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Job Title: Site Manager

Salary/Rate: £45,000 - £55,000

Location: Birmingham

Job Type: Permanent

Industry/Specialist Area: Ground Engineering

Client Description:

Our client is a leading remediation, groundworks, and environmental contracting specialist. They deliver projects on brownfield and contaminated land sites to clients across the house building, development, building, construction, industrial and public sectors throughout the UK. They also deliver capabilities for all aspects of any required demolition, excavation, earthworks and associated enabling works. As a true design and build specialist they are amongst a select group able to offer a comprehensive in-house service. The company is part of a larger group with operations in the UK and Ireland.

Job Description:

Site Manager  

This position is managing sites across the UK and the ideal candidate must be happy to stay away from home when required. Must have experience in the groundworks, earthworks, remediation, geo-environmental, geotechnical or ground engineering sectors.




Due to a significant increase in upcoming projects our client has an exciting opportunity for a Site Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be professionally qualified, and possess experience in the delivery of environmental, groundworks, earthworks, remediation or geotechnical – ground engineering projects across all sectors. Working with the project team, you will provide support and leadership to the delivery of assigned contracts, which will include managing site-based teams, and resolving any technical, operational, and commercial issues pertaining to a wide variety of schemes.


The Role


  • Plan, programme and deliver contracts in conjunction with the regional team, internal departments, and subcontractors in accordance with company policy
  • Take responsibility for all assigned projects, including the review of estimates and designs to ensure buildability, and leading projects with the client from receipt of order to completion
  • Inspect works in progress to ensure conformance to QA procedures and specification, and that schemes are delivered in accordance with the correct designs and specifications
  • Ensure HSEQ plans and RAMS are prepared for contracts in accordance with company policy
  • Attend regular meetings with the project team to provide progress reports on projects, and if required, offer proposals or recommendations to enable successful delivery
  • Ensure the commercial team is provided with all relevant information, documentation and instructions to support contract variations and final accounts submissions for payment
  • Liaise with the design and estimating teams to ensure budget and labour requirements are met and that ground conditions are according to calculations
  • Ensure all projects are planned and executed in accordance with company policy, whilst maintaining and improving the professional and progressive image of the company wherever possible
  • Analyse and interpret detailed client requirements, drawings and specifications
  • Work under deadline pressures in an efficient, composed and calm manner
  • Assist the business as a whole to meet their financial targets
  • Help to manage suppliers and sub-contractors to improve safety, performance and profit


The Person


  • To have assisted in the development and delivery of projects with a diplomatic and pragmatic approach, but also with a hands-on attitude to clients, sub-contractors and team management
  • To possess first-hand exposure to various technically complex and challenging contracts, and therefore able to demonstrate a tenacious, lead from the front approach
  • To hold experience of a variety of projects, including multi discipline techniques
  • Must possess a solid understanding of all stages of the project contracting process, coupled with the ability to manage and develop yourself both technically and commercially
  • Good levels of experience at pre, in-situ and post contract stages
  • Able to identify the requirements of assigned projects to efficiently and effectively produce the most appropriate delivery plan or programme
  • Correspond and negotiate with clients, suppliers, contractors and colleagues
  • Efficiently manage situations when workload presents conflicting demands on time and availability, demonstrating an ability to effectively prioritise and schedule
  • Monitor, progress and implement controls to ensure tasks are achieved to time, cost and quality
  • Develop and select effective solutions to challenging and complex project requirements, taking into account risk and opportunity
  • Communicate facts, ideas and proposals to all stakeholders (internally or externally) in an effective and persuasive manner
  • Deliver efficient and effective customer service at all times


A highly attractive basic salary plus extensive benefits package is on offer to the successful candidate, along with longevity of work and forward progression given that our client possesses a significant work bank for the long-term future and is firmly committed to continued growth over the next 5-10 years.

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