Senior Site Manager

Salary: Dependent on experience

Industry: Built Environment & Infrastructure

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 27679sb

Expiration date: 11 October 2017

We are assisting a leading development and construction company that specialises in homes, accommodation and building projects across the UK. A Senior Site Manager is required to support a housing development project based in Macclesfield

To manage the works on site to ensure the project is completed to a high standard on time, safely and profitably resulting in satisfied clients.

Main Responsibilities:  
• Manage build ensuring company standards and procedures are adhered to at all times.
• Monitor construction working programme with contracts manager on a weekly basis.
• Study drawings and be aware of forecast costs, budgets in order to minimise waste and maximise value.
• Manage sub-contractors, labour, plant and materials – issuing requisitions for plant, labour and materials as required to meet programme.
• Monitor plant equipment costs and preliminaries including set up, cost of plant and office.
• Ensure effective communication with sub-contractors.
• Maintain efficiency and high standards at all times.
• Complete on time or ahead of time.
• Arrange meetings with quantity surveyors, buyers and other key stakeholders (as applicable) take place regularly throughout contract and meeting minutes are kept on file for all parties to refer back to.
• Arrange, attend and minute internal progress meetings as required.
• Liaise with quantity surveyor and sub-contractors to discuss possible damages and time loss immediately as they arise.
• Produce correspondence in conjunction with quantity surveyor and contracts manager including maintaining filing system.
• Monitor and review quality assurance.
• Review and manage Health & Safety ensuring company Health & Safety procedures are adhered to, to ensure a safe working environment at all times.
• Record and log accident report forms in line with company policy.
• Discuss site issues and progress with contract manager.
• Minimise costs by monitoring and reviewing site wastage, materials, time, labour and plant.
• Maintain morale on site by communicating regularly with all site colleagues, discussing and reviewing issues and sharing good practice.
• Ensure good public / customer care relations with neighbours and the public.
• Ensure subcontractor’s project requirements are met.
• Check material measurement and take offs from drawings including checking drawing practicality.
• Carry out Health & Safety, machinery, plant, scaffolding, excavation and quality inspections as required, ensuring weekly registers are updated.
• Supervision and direction of sub-contractors to meet programme requirements.
• Attend sub-contractor pre-start meetings with contracts manager and quantity surveyor.
• Deliver induction to site operatives.
• Monitor subcontract and site operative requirements and liaise accordingly when they are no longer required.
• Delegate and check material to site as ordered.
• Communicate 4 week rolling programme regularly with site operatives.
• Discuss and review site operatives and subcontractors tasks.
• Preparing site for air test in accordance with building regulations.
• Check and sign for materials delivered to site, ensuring records are kept for all deliveries.
• Set up and maintain adequate welfare site boundary including traffic management.
• Produce and provide method statements and risk assessments.
• Provide risk assessments and maintain correct procedures.
• Maintain good working relations with operations/ client.
• Discuss issues promptly and provide solutions.
• Check and record weekly safety inspections sheets, material requisitions, personal protective equipment registers, permit to dig, HOT works permit and others when required.
• Communicate job vacancies to site operatives.
• Other relevant tasks as required.

Person Specification:
Open Communication - examples of effective behaviours:
• Maintains confidences – Handles confidential information without breaking trust or confidences. Is seen as a trusted and discrete colleague.
• Respect and professionalism – Demonstrates clear, professional, and respectful communications in all interactions, consistent with an inclusive work environment. Treats others with dignity and respect.
• Presentation skills – Prepares and delivers persuasive, clear messages in a style appropriate to the audience. Exhibits mastery of materials, a comfortable and effective delivery style, and handles inquiries about the topic with ease.

Promote Teamwork – examples of effective behaviours:
• Appreciates and leverages the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals; works effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation.
• Develops others’ and own ideas – Presents own ideas; seeks and develops suggestions of others.
• Demonstrates an understanding of our vision and values, using them as a point of reference where appropriate. Keeps the vision and values at the forefront of decision-making and personal action.

Develop, Support & Motivate Others – examples of effective behaviours:
• Takes responsibility for managing all aspects of their team, only seeking advice and guidance from HR as and when required.
• Takes time to get to know their team personally and overtly demonstrates an interest in their development. Using coaching when appropriate rather than just telling.
• Accurately identifies strengths and development needs of self and team members.

Achieving Results – examples of effective behaviours:
• Remains focused – Self-disciplined; measures progress and evaluates results; prevents irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with timely completion of important initiatives.
• Formulates action plans – Collaboratively determines courses of action to realise mutual goals; facilitates agreement on each colleagues’ responsibilities and needed support.
• Achieves goals – Works tenaciously toward and derives satisfaction from achieving challenging goals; pitches in where required without regard to status.

Develop / Manage Self – examples of effective behaviours:
• Take ownership of team and individual development by identifying capability needs and consistently achieving development objectives.
• Take responsibility for the quality of own work and seeking opportunities for improvement through continuous learning.
• Continually seek and act on feedback to evaluate and improve their own performance.

Building Trust – examples of effective behaviours:
• Supports others – Treats people with dignity, respect, and fairness; gives proper credit to others; stands up for deserving others and their ideas even in the face of resistance or challenge.
• Sets high standards of performance for self and others – Self-imposes standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
• Discloses own positions – Shares thoughts, feelings, and rationale so that others understand personal positions.

Delegate & Empower – examples of effective behaviours:
• Actively shares own knowledge and experience with team to support development and personal growth.
• Celebrates individual and team achievements.
• Passes simple tasks to others which are well within their ability to deliver by giving clear instruction and checking their understanding.

Focus on Clients / Customers – examples of effective behaviours:
• Takes action to meet client / customer needs and concerns – Considers how actions or plans will affect clients / customers; responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems; avoids over commitments.
• Keeps clients / customers up to date with information and decisions that affect them.
• Finds ways to improve the service delivered to clients / customers.

Essential Experience : 
Knowledge, skills and experience required:
• NVQ Level 3, ‘A’ Level, HNC, or equivalent qualifications or equivalent experience
• Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word & Excel
• SMSTS certificate
• First Aid certificate
• Scaffolding certificate
• CSCS Card
• Good communication skills
• Assertive and strong persuasion skills
• Strong time management skills
• Good management and leadership skills
• Technical aptitude