Site Manager

16 May 20222022-05-16
£45,000 to £60,000
LinkedIn ShareShare

Site Manager


£35,000 to £55,000 plus Car Allowance

Recruit12 Construction has a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Site Manager to join our construction team.

As a Site Manager, you will report to and support the Senior Site Manager/Construction Manager/Project Manager/Contracts Manager to successfully deliver projects within the business.

You will ensure that project deadlines are met, and relay important instructions to the construction team.

To be successful as a Site Manager, you should demonstrate experience in managing construction project resources and budgets under the supervision of Project Managers or Contracts Managers.


Top three goals

  1. Deliver all projects safely, on time and to budget
  2. Ensure Gross Profit is maintained or improved from the Budget Estimate
  3. Ensure Projects are administered correctly to reduce contractual, commercial, and financial risk


 As a Site Manager your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Reporting to the Project Manager or Contracts Manager as required
  • Ensuring that requirements, as specified by the client and senior management, are met
  • Collaborating with other construction project stakeholders as required
  • Procuring materials, labour, and equipment, as well as third-party subcontractors and suppliers
  • Ensure that all Goods Received Notes are secured and handed in to the appropriate location
  • Monitoring labour, building material, and equipment budgets and curbing unnecessary expenses/costs
  • Organising and Requisitioning Site Equipment/ Plant and Materials to ensure completion of Works
  • Co-ordinating with Project Managers on managing work methods which are technically sound, safe, economically viable, feasible and consistent and advise them of any items which may impact or change the Contract Programme
  • Preparing work schedules and sequencing onsite tasks
  • Supervising Site Operatives and site activities to ensure tasks carried out are within their levels of skill and expertise
  • Supervising on-site construction work and relaying instructions from senior project managers
  • Allocating duties to Site Operatives and Subcontractors
  • Daily Task Briefings and Point of Work assessments to Site Operatives and Subcontractors
  • Monitor the attendance of Site Operatives and Subcontractors and check the Daily Allocation sheets for accuracy and correct reporting of additional instructed work
  • Ensuring that construction industry safety regulations are followed
  • Managing Safety on site including giving inductions and effective Toolbox Talks
  • Implement the requirements of Work Safety Plans, Method Statements, Risk Assessments, and other Works Procedures ensuring they comply with the relevant documentation
  • Ensure all site operatives are always wearing appropriate PPE during site activities
  • Ensure all site operatives are trained to use any plant and equipment and they are always using it safely and for its correct purpose
  • Ensure the site is kept in a clean and tidy manner ensuring that all plant, equipment, and materials that are not required are returned to the appropriate location
  • Maintain Daily Records of site activities and liaise with the Project Managers to produce information for Progress Reports
  • Reporting any concerns that might negatively impact projected cost and time estimates
  • Openly report any mistakes or near misses and feedback any lessons learnt and best practice
  • Look for and suggest any improvements in site operations


To be successful as a Site Manager, you must have:

  • Monitor costs and gross profit margins against budget
  • Tracking progress and reporting on the same
  • Ensure client satisfaction
  • Full driving license, preferably clean
  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering, project management, or similar, e.g., completion of a construction related apprenticeship
  • 5-10 years of experience managing construction projects for a Contractor
  • Proven Ability to monitor construction project budgets and deadlines
  • Proficiency in recordkeeping and electronic project management systems
  • Experience in relaying detailed instructions to onsite construction teams
  • Advanced Negotiation skills to procure cost-effective subcontractors and suppliers
  • Ability to closely collaborate with other construction project stakeholders
  • Temporary Works Coordinator training
  • Proven Knowledge of Construction Methods and Technology
  • Proven successful Site Supervisor with years of previous experience
  • Proven man management skills
  • Evidence of effective teamwork and leaderships skills
  • Regular experience with evidence of prioritising workload and use of own initiative to achieve the desired outcome
  • Experience of numerous sites of varying complexities.
  • Evidence of problem-solving skills.
  • Proven experience of working with technical documents and drawings.
  • Excellent IT Skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Exceptional listening and questioning skills
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills
  • Great numerical and analytical skills
  • Superb mentoring and management experience
  • Analytical and logical problem-solving skills
  • Innate business acumen
  • Great attention to detail
  • An ability to explain complex information in a clear straight forward manner
  • Fantastic communication skills when dealing with various parties


Recruit12 is a recruitment specialist working within the Construction, Automotive, Aerospace, and World-Class manufacturing sectors.

Important: Please note Recruit12 is only able to place into employment candidates that have a valid EU passport, a European Economic Area (EEA) passport or a valid UK visa.