Team Leader Construction & Real Estate

On site, at the office in Nieuw-Vennep, Capelle a/d IJssel or Eindhoven or from home

Do you have a passion for project management in construction and real estate? Join Drees & Sommer Netherlands! Challenging projects from idea, execution to completion for clients in residential, education, offices, healthcare and other industries await you!

As Team Leader you have comprehensive knowledge regarding Project Management & Consultancy and an active network within the construction & real estate industry. In this role you develop the team. You are responsible for resource (people) management, project excellence, client satisfaction, proposal management and management of opportunities. Your ability to act as a multitasker will be fully utilized by the dynamics of combining your role as Team Leader with your involvement in projects as Senior Project Manager. For acquisition tasks you will collaborate closely with our sector leaders.

The Team Leader will focus on the following key responsibilities and report directly to the Head of Building Performance Business Line:

Strategic leadership

  • Together with the other Team Leaders and the Head of the BP Business Line you will work on the Strategic objectives of the BP Business Line and translate these into an annual plan with concrete goals to work on with your team;
  • Manage change within your team, ensuring engagement with new processes and procedures.

Financial controling

  • You are responsible for overseeing the project finances of the projects within your team and where needed you connect with the responsible Project Manager to make sure projects are realized within pre-agreed budget & quality;
  • Contribute to developing and achieving business plan, annual and/or budgeted targets in revenue, added value and operating profit for the BP Business Line;
  • Contribute to the overall profitability of the BP Business Line.

Projects & Proposals

  • Proactively manage and contribute to the preparation and review of proposals prepared by the BP;
  • Act as (Senior) Project Manager on projects;
  • Responsible for pro-actively monitoring a set of projects by frequent contact with the project manager to early identify project risks.

Clients & Markets

  • Responsible for client relations including maintaining or achieving client satisfaction;
  • Able and willing to enter into new business opportunities and supporting and collaborating with the sector leaders

People management

  • Manage staff resourcing including liaison with other Team leaders and Business Lines to ensure capacity is available and/or utilized efficiently and effectively within the Drees & Sommer NL and beyond;
  • Responsible for team formation to fit market requirements, including recruitment, resource and succession planning;
  • Development of staff – Actively stay connected with your team members to facilitate their developments and supply feedback on a regular basis. Furthermore, ensure development reviews are completed, training planned and followed up, knowledge is shared, and staff are encouraged to reach their full potential;
  • Take responsibility for HR staff issues within the team, including annual reviews, performance management, and welfare of staff.
  • Be approachable and sensitive to team members’ needs;
  • Supportive & coaching leadership;
  • Good business sense, organizational skills and project management competencies;
  • Client centric and market focused;
  • Cultural (international) and organizational sensitivity;
  • Multidisciplinary team management.
  • Taking responsibility/commitment to management decisions.
  • Collaboration with the other Business Lines within Drees & Sommer NL and international.

Last but not least, the Team Leader brings:

  • At least 10 years of work experience in the industry and 2 years of proven Team Leader experience or comparable leadership positions.
  • Master degree in architecture, building engineering, project management or comparable
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills (Dutch & English, German is a plus);
  • (International) project experience in various markets & clients;
  • Relevant contract experience applicable in the building industry (EPCM, FIDIC, UAV-GC);
  • Open & transparent mindset, no nonsense mentality.

Drees & Sommer is ambitious and constantly developing. We currently work with 100 driven colleagues in the Netherlands and have healthy ambitions. Working for Drees & Sommer means that you will contribute to these ambitions in the coming years. In addition, as a Team Leader you can count on:

  • A starting salary between € 5.500,- and € 6.200,- gross per month based on a full time position (salary depending on experience and education);
  • A lease car, telephone and laptop;
  • An attractive bonus;
  • 31 vacation days per year;
  • A good pension scheme;
  • Extensive training opportunities (Dreso Academy);
  • Working on high-profile projects with international opportunities;
  • All the space you need to develop with a lot of freedom and responsibility;
  • An inspiring, informal work environment with fun events and pleasant, ambitious colleagues.

About Drees & Sommer

Drees & Sommer is your innovative partner for consulting, planning, construction and operation. The leading European consulting, planning and project management enterprise, Drees & Sommer has supported private and public clients and investors for over 50 years in all aspects of real estate and infrastructure – both analog and digital. Through future-oriented consulting, the enterprise can offer solutions for successful buildings, profitable real estate portfolios, people-oriented working environments, and visionary mobility concepts. The company’s approx. 4,500 employees in 51 locations around the world work in interdisciplinary teams to provide support for clients from a wide variety of sectors. All the services provided by the partner-run company take into consideration both economic and ecological concerns. Drees & Sommer calls this holistic approach ‘the blue way’.

In the Netherlands we work with 100 colleagues from three locations: Nieuw-Vennep, Capelle ad IJssel and Eindhoven. At Drees & Sommer Netherlands we characterize ourselves as a personal and progressive partner for our clients. Where we value each other and each and every project. From projects like POST Rotterdam to the local community center of your town.

4.500 employees worldwide
51 locations worldwide
1970 start of Drees & Sommer
574,5 million € Group sales 2021
68,8 million € Operating result 2021

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Do you recognize yourself in the above profile and are you excited about our story? We would like to receive your resume and motivation letter!

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Irene Philips ( She will be happy to tell you more about the position, our organization and the opportunities we can offer you.

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