The training body is offering a salary of £150,000 plus bonus for the right person.
CITB said the purpose of the role is to “maximise the value of the Levy, provide inclusive and inspirational leadership of CITB, and deliver strong organisational performance against agreed business plans.”
Peter Lauener, Chair of CITB who is leading the appointment process, said: “This appointment comes at a critical time for the construction industry.
“Employers are recovering from the economic effects of the pandemic and need practical support to ensure their immediate skills needs are met.
“In addition, we have longer term challenges like the Government’s 2050 Net Zero target to fight climate change, the move towards digital skills and the need to recruit workers to support home-building and infrastructure growth.
“The new CEO will be one of the driving forces behind meeting these skills challenges and making sure that CITB is responsive to the changing needs of construction employers across England, Scotland and Wales.
“It’s a brilliant job for the right person and we expect a strong field of candidates.”