Senior Site Manager

Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Sector: Construction
Rate: £65,000 - £75,000 per year
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Projects Undertaken
undertake new build and refurbishment projects in a typical project value range from £0.5m – £15m in all the major sectors including commercial, educational, industrial, leisure, health and social housing.

Key requirements for the role:

Personal attributes and skills.

  • Be well presented and distinguishable as the team leader and the ability to act as our key customer interface.
  • Possess a strong commitment to the business and its personal approach to contracting.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills with clients and supply-chain alike.
  • Be highly self-motivated and have a positive can-do approach to drive the project to a successful completion.
  • Be able to work in a team, reporting to a contracts manager and managing junior managers.
  • Demonstrate good team management and leadership skills.
  • Take responsibility for the day-to-day running and organisation of the site.
  • Demonstrate ability to anticipate and solve problems as they present themselves on site.
  • Maintain ordered and accurate information and records on the project.
  • Be prepared to travel within our operating area and lodge away when required.

Specific skills.

  • Time; Be able to control the progression of the works by organising trades in accordance with the programme. Be able to develop short term programmes, considering risk management issues, ideally using ASTA software.
  • Cost: Be able to understand and work within budgets. Control site costs through the careful review of supply-chain variation requests. Organise and control direct labour and sub-contractors in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Quality: Be able to understand and follow drawings and specifications for the works. Ensure that excellent quality and good craftsmanship is maintained.
  • Health & Safety: Have a good knowledge of current H&S law and practices. Demonstrate ability to work to the site Health and Safety Plan and manage all onsite H&S aspects.


Ideally our candidate will be located inside our primary operating region of Suffolk/Essex/Cambridgeshire and easy reach of the A14 (Ipswich-Cambridge), A12 (Ipswich-M25) or M11 (Cambridge-M25) to give easy access to our projects.

The Benefits
The company actively encourages continued training and offers realistic long-term career opportunities throughout the Group. The position reflects this ethos and offers the usual fringe benefits of a competitive salary, contributory pension, bonus scheme, life assurance, annual holidays, car allowance and private healthcare together with generous allowances for travelling and working away from home.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £65,000.00-£75,000.00 per year


  • Bereavement leave
  • Company car
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay



  • Monday to Friday


Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Loyalty bonus
  • Performance bonus
  • Yearly bonus


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chelmsford, Essex: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)



  • management: 1 year (preferred)


Work Location: In person