Site Manager

From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
06 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Job ID: KMH/NE/021 Job Title: Site Manager Hours: Monday to Thursday 8am – 4:30pm Friday 8am – 3:30pm Locations: Hebburn Employer: Keepmoat Homes North East Job Type: Full time permanent Closing Date: 30/10/2016 Keepmoat is a fast growing top 10 UK housing and construction company. We design, build, refurbish and regenerate places to improve economic and social outcomes for people. Each year we build more than 4,500 new homes and over the years, we have built or improved over one million homes, schools and Extra Care homes for older people. We have helped thousands of first time buyers get their foot on the housing ladder and have also built over tens of thousands of homes for housing associations and councils, supporting local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. Keepmoat employs over 3,500 people across Great Britain, with 9% of its workforce made up of trainees, apprentices and graduates. Purpose of the role The main purpose of the role is to safely and profitably plan, manage, and control the day to day site activities on site to meet/exceed programme in accordance with company policies and procedures, within the budgeted cost plan. To understand, implement and adhere to SHEQ policy and strategy and ensure that all staff reporting to you does the same. Key responsibilities Health and Safety · Pre-plan the build route and pedestrian segregation in conjunction with the Construction Manager · Manage the site in accordance with company Health, Safety and Welfare Policy and Procedures and with current HSE legislation; ensuring compliance with CDM Regulations and the Health & Safety Plan · File Method Statements in correct folders on site and ensure that all contractors adhere to their requirements · Induct new starters on site; ensuring they hold the relevant CSCS Card and that they have a full understanding of the company Health, Safety and Welfare Policy and Procedures and Site Rules and of their employer’s Method Statements · Ensure the appropriate company-branded Personal Protective Equipment is issued and correctly used on site · Ensure that the site is adequately secured at all times, that safe and acceptable working conditions are maintained on site and safety and welfare facilities are maintained to a good standard; signing the daily inspection sheet · Carry out statutory workplace inspections · Ensure all Plant Certification is valid and current, Plant operatives are approved and Plant inspections are carried out by a competent person · Accompany the Safety Consultant during inspections; act upon the findings and strive to exceed the HH specific data scores · Constantly reinforce the Health & Safety culture, striving for an accident free site. If accidents happen, ensure that First Aid is administered (where appropriate), reported to the Construction Manager and record in the Accident Log (with copy forwarded to Construction Administrator Production · Contribute and present to the Pre-Site Start Presentation following detailed preparation; studying drawings and specification , site inspection with Construction Manager and obtaining of short-term programme from the Civil Engineering Contractor · Establish the site office and compound in accordance with the company standard layout and maintain in good order · Liaise with the Civil Engineering Contractor to ensure compliance with Health & Safety requirements, the programme and material/plant storage/segregation · Produce the annual Notional Unit Programme in conjunction with the Construction Manager, the 3 Monthly Programme and the Monthly Production Schedule (planning work to complete ahead of budgeted requirements in order to reduce Prelims costs) · Control of Work In Progress - Schedule materials in line with the programme, whilst maintaining minimum stock levels, confirming requests by Fax · Produce Weekly Planning Sheet to schedule trades and agree this with sub-contractors, including resource requirements (ensuring meetings are minuted in the Site Diary and confirmed by Fax) · Liaise with multi-utility/statutory providers to ensure that mains and services are installed/diverted/re-located in line with programmed requirements · Hold weekly meetings with the Home Sales Executive, maintain and update the Customer Plot File and ensure Customers’ Extras are completed fully as per Sales Instructions · Attend and contribute to the Bi-monthly Production Meetings · Arrange the final NHBC Inspection for the programmed physical completion date to enable the Certificate to be issued (in good time to allow the release of funds for legal completion) and Fax copy of Certificate to Head Office Sales Dept · Produce the Handover Information Pack for completed properties, including the recording of meter readings · Follow the Exit Plan ensuring all ground works and Customers’ remedial items are completed prior to leaving site Quality · Strive to achieve construction excellence and recognition within internal awards (Centre of Excellence) and external awards. · Carry out routine inspections (minimum twice per day per plot) to ensure that instructions are carried out, the specification and site presentation requirements are complied with, and the required quality standards are met · Liaise with NHBC and Local Authority Inspectors for Key Stage Inspections; escort inspectors on site and act upon their findings · Progressively and formally inspect all stages under construction (including Stage 4, Pre-Plaster, Pre-Paint and Pre-CML; to identify/rectify any defects and educate operatives to eradicate recurrent problems · Carry out 7 day visit to Customers and resolve any issues that may arise · Complete any items raised on 21 day visits by Home Sales Executives · Complete Monthly KPI’s for sub-contractors and suppliers · Feedback design improvement and innovations through the Construction Manager Cost Control · Check and authorise the fortnightly/monthly sub-contractor requests for payment · Ensure materials are stored securely and in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations to minimise loss and wastage · Advise the Construction Manager of material shortages and excesses in order to adjust schedules · Ensure waste materials/packaging are recycled wherever possible and where not are disposed of in accordance with the waste management policy · Minimise company liability for Day work payments; ensure all works are agreed, costed, order numbers issued and approved by Construction Manager prior to commencement · Complete the daily Diary and also the following weekly reports: o Plant Return Sheet o Material Received Sheet o Hourly Paid Time Sheet o Report Sheet (Doc 9) o Production Report Company Image · E stablish and maintain visual presentation of Sales area and Show Home to company standard · Ensure that you personally present a professional image on site by wearing the company uniform, being well presented and by developing good working relationships with everyone you come into contact with in your role as Site Manager People Management · Lead and motivate the site team (direct employees and sub-contractors) to achieve the required objectives · Carry out ‘toolbox talks’ and less formal one-to-one communication with site employees to ensure that they are kept abreast of changing requirements, developments etc · Ensure that direct employees on site receive timely feedback on their performance and are trained and developed accordingly · Oversee the training and development of trainees on site Areas of Discretion · Must not take any action, which exceeds the contents of this Job Guide without the consent of the Construction Director · Not to divulge any information other than to an officer of the Company on matters which are confidential to the Company · Not to take any action which could be deemed not to be in the best interests of the Company What we are looking for · Previous site experience. · Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation. · Up to date relevant knowledge of Health and Safety legislation. · Team commitment. · Demonstrates eye for detail and commitment to delivering excellent standards. · Excellent organisational skills. · Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines. · Professional attitude and approach to work. · Ability to competently operate MS Office (Word & Excel). · Current and Valid UK driving licence Why work for us At Keepmoat we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. As the market leader in our industry we want to ensure that we attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service for our customers. We offer you · Competitive rates of pay – We regularly check our pay against our competitors to make sure they reflect our position as market leader. We also review our pay every year. · Bonus Scheme – Our annual bonus scheme is linked to team and company performance. · Special offers for staff – We run a range of offers and discounts exclusively for our employees including holidays, health club memberships and days out. · Trust – We encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us. · Recognition – We have a scheme to reward people who go the extra mile for our company. · Development – we offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career. 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