General Manager – Construction – Located in Newcastle

General Manager – Construction – Located in Newcastle

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Building & Construction
NSW Other
Permanent / Full Time
  • Leadership role, reporting into the Managing Director.
  • Join a company that holds an amazing story and turns 60 this year
  • Enjoy living in Newcastle, the city surrounded by beaches and the Hunter Valley
Robson Civil Projects Pty Ltd is a privately owned business with a solid reputation that has been in operation for 60 years.  Robson has emerged as one of the leading civil construction companies on the east coast of Australia, having developed partnerships with a number of major clients and engineering consultancy firms.

With over 250 experienced employees underpinned by a strong family based culture and with access to a large fleet of late model, well-maintained plant, Robson has the technical capability and resources to deliver complex civil projects in NSW.  These operations are managed through the consistent application of our Integrated Management System which provides a framework for the management of our Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality responsibilities. The Robson Management System is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and AS/NZS 4801. 


Reporting into the Managing Director, this position will provide leadership and general management to the Divisional Managers and construction teams for Robson Civil Projects.
The primary focus of this key leadership position includes assisting the business in achieving the safety, technical and commercial objectives as defined in the strategic business plan.
You will also provide a mentor/ coach style of leadership to the group ensuring that cultural and commercial expectations are maintained and achieved.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Demonstrate a proactive commitment to upholding work health and safety as a core business value.
  • Mentor and support the Divisional Managers to achieve greater onsite efficiencies to improve project margins.
  • Implement long and short-term business objectives, including customer relationship management plans in conjunction with the sales team.Manage and coordinate with the estimating team and the Divisional Managers to ensure that the forward order book is in line with the business strategy, ensuring a diversified portfolio of projects are being tendered for and converted
  • Maintain strong partnerships with all divisions to plan, estimate and deliver on projects within defined risk, capability, and business objectives.
  • Ensure project safety, technical and commercial objectives and planned and delivered.
  • Develop and mentor project management teams in relation to methodology and production efficiencies for projects.
  • Ensure project reporting is provided on a timely basis, detailing performance and financial variations.
  • Maintain compliance and ensure procedures are consistent and complementary to Board approved policies.
  • 10 years’ experience within a leadership capacity across the construction sector.
  • Tertiary level engineering qualifications coupled with an MBA (preferred) or equivalent.
  • Experience managing site works on projects $15M plus.
  • Leading safety management practises with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A proven leader, with the ability to bring safety, leadership, strategy, relationship management, communication, resilience, and delivery all together.

Robson Civil Projects prides themselves on their culture. The culture is collaborative, and family based. They take great pride in maintaining this culture, which has been the foundation of their business since established over 50 years ago.

  • Supportive leadership team.
  • A business that truly values culture and their people.
  • Strong, stable business – staff, resources and clients.
  • Strong onboarding coupled with continued training and development.
  • Work for one of the most highly respected top civil construction firms within New South Wales.
Please click APPLY or for a confidential discussion please reach out to Clare Ferguson on 0499 033 130 or Simon Rutten 0447 718 446.
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