POSITION: Chief Operating Office Completed

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Construction Contracting Company

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: Approximately 2300 located in Johannesburg and various Project sites, predominantly in Africa

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Assume overall responsibility and authority for ensuring business growth by leading, directing and managing business operations activities, ensuring these are delivered in accordance with the organisational strategy so as to meet targets and maximise shareholder value for the Group

GROUP BACKGROUND: a multi-disciplined structural steel, mechanical and piping, electrical and instrumentation construction contracting company with subsidiary companies and operations in various locations in West, East and Southern Africa and South Africa


  • BSc Mech Eng, NHD Mech Eng or equivalent, preferably post graduate business management degree or diploma

  • Significant experience gained in a tough contracting environment, preferably the SMEIP (Structural Steel, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Piping) construction contracting environment of which five years must have been at a senior general management level. Preferable to have international contracting experience, especially  across Africa

  • Preference for experience to have been gained in an organisation with an annual turnover between R2 billion and R5 billion

  • In-depth knowledge of risks, systems and the business environment, coupled with sound technical expertise in the construction industry

  • Experience of building, developing and leading a high calibre team

  • Must be willing to travel in Africa


Note: Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.