Turn the vision into a reality

Our construction teams are the people who make it happen. They oversee the physical build of our homes, turning the vision of our designers into a reality.

Teamwork is key here. All the trade work carried out on site (bricklaying, joinery, plumbing and so on) is performed by subcontractors and, for the most part, our construction team are the managers who oversee the process. Site managers, for example, will co-ordinate all our subcontracted trades, ensuring that build quality, workmanship and attention to detail are consistently high. Championing best practice on site, they will safeguard health, safety and environmental standards while making sure we hit our project milestones.

The challenges in construction are many and varied. Each development has a broad mix of housing designs, so your skills will be tested in all sorts of different ways. And because these developments are often completed in just one or two phases, you’ll see an empty site turn into a thriving community much more quickly than you might with other big developers.

If you take real pride in your work, this is a great opportunity to join an award-winning team. We craft the highest-quality homes, taking a huge amount of care over every single detail. By joining us, you’ll develop both your skills and reputation – as well as homes that people love to live in.

  • I love the variety of my job. I feel like I've achieved a lot in a relatively short time here
    Zara – Group Construction Coordinator

    Our People

    Zara joined Redrow in August 2013 as an Assistant Site Manager. She has since been promoted from Site Manager to Project Site Manager and now to Group Construction Coordinator.

    “Before I joined Redrow, I’d been working for another large house builder. A colleague of mine left to join Redrow, and was very complimentary about the company – especially its ethos and the quality of the homes it produced. So I decided to make a change too.

    I normally start off the day by speaking to all the trades, making sure they know what they’re doing and have all the information they need.

    I love the variety of my job, and really enjoy the problem-solving element. And it’s always rewarding to move customers into their new home. In the short time I’ve been here, I feel as if I’ve achieved a lot. I’ve taken a number of in-house training courses, which have helped me settle in and learn about the Redrow culture. I’ve also achieved NVQ level 6, which has enabled me to gain a management-level CSCS card. But I’m probably most proud of being part of a site team that’s won an NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ award two years in a row.”

  • I love being out on site and getting to know the team, subcontractors and suppliers
    Ashley – Area Construction Manager

    Our People

    Ashley-TAshley’s story is an exceptional one. Leaving school at 16, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and learn the art of bricklaying. In 2013, he was crowned the best young bricklayer in the world at the WorldSkills competition. That’s when he decided to join Redrow.

    “The last few years have been a bit crazy for me, winning the gold medal in Germany and then getting a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday List.

    “Becoming an Assistant Site Manager was quite a departure from bricklaying. I have to juggle and prioritise tasks and keep track of a lot of different things. That said, I love being out on site and getting to know the team, subcontractors and suppliers. I think a major part of the job is about building relationships”.

    Ashley’s hard work is certainly paying off as he has now been promoted to Area Construction Manager following previous promotions to Project and Senior Project Site Manager for our North West division.

    “I’m proud to work for Redrow. The company’s been for around for 40 years and yet it still continues to produce an excellent product.”

  • Knowing that the customer will be happy in their home gives me great satisfaction.
    Shaun – Area Construction Manager

    Our People

    Shaun-PhoenixShaun started with us as an apprentice when he was 16. Since then he’s steadily risen up the ranks, most  recently progressing from Site Manager to Area Construction Manager for our Lancashire division. In 2014, he was awarded his sixth NHBC Quality Award for his contribution to our Lytham Quays development.

    “There’s a huge amount of variety to my role. A typical day could find me studying drawings, engaging with customers, liaising with contractors, troubleshooting problems and so on. Then there are all the health and safety procedures. It’s down to me to check things like the integrity of our scaffolding. I’m also responsible for inducting people in health and safety and ensuring procedures are properly followed.

    “Make no mistake about it – this is not an easy role. There are so many different challenges. It’s up to me to keep on top of health and safety regulations, which are constantly changing, likewise our construction drawings, and balance costs with our quality requirements which are extremely high. But the pressures are worth it. Knowing that the customer will be happy in their home gives me great satisfaction.”

  • I like the variation from day to day as no two days are the same.
    Kim – Assistant Site Manager

    Our People

    Kim CragenKim started on our Trainee Site Assistant Programme in August 2015 after hearing about the programme from a Redrow Employee. She has since been promoted to Assistant Site Manager for our South East division.

    “I have been working on site since I was very young so I was always interested in a job in construction. Then when Mike Tynan mentioned the trainee programme to me, I told him I was interested in the role and was then offered the opportunity.

    Every day is different on site – I could be doing a variety of tasks. When I get to site, I usually have a queue of people asking what they should be doing or requesting drawings. After this, I could be reviewing my build programme, delegating work, walking through plots to check contractors are doing what they are supposed to, or snagging. On other occasions, I could be checking emails, meeting with my site manager for our regular site update, paper work, filing, overseeing works, liaising with customer care, or meeting with customers.

    I like the variation from day to day as no two days are the same. I also enjoy producing our product; when customers move in, it is a nice feeling when I see how pleased they are with their new home, knowing I have played a role in its construction.”

  • It’s fair to say that my career here has got off to a flying start
    Mike – Area Construction Manager

    Our People

    Mike-TynanMike was a site manager for several housebuilders before joining Redrow in 2013. Initially starting with us as a site manager, he’s now an Area Construction Manager for our South East division and volunteers as a Mental Health First Aider within the division.

    “Having been in the industry for a while, I always knew Redrow were a quality housebuilder. So when they started to grow their presence in my area, I saw it as an opportunity.

    “I’m glad I trusted my instincts. From day one, I’ve been really impressed with the training and development here. The training centre at Tamworth is professional yet has a real buzz to it. It was one of my first experiences of the company, and I could see that they really invest in their people.

    “That’s certainly been the case with me. Since joining Redrow, I’ve had the opportunity to progress from site management into project management. The company’s also sponsoring my level 7 NHBC NVQ. Add the fact that I won an NHBC Pride in the Job award and a site safety commendation in my first year, and it’s fair to say that my career here has got off to a flying start.”

  • Bonus

    Our Construction employees are eligible to participate in a performance-related bonus scheme, details of which will be provided at the start of employment.

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  • Employee Discounts Portal

    Our employee discounts portal gives you thousands of offers across more than 850 retailers with savings on shopping, leisure and travel. It’s easy to register and you’ll have access from your first day with us.

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  • Pension

    New starters joining Redrow’s Construction team will have the opportunity to join the Redrow Group Personal Pension Plan. The monthly paid section of the plan has achieved the Pension Quality Mark. Redrow believes that a rewarding pension scheme is a key element within a desirable employee package, and we therefore contribute to employee pensions at industry-leading rates.

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  • Holidays

    If you’re on a monthly salary, you’ll get 24 days’ holiday, increasing every 2.5 years up to a maximum of 28 days after 10 years’ service. If you’re on our 4-weekly payroll, holidays start at 22 days and increase by a day at 5 and 10 years. You also have the flexibility to ‘sell’ some holiday in exchange for salary if this is more important to you

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  • Training

    We offer exceptional training for everyone who joins our construction teams including CIOB membership.

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