Senior Site Manager

May 7, 2019
Job Type
Ref No
£48k to £58k


About this Role:

An experienced Senior Site Manager or ambitious Site Manager looking to progress, is required to work as the No1 Site Manager for a £2.5m new build education scheme in Ryde, Isle of Wight starting in the summer.

This location is easily commutable from the Southsea area of Portsmouth.

Reporting to the visiting Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for managing and delivering the project and all site based construction activities including:

Client liaison throughout the scheme;

Long, mid and short-term programming of works;

Design development with consultant design team;

Management and mentoring of Assistant Site Manager;

Ensuring company health and safety standards are planned, communicated, achieved and enforced;

Review of method statements and risk assessments (RAMS);

Organising deliveries of materials, logistics, waste management, etc;

Quality control; Inspections and test plans;

Ensuring works progress on programme;

Regular end user liaison, working in daily contact with the school head and staff;

Coordination meetings with trades and other managers;

Reporting on progress against program;

Issue resolution;

Snagging and handover.

The project is due to commence on site in July/August for early works stages; Main are works due to commence in September for a 12 month construction programme.  This is a new build extension project in a live school environment, plus some refurbishment works.

About the Company/Client/Project:

The contractor is the busy regional office of a larger main contractor group with roughly £100m annual turnover, and a proven track record in the delivery of medium sized new build and refurbishment schemes from £2m to £40m in the higher and secondary education, commercial, health care and leisure sectors.

The patch focus includes Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, with work secured through a mixture of negotiated schemes, frameworks and competitive tenders.


The successful candidate will be highly motivated, proactive, demonstrating excellent technical, organisational, man-management, communication and communication skills.  Proven track record of work for a top twenty main contractor advantageous.  Previous experience of working on a school project would be advantageous.

Ideally from a trades, construction management or engineering background with a sharp eye for detail and finishes, you will possess strong planning and problem solving ability, with a positive, ‘get it right first time’ approach.   A degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management would be advantageous, but not essential based on experience.

This role would suit an ambitious SSM looking to consolidate this role in a large site team and progress to Project Manager in the longer term.

You will possess your SMSTS, CSCS and First Aid qualifications for this role.

High standards, attention to detail and the drive to deliver on spec, budget and programme will be very well rewarded with excellent salary, benefits, promotional and development prospects.

For more information on this contract please contact Martin Olney on 02380 682 662 or send your CV to

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

alltek specialise in build vacancies and is a leading Recruitment Consultancy in Southampton.

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