Site Manager (construction)

Posted 6 September by Buchan and London Recruitment Ltd
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My client is a forward looking construction company based in East Sussex, with regional offices in Hove, Surrey and Ashford, carrying out projects throughout the South East with plans to expand operations to in excess of £60m over the next few years. Due to this continued growth they are looking for an experienced Site Manager to join their team.

Reporting to the Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the site, managing the construction process safely, efficiently and in a cost effective manner. You will be customer focused, providing a good quality product within agreed time-scales and budgets.

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Day to day supervision and co-ordination of on-site staff, subcontractors, plant and materials
  • Build and maintain good relations with staff, clients and subcontractors
  • Ensure all materials and machinery, including those of subcontractors are compliant with technical and quality specifications
  • Ensure projects run within budget
  • Information management / meticulous record keeping of all relevant paperwork
  • Work to Construction Programmes ensuring production targets are achieved, whilst maintaining safety and quality effectively finding solutions to any issues that may cause delays
  • Coordinate and lead site meetings with relevant team members, departments and clients
  • Maintain strict quality control procedures and conduct regular site safety checks
  • Comply with health & safety and ensure all relevant documentation is signed off as required
  • Risk Management (identifying, eliminating, minimising)
  • Understanding of contractual requirements


  • Minimum of 10 years experience
  • Construction related HNC or equivalent experience
  • Strong construction background ideally within housing, education, healthcare and commercial with a proven track record of delivering high quality projects
  • Capable of running projects valued between £1m-£12m
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong team leader
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to think ahead
  • CSCS, SMSTS & First Aid at Work
  • Good IT skills including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Driving licence with own car


  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, part of this allowance will be taken during the Building Industry shut down (Christmas to New Year)
  • Additional winter days accrued at 1 day for every two full calendar years service, to a maximum of 5 extra days

Working hours

  • 7.30am to 5.00pm with half an hour lunch break


  • Where the employee’s car is used for business purposes a mileage allowance of 0.35p per mile will be paid


  • Workplace Pension Scheme


  • Discretionary Company Reward Scheme based on profit share and personal performance

Required skills

  • Construction
  • CSCS
  • HNC

Reference: 34201849

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