Dannie Bonner

Dannie joined Jarvis as a trainee in 1986. Over the 35 years he has been with the company, he has progressed through various site management roles to become Operations Director, a role he is proud to hold.

Taking responsibility for the successful completion of the projects that he oversees in our contracting division, Dannie ensures that these are all supported by the appropriate resources from the business to allow each project to run seamlessly. He takes an active role in the training, development and recruitment of our trainee employees.

What's an average day like in your role?

As little working from home as possible, as site days are a chance to engage with site teams and assist with the challenges they face. I can bring a companywide view to the support I can provide, with resources and my own personal experiences. It’s a chance to personally review health & safety arrangements, progress and quality, whist also sharing thoughts on areas for improvement. It gives me a chance for 1-to-1 meetingss with staff, clients and the supply chain, and keep abreast of industry-wide issues. I get the chance to support aftercare, and to meet new home owners and building users, to ensure they get the most out of their new homes.

Office days are a chance to take site learning, and share with staff who do not get to see the day–to-day activity. It gives a chance to strategise, and implement changes to keep the company current and help move it forward. It’s important that everyone feels part of the process required to deliver our schemes. I also work alongside the bid team to review the potential opportunities, and help de-risk these where I can.

What do you enjoy about your role?

The people I work with and the relationships we build, the variety within the role, and ultimately leaving quality homes and buildings for people to enjoy for many years.

Why did you decide to follow this career path?

I stumbled into construction when I left school and didn’t know what to do. I went on-site with my dad while contemplating college. My time on-site showed me that there was the potential to build a career in an environment I liked, and where I could be trained and gain academic qualifications to support my on-site experience

What’s the best thing about working at Jarvis?

The people I work with and relationships we can build. The end product.