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Site Manager - Civils

Location: Type: Date Posted: Salary: Job ID: Contact:
North West - All Permanent February 11th 2020 £35,000 - £45,000 plus car allowance, pension, healthcare, 23 days holiday APH/FP/2020/1102SMC Pippa Holland

Site Manager - Civils


£35,000 - £45,000 Plus car allowance, pension, healthcare, 23 days holiday

Our client is a Main Contractor based in the North West, who due to successfully work winning, has a requirement for a Civils Site Manager based in the Manchester area. Contracts they tender for are in the civils arena. Project values range from £500k to £5 million.

The ideal candidate will be from a civils background with experience in the following aspects:


  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Ground engineering
  • Steelwork structures including light bridge works
  • Public realm including specialist paving and soft landscaping
  • Rail work including working in a ‘Highstreet Environment’
  • Heritage work

The Civils Site Manager will be responsible for:

  • Materials
  • Plant
  • Workforce
  • Sub-contractors
  • H&S including temporary works co-ordinator
  • Client and other professionals involved with the scheme
  • Producing records to satisfy the requirements of JCT and NEC contracts.

Key Objectives

To consistently behave and interact in a way that supports the achievement of the company’s overall vision of creating a special place to work and in line with the values of the business; friendly and supportive, open, fair and challenging

Responsible for the day to day running of the project; including the management of all on site activities and labour to enable safe, timely delivery of a quality product.

To actively promote safety with direct employees, agency staff and sub-contractors and to take necessary action where serious or repeated disregard for safety is shown

To set a personal example at all times, particularly in the wearing of protective clothing

To develop, train, and coach the onsite management team

Key Deliverables

Responsible for the planning and establishment of activities related to site set up; including management of labour resources and materials

Responsible for all aspects of onsite Health & Safety to ensure compliance with legislation and Company procedures

Managing the onsite labour team including direct employees, agency labour and subcontractors

Ensuring the onsite labour team have the requisite skill, qualifications and experience to carry out their activities by regularly monitoring performance and quality of work

Managing performance, team conflict and communication issues where necessary

Managing effective progress meetings with site team and attending meetings where necessary

Ensuring the appropriate management systems, work processes and procedures are complied with
to ensure successful outcome of the contract

Continually seeking opportunities to enhance relationships and service provision to clients, both internal and external

Liaising directly with design teams and client representatives

Applying a leadership style which is in line with the overall culture and values of the business

Preparation and production of progress reports for client/team meetings

Managing time and delegating effectively

Undertaking learning and development activities to enable improvement in personal performance effectiveness