Construction Manager

£25,000 - £35,000 pa (depending on experience)
27 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Orange Recruitment
Contract Type
Full Time

Construction Manager
£25,000 - £35,000 pa (depending on experience)

Full time / Permanent

Travel Required
Reporting to: Operations Director

Focusing in the domestic and commercial insurance market, our client, a construction company, works with some of the biggest insurance and claims management companies in the UK. With specialist services and their own in-house trade teams, they deal with everything from complete rebuilds and refurbishments of both commercial and residential properties.

Established in 1985, they aim to drive growth over the next few years by investing in their most important asset, their people. They want team members who are keen on developing higher levels of service through their own personal development, something they invest heavily in and which is demonstrated by their Investors in People and Chartered Building status. They are also in the process of becoming NHBC registered.

The motivation of our client is simple - to establish and grow a high-end Welsh building services provider with year-on year-growth, delivering building repairs through a team of highly skilled and qualified professionals, within specific market sectors demanding high levels of service.

You must have a strong construction background and have previously worked for a Main Contractor. You must be able to demonstrate a track record in having delivered construction projects and a proven ability to manage all stakeholders from construction through to planning and senior management.


  • Assisting the Commercial Managers on build ability aspects of the pre-construction tender
  • Attending site visits
  • Managing effective site take over
  • Managing site establishment, including site files and induction processes
  • Chairing site meetings
  • Extensive client liaison
  • Ownership of project/client relationship
  • Managing client's expectations
  • Ensuring dress code is appropriate for the role and creates a positive image of the company
  • Ensuring communication is effectively implemented both internal and external
  • Ensuring sites are running efficiently at all times, supporting the site management teams and controlling materials
  • Ensuring the correct certifications are in place (electrical, gas etc.)
  • Overseeing the implementation of the Health and Safety management system and ensuring all is fully compliant including assisting in the preparation and vetting of method statements and risk assessments
  • Producing, monitoring and coordinating the project programme
  • Requesting the procuring of materials, consumable and plant through the procurement department
  • Requesting the procuring of sub-contract packages from Procurement Manager
  • Managing and reporting on subcontractors performance
  • Attending sites regularly - reporting on progress, identifying problems, (Risks and Issues) etc
  • Ensuring service level agreements (SLAs) are delivered effectively
  • Supporting and committing to the weekly resource scheduling
  • Completing and submitting relevant timesheets
  • Monitoring vehicle usage and the appropriate reporting
  • Responsibility for the maintenance, distribution and retention of records for administration and management purposes (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly)
  • Effective completion of Blueprint in order to have a complete and up to date picture of each project
  • Responsibility for the resolution of technical problems
  • Responsible for effective HR (man management) by utilising company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for sickness reporting & return to work interviews
  • Ensuring work is carried out to the correct specifications and Quality Assurance standards (Scope, Time, Budget and Quality)
  • Monitoring and preparation of costs and relevant reports
  • Responsible for appropriate auditing of project functions
  • Preparing for and attending monthly cost meetings, per project

General Duties

  • To attend and contribute to regular meetings
  • To participate in appraisal process
  • To follow and abide by policies and procedures at all times including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality
  • To undertake any other duties that may be required as deemed appropriate


  • SMSTS or similar qualification
  • Previous experience of successfully running multiple construction projects
  • Familiarity with modern construction techniques, methods and building regulations
  • Experience of management of build teams
  • Good knowledge of contract conditions and the law within the construction industry
  • Detailed knowledge of Health and Safety requirements
  • Leadership skills in order to plan, manage and direct resources
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer focused
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Team player

Please apply online with your CV and current contact details today.

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