Site Manager

South West
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Careers Site Advertising End Date:
01 Jun 2019
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What you'll be doing?

Within the Construction environment, think about buying materials, managing big projects, ensuring health and safety and customer service. At any given time, you’ll find us working on some circa 400 developments in both towns and rural areas across the UK, and every one poses unique challenges. Some are from scratch on brownfield sites; others see us adapting existing buildings, like old factories or disused hospitals.

We need people who can bring us fresh ideas and imagination on one hand, and the commercial ability to manage people, budgets and costs on the other. It is testament to the professionalism of our construction teams that for an unprecedented thirteenth year, Site Managers have won more NHBC Pride in the Job Awards than any other housebuilder.

Reporting to the Contracts Manager, to manage the construction of a development, including all associated pre and post housebuilding works, ensuring that targets are met regarding health and safety, quality, customers care and cost.

You will be expected to:

  • Ensure compliance at all times to at least the company health and safety standards and processes and any further laws or legislation
  • Carry out toolbox talks or similar on-site briefings
  • Support of the Contracts Manager, co-ordinating labour and resources on site to meet the build programme
  • Monitor material levels on site to ensure the minimum amount of stock but enough to ensure the site programme is met and all labour is efficiently employed
  • Ensure that all plots are built to the highest standard of quality, at a minimum, comply with the NHBC Standards and Building Regulations
  • Undertake company directed quality control procedures and inspections at the correct timings and rectifying any defects so as not to incur additional cost, time delays to the programme or reduction in the final quality
  • Monitor and controlling the cost of production and approving payment to contractors and trades where appropriate
  • Initiate and attending plot inspections with the Local Building Inspector or NHBC
  • Liaise proactively with other internal departments, externals suppliers and partners to ensure the build programme is achieved
  • Work with sales through regular sales/build meetings to ensure a smooth and controlled delivery of homes for customers and that show homes are maintained to a high standard
  • Carry out New Home Tour with the Sales Advisor and customer(s) to give a good demonstration of the home, answering any questions and rectifying any issues before Legal Completion
  • Support of the Contracts Manager, ensure that the on-site Construction team is fully resourced and well-directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities, and are provided with full support in achieving these, in terms of communication, training and development, and the organisation of the site’s workload and resources
  • Show a good behavioural example in all aspects of health and safety, organisation, conduct, quality of work and professionalism

What you'll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Extensive experience of working to an established build programme and managing key priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on explaining detail
  • Good leadership and assertive skills to ensure delivery of targets by the onsite labour force
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to meet changing business needs, demonstrating a strong problem-solving ability
  • A member of the Chartered Institute of Builders and/or qualified to NVQ level 5 in Construction Management or a time served tradesman with considerable experience of the full range of construction trades
  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of construction and housebuilding and the relevant legislative requirements e.g. health and safety, NHBC requirements and Building Regulations
  • A thorough knowledge and well-rounded experience of dealing with customers and potential customers in all aspects, such as the giving of information and advice, resolving any
Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder ten years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major house builder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Single Cover Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual Medical Health Assessment
  • 25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies

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