Senior Site Manager

Location London Borough of Barnet
Discipline: Property Development & Construction
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £65,000
Contact name: Lee McCormack

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Job ref: IAR326
Published: about 1 year ago

Senior Site Manager
Salary/Rate: £55,000 - £65,000/annum
Location: New Barnet, Greater London
Description: Senior Site Manager - Residential Apartment Build.

  • Our client is a privately owned development arm of their sister company which has been operating successfully in Southwest London for over 30 years. As a result of this association, our client has grown quickly making its own headlines in a highly competitive new build market.

  • They are now looking to recruit an experienced Senior Site Manager who has a background in the development and building of residential apartments (£5million-£10million) with both commercial space and underground car parking/bicycle facilities.

  • This role would be working alongside a small team consisting of a Contracts Manager/QS/Site Manager and Finishing Foreman who will manage the development utilising sub-contractors to complete the build - this project consists of 41 apartments above ground floor commercial units with a large underground car park facility.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please review the job description below and contact Lee McCormack Directly.

Role Overview:

  • To manage the day-to-day operations on the company’s building sites so that the contract is completed safely, on time and to the required standard, whilst complying with all relevant legislation and accepted industry best practices.

Reports To:

  • Contracts Manager

Accountabilities and Main Duties:


  • Produce, work to and report on the project construction programme.

  • Manage the works so that they are completed on time and to the standard required.

  • Arrange for the works to be signed off in line with company QA procedure.

  • Organise the workforce so that they are fully occupied, working towards clear objectives and to required standards.

  • Organise and liaise with sub-contractors with particular reference to meeting their agreed targets/programmes in order to maintain the overall programme for the works.

  • Identify critical path items, including information and procurement, which are required to maintain the works programme, scheduling them, sourcing them, ensuring that the Contract Manager and Project Surveyor are informed of any items that need to be put on the procurement schedule where lead times are known.

  • Coordinate labour requirements including organizing agency labour as and when required.

  • Requisition materials from the Buying Dept. Checking their delivery on site, notifying suppliers immediately of any discrepancies/damaged items so that they can be replaced with minimal effect on the works programme.

  • Identify snagging items throughout the course of the project and arrange for them to be rectified together with all items brought to his attention by the Contracts Manager, co-ordinating the trades through to completion so that the highest standards are maintained, and post-contract snagging is kept to a minimum.

Workforce Management

  • Deal with man management on site so that the workforce is motivated and directed so as to maintain output and adhere to standards.

  • Lead by example with his own punctuality and make sure all the workforce come and go as agreed and work the hours for which they are paid.

  • Exercise discipline on site, taking the appropriate action with regard to any disciplinary issues that may arise, e.g., punctuality, standards of appearance, standards of behaviour, disputes etc. Accurate records are to be kept for all such issues as and when they occur and the Contracts Manager is to be informed.

Site Administration and Security

  • Ensure that all drawings on site are the most current revision so that the project is built correctly.

  • Keep man-hours records so that an accurate Health & Safety record sheet can be submitted to the pay office on a weekly basis.

  • Maintain an orderly site filing system so that papers and records are easily located at any time.

  • Manage and oversee the site welfare facilities as site conditions dictate

  • Completing the site diary as necessary and as agreed with the Contract Manager

  • Opening the site daily as directed.

  • Ensuring the site is left safe and secure at the end of each day as directed.

  • Making sure any alarms are set at the end of each day as directed.

  • The site manager shall ensure that the Site Visitors Book is maintained and that all visitors are signed in and out and will be responsible for them whilst on site.

  • Make sure that all staff (site management team and labourers) are wearing company Hi-Viz.

  • Make sure that all subcontractor labourers working on site are wearing either Hi-Viz displaying their company’s logo, or a blank Hi-Viz. When working on our sites, subcontractor labourers must not wear Hi-Viz with any company logo other than their own, and it is the Site Manager’s responsibility to enforce this. If they do not have the correct Hi-Viz, the Site Manager should temporarily provide them with a company Hi-Viz, which must be returned to the Site Manager when finished. If the company Hi-Viz is not returned, the subcontractor must be billed for the loss.

Client and Architect Liaison

  • Produce when required/as directed, CVIs/RFIs making sure all variations/changes to the contract are recorded. Where these are given verbally all such instructions/variations are to be recorded. All such records should be signed, where possible, by the person issuing the instruction.

  • Deal with routine client enquiries and requests to ensure maximum client satisfaction during the contract.

  • Arrange and hold interim meetings as and when required with all parties.

Health and Safety

  • Management of site Health & Safety to comply with CDM and HSE current legislation requirements as detailed in the Health & Safety file, and in accordance with SMSTS training.

  • Identify any risks and produce a method statement on how such risks are to be dealt with when necessary to meet with the required site standard and in accordance with current health and safety requirements.

  • Ensure 1st Aid and SMSTS certificates are displayed in the site office and training is maintained and up to date.

  • Carry out regular routine site inspections to identify and rectify risks.

  • Carry out necessary tools box talk as and when required to do so.

Contract Handover

  • At the end of the contract, carry out end-of-project routines and checks as necessary for the project.

General Duties

  • The site manager will carry out other duties as instructed by the Contracts Manager consistent with his knowledge, skills and job purpose.

  • The job holder may be required to undertake training to ensure that his skills and qualifications are up-to-date and in line with the company’s requirements.

  • Company clothing will be issued to the Site Manager, free of charge. They are responsible for wearing the correct clothing and for keeping it clean, as to represent the company in a positive, professional manner.

  • Site Managers will be issued a company laptop and printer. These are for work use only, and Site Managers are responsible for looking after this equipment and preventing any damage.