Senior Construction Site/Project Manager

Primary Purpose of the Role

To oversee operations on a day-to-day basis, and ensure that work is done safely, on time and within budget and to the right quality standards. The site manager will monitor progress, oversee delivery of materials and carry out safety checks and sort out any problems which could hold up work as they arise. The site manager will always also keep in close contact with members of their site team, and liaise with architects, engineers, surveyors, and planners. He or she will also ensure that work complies with building regulations and health and safety legislation as well as other legal requirements.

Key Accountabilities

(The key responsibilities of the role against which performance is measured)

  • •Understand and implement the company safety policy.
  • •Establish standards of quality on site and ensure delivery of a quality build in accordance with the project specifications / requirements.
  • •Be commercially aware and undertake the works in the most economic manner.
  • •Maintaining Site Records and communications between all parties involved on the contract.
  • •Produce and develop project programmes and control operations to achieve delivery of the project on time.
  • •Ensure all employees and sub-contractors are suitably trained/competent to carry out the prescribed task and that the necessary licenses/certificates of competence are in force and appropriate.
  • •Organise the works and coordinating both direct labour and Subcontractors.
  • •Manage project handover and ensure defect / snag free completion.


  • •Monitoring progress of the project.
  • •Liaising with clients or the clients representatives to update on progress.
  • •Checking and preparing reports for clients, Senior management or Directors.
  • •Keeping all stakeholders informed of progress and sharing project plans with relevant persons.
  • •Support with troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • •Support the Management of accident reduction programs
  • •Management of enhancements, improvements and site layout including traffic management.
  • •Overseeing direction of the project ensuring the clients specifications are met.

Health & Safety Role

  • •Manage unsafe behaviors and situations effectively, escalate to senior management when formal processes are needed.
  • •Produce risk assessments relevant to site activities and implement controls.
  • •Produce method statements for work activities in line with company systems of work.
  • •Manage any substances on site, ensure requirements under COSHH regulations are met.
  • •Ensure accident, incident and near miss reporting procedures are understood and implemented. Conduct initial investigation stage and follow escalation channels.
  • •Manage on site permit to work procedures.
  • •Control the safe use of equipment on site through checking pre-use inspections, maintenance records and LOLER certificates.
  • •Cascade safety information to employees when required.
  • •Provide communication and updates of safety issues and performance indicators to management.
  • •Meet company standards by promoting the safety culture through observations, site standards and workplace safety.
  • •Set a personal example with regards to health and safety matters.

Training Awareness & Competencies

  • •All personnel including contractors shall be competent to perform tasks that may impact on H&S in the workplace.
  • •Competence shall be defined in terms of appropriate training, experience, ability and knowledge.
  • •Provide H&S coaching to supervisors & staff and across the project or site.

Emergency preparedness and response

  • •Implement and maintain plans and procedures to identify the potential for, and responses to, incidents and emergency situations with support from the HSEQ Department.
  • •Shall also periodically test such procedures where practicable.
  • •Implement fire and emergency plans on site, monitor controls and effectiveness through conducting periodic drills.

Competencies (the competencies associated with the role)

  • •Developing self and others.
  • •Leadership.
  • •Ability to work to tight deadlines and/or under pressure.
  • •Commercial awareness.
  • •Lead and motivate.
  • •Trust/confidence/discretion always.
  • •Challenge the status quo.
  • •Planning & organising.
  • •Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • •Proactive and use of own initiative.
  • •Self-starter.
  • •Detail conscious.




(What are the qualifications required for this role)

GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English

Recognised H&S qualification

Minimum 3 years practical experience at supervisory level in a similar environment e.g. Construction

A proven ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels including handling difficult situations

A proven ability to operate in a calm and even manner within a pressurised environment


Knowledge of Workplace Safety


CSCS – Managers Card


3 Day First Aider

Fire Marshal




Accident, incident and near-miss reporting


Risk assessment writing and implementing


Company procedures




My Compliance


ISO Familiarisation



Specific Skills/Knowledge



(What are the skills required to sustain this role)

Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety Legislation

Strong people management skills, leading by example, engaging with colleagues at all levels

Good level of IT skills

Strong planning/organisational skills and the ability to prioritise

Takes responsibility for and ownership of tasks

Ability to prioritise and manage own workload

Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team