EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Completed

POSITION: Managing Director, Western Cape

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Construction

JOB LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer

REPORTING STRUCTURE: Commercial Director, Operations Director, Financial Manager, Human Resource Manager, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, Estimating Manager

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Assume overall responsibility and authority for leading the Cape Town based office of a South African Construction Company. Take responsibility for on-going contract execution and also managing and growing the Division through new project acquisition.  Grow turnover and profitability and maximise overall stakeholder value for the Division and the overall Group. Provide leadership and vision for the staff of this division and, at the same time, ensure that the highest health, safety and environmental standards are maintained within the business

 SPECIFIC QUALITIES, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL INCLUDE: 

  • Cape Town experience
  • A civil engineer, construction management or quantity surveyor graduate.
  • Ideally a relevant professional registration.
  • An MBA or general management qualification would be an added benefit
  • At least ten years experience gained in managing major building construction projects of which five years must have been at a senior general management level.
  • Must have lead projects through acquisition, inception and execution phases ideally as a principal contractor.
  • Must have a track record for successfully completing large scale building projects on time and within budget (with a good health, safety and environmental record).
  • In-depth knowledge of the risks and an ability to manage risks, achieve zero harm to the environment and (very importantly) the personnel on projects.
  • Sound technical expertise in building construction.

  Note:  Part of the Woodburn Mann process involves verification your qualifications. Many clients also request that potential candidates complete criminal and credit checks.