Head of Construction



Dundee City Council

Head of Construction

Ref: DEE03898

Contract: Permanent – Full Time 37 hours per week

Salary: £84,965 - £95,827 per year

Dundee is a city that’s going places.

The UK’s first UNESCO City of Design, it was named the coolest little city in Britain by GQ magazine and described as one of seven cities to watch by CNN.

The £1 billion project to transform Dundee into a world-leading waterfront destination, including the Kengo Kuma-designed V&A Dundee, is attracting international attention.

Dundee is a dynamic and modern city, offering a unique quality of life. Education, arts and culture have been central to recent developments, while the city is also a world leader in the fields of biotechnology and digital media.

Further opportunities lie ahead, such as the now-signed £300 million Tay Cities Deal and its blueprint for a smarter, fairer region. The Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc and Eden Project Dundee proposal are further examples of Dundee’s bold and creative ambition.

Can you be part of the journey, helping maximise the opportunities and create a fairer and more prosperous city?

Can you drive organisational change to improve performance and services while navigating current and future challenges?

Dundee has transformed itself in recent years and now has a growing economy and population, with a vibrant waterfront, including the highly successful V&A Dundee.

This post is in charge of Construction Services, the Council’s in-house delivery service for repairs and construction projects. Construction Services is overseen by a management board, including senior Council officers and stakeholders.

You will manage the delivery of commercial contracts, ensuring customer satisfaction and generating a surplus and lead several teams responsible for the construction, modernisation, repairs, cyclical and planned maintenance for all Council properties, which includes the Council housing stock, schools, offices and community centres. Construction Services also has the opportunity to bid for larger projects as part of the Council’s capital plan.

Key to success is effective resource planning, procurement and tight control of budgets, health and safety and a high standard of work are of utmost importance.

An accomplished professional at a senior level, you will have a relevant professional qualification and a record of achievement through leading multi-disciplinary teams. You will be a leader, innovator and strategic thinker, with a record of successful collaborative working and highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Closing date: 1 October 2021.

Apply here