Chief Executive Officer – Construction - Professional Career Services, Gauteng

  • Gauteng
  • Salary: R250 000.00 Per Month
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by Professional Career Services on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Reference: RB 11910
  • Apply before Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 15 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Professional Career Services

Ref: RB 11910 - Chief Executive Officer – Construction

Employer Description

Our client, who forms part of an international group, is an expert specialist contractor and provider of turnkey Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) solutions for large projects across the Middle East and Africa including South Africa.

Job Description


You will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to the business units, to ensure their continued profitability.growth and sustainability. This role will include Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing activities as well as Service and Maintenance for commercial and industrial clients. Reporting to the Customer Services Executive, Your duties will include:

  • Strategy formulation
  • Translating business strategic imperatives and priorities into functional strategy and tactical plans
  • P&L responsibility for the business
  • Strict control over budget including development costs, travel and other expences
  • Maintaining a strong pipeline of opportunities
  • Maintaining EBITDA margin above 5%
  • Driving operational excellence
  • Embody inspirational leadership and creating and sustaining a high performance culture
  • Overall management of all company activities
  • Budgeting and financial control
  • Marketing the company brands
  • Finalisation of tender submissions
  • Identification and mitigation of risks
  • Reporting to the Board of Directors and Shareholders on all business activities
  • Ensuring system and procedure compliance
  • Management of employee performance
  • Support in the acquisition and mergers of business
  • Ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements
  • Approval and control of all capital and operational expenses
  • External liaisons with all stakeholders, clients and the general public

Candidate Requirements



  • A Bachelors or higher in Accounting/Business Management
  • CA/MBA will be advantageous
  • An additional qualification in Engineering and/or Construction Management will be an advantage
  • Previous experience in HVAC or other Engineering construction will be advantageous




  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in a Senior/Executive Management role with P&L responsibility  in the construction industry
  • Superior commercial acumen
  • Track record of successfully leading companies with headcount of 500+ employees and turnover of R500m+
  • In depth insight into contract laws in the construction industry
  • Passionate leadership skills
  • Superior strategic thinking abilities
  • Energetic and inspirational disposition
  • Able to travel extensively domestically and internationally
  • Superior standards and ethics
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About Professional Career Services

For these last 32 years, for the most part, we have recruited our recruiters from the industries that they will be recruiting for and this has proven to be a successful formula for us, our clients (employers) and our candidates (career seekers).  Over and above this, we have - through a well-run organisation, good support staff, an excellent specialised database and proper financial management - been able to facilitate the vital services we provide to our clients & candidates alike, despite the various ups & downs of the economy over these last 32 years.

Our Motto
Prompt & Professional Service with Integrity & Care

Our Vision
Partnering the future of like-minded people through a thorough understanding of our client’s business, culture & needs and our candidate’s culture, career aspirations & capabilities

Why Choose Us
Despite the fact that we now handle a variety of specialist fields or niche markets, when you deal with us you will deal with a Team of Specialist Recruiters in each of these various specific fields