Vacancy details

Business Unit Director

Location: London and South

London and Southern Region

Taylor Woodrow is recruiting for a Business Unit Director to lead our London and southern region. Based out of our head offices in Watford, the Business Unit Director will be responsible for managing a team delivering upwards of £50m of works across frameworks for Transport for London, National Highways and others.


Job role:

·        Oversee a team of 100+ employees delivering civil engineering projects with a combined value of £50m+

·        Manage the Business Unit to deliver the company’s vision, values and strategy, whilst delivering upwards of 4.0% net profit and positive DSO results  

·        Ensure that the business unit remains agile, building the client base and knowledge of the team to be multidisciplinary 

·        Act as a role model that ensures all team members are valued, empowered and motivated to deliver a profitable business that is highly respected by all stakeholders for its quality of service delivery, professionalism, productivity, innovation and customer care  

·        Build strong client relationships with internal and external clients at all levels, whilst identifying and developing new strategic opportunities for growth through business planning

·        Oversee health, safety and environment whilst ensuring all team members and supply chain partners are aligned and engaged within the business targets

·        Build the Regional Civils business experience in all sectors including Highways, Water, Energy and Rail

·        Embed a performance management culture, ensuring the business has the required systems, processes and expertise in place to drive continuous improvement to all clients and customers

·        Embrace and promote a lean culture within the business that clearly shows demonstrable benefits to the delivery and financial return

·        Deliver a five-year plan on growth, opportunities, CAPEX investment and new solutions that can be sustainably delivered through annual plans that will maintain a continued high level of service and improve financial return

·        Ensure timely cash collection, positive cash flow, reduction in WIP and resolution to debt / financial disputes


Person Specification

·        Formal qualification in a civil engineering background or similar

·        Extensive experience as a manager in a civils contracting role is essential

·        Fellow or Member with an appropriate influential trade body experience (i.e. ICE, CIHT) is advantageous

·        Experience in management of full P&L


To apply for this role, please send your CV quoting IW-BUD to

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