with civil engineers to, for instance, outline the quality checks a completed project undergoes before it is delivered to the client.

Working with the Associate Director of Construction and Production, you will ensure that all construction projects in progress are completed on schedule and within budget. You will stay in constant communication with project managers, ready to address any arising challenges.

You will liaise with the Board to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals while being responsible for the planning and monitoring of the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress is guaranteed.

Oversee production facilities, identifying suitable changes to manufacturing processes and personnel to improve efficiencies, enhance specification and quality of product and meet construction programme.

Good knowledge and previous experience of Health, Safety and Environmental compliance, employment legislation and experience of its application.

Full visibility and ownership for procurement and supply chain management.

Working in conjunction with our Head of Commercial to ensure full awareness of all information at Estimating/Surveying handover.

Representing the company, you will actively participate in site project meetings, ensuring that all commercial and operational matters are discussed, and problems investigated and resolved. You will track project progress through detailed plans, providing advice and feedback to senior management at regular meetings.

You will demonstrate continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work collaboratively to provide quality, seamless customer service while building and managing the client relationships.


3rd Level qualification in Engineering/Construction or related field

Appropriate Health & Safety and Environmental qualifications

Strong knowledge of BIM

Excellent computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Project Management.

15+ years’ experience on large complex projects, operating in a similar role i.e. Operations Manager, Senior Contracts Manager

Experience of working with multidisciplinary team such as Engineering, Design, Project Management and Construction Management Teams

Proven track record of seeing projects through to their successful completion

Strong knowledge of precast cladding/façade construction techniques, buildability and value engineering concepts.

Ability to demonstrate financial, commercial and business development acumen.

Strong customer focus skills with the ability to build relationships and networks with strategic stakeholders.

Excellent communication skills – oral, written, listening, executive presentations.

Analytical thinker with demonstrated problem solving skills.

Ability to work well under pressure, prioritise and plan effectively within a strict deadline environment.


€70 - €90k, dependent on experience


Elaine Burke is the consultant managing this position. 

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact her by e-mail elaine@jobcontax.com or phone +353-1-9696684


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