Head of Planning & Construction

Frankfurt am Main

Location

Frankfurt am Main

Job Type

Permanent

Reference

71802

Job Summary

We are actively seeking a Head of Planning and Construction for our international private equity firm specialising in the development and operation of innovative self-storage and business storage space in Germany.

Please kindly see below the role and responsibilities:

The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to ensure that projects are built to budget and on programme delivering them in line with the agreed design.

  • Implement and adhere to a process led planning function with clear roles and responsibilities across the internal and external advisory team
  • Continual development of the division: analysing processes and identifying potential for improvement across the value chain. Implementation of measures for the continuous development and optimisation of the division leading to improved execution timing for positive building permit resolutions and project delivery
  • Develop optimal tender process helping to select contractors, attending contractor interviews where required
  • Review build contracts, construction plans and programmes for development sites across the portfolio ensuring they remain on track, maintaining a first-hand understanding of the progress
  • Being the principal day to day contact for construction matters and reporting back to PMs and DMs on progress, design matters and/or build risk
  • Assist in overseeing cost control and management of the project budget including monthly financial reporting
  • Overseeing technical and environmental due diligence reports in respect of each development and ensuring that investor risk is minimised in all circumstances. 
  • Attending site construction meetings and carrying out regular inspections with the wider construction and professional team.
Your Profile:
  • University degree in construction management, in architecture, property management or comparable qualification
  • Strong communication, negotiation, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Business fluent German and English language skills , both written and spoken
  • Experience and a proven track record of developing and implementing construction projects
  • Competent in influencing colleagues, suppliers, statutory service providers and local authorities to support a successful project delivery 
  • Strong technical development/project & risk management experience. In-depth knowledge of the regulatory landscape in Germany around health & safety legislation, construction management, contract negotiation, dispute resolution and settlements and best practice guidelines

Please kindly reach out directly to suhl@macdonaldandcompany.com if you have questions.
Samantha Uhl

Frankfurt

Samantha Uhl

Associate

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