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Senior Construction Manager

  • Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Package (Negotiable)
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH371515_1505318221

Job description

Senior Construction Manager Required - Permanent Role - Cambridge Base - Circa £60,000 Per Annum + Package (Negotiable)

Our client, a large national construction contractor is looking for a Senior Construction Manager to join their growing team and to provide clear leadership and direction to their construction team. In this role you will generally, be engaged on medium to large scale construction projects, ensuring that the levels of supervision/management are sufficient to meet the project challenges, particularly with respect to health & safety. You will be required to oversee all areas of the project, however at times focus will be required on key sites or packages that are not meeting the project objectives or where improvement is required.

Daily duties will include:

Management of the Site

  • Plan, organise, control and coordinate the site or section of the site to a satisfactory and safe completion
  • Ensure that works are coordinated to ensure suitable safe access and segregation is maintained
  • Ensure that works are not started before Risk Assessments, Task Safety Plans and Method Statements are issued and agreed; issued and communicated by the sub-contractor and to then actively monitor their implementation
  • Aware of full project life cycle and contributes effectively with construction expertise at each
  • Sets up processes to ensure the site team effectively manage all site reporting such as record sheets, site instructions, daily diary etc.

Managing resources

  • Fully aware of the resource requirements to effectively complete a section of work and ensures arrangements are made to meet these needs
  • Ensure individuals are aware of what is expected of them
  • Develop individuals through coaching and training
  • Resolution of disputes

Management of information

  • Ensure that the works are carried out in accordance with good practise and in line with all relevant specifications, drawings, method statements and to obtain all relevant technical / manufacturers information prior to any activity commencing
  • Dissemination of information to relevant parties


  • Ensure materials, plant and sub-contractors are procured to meet targets
  • Control costs.
  • Recognises change on site and retains records as required by the established change control process.


  • Ensure each subcontractor is aware of the Guide for Sub Contractors working with our client and are interviewed prior to any engagement
  • Communicates quality policy and systems to subcontractors and suppliers
  • Ensures that robust on site procedures are established and employed and undertakes daily checks
  • Undertakes regular checks to ensure workforce are meeting quality requirements
  • Drives delivery of quality for the project, actively stopping and correcting sub-standard work and actively engaging specialist support to ensure this

Health and Safety

  • Ensure that the works are undertaken in accordance with all HS&E legislation, and the site Health Safety and Environmental Plans
  • Puts safety first and instills this in the project team and suppliers
  • Ensures that suitable welfare is in place and maintained
  • Sets up procedures to ensure that all safety documentation is collated and retained for example scaffold inspection records, PUWER records etc.
  • Ensures that weekly recorded site inspections for temp works such as hoardings, scaffolds, Haki stairs etc. are undertaken
  • Ensures plant is inspected to meet PUWER guidelines

Project Planning

  • Mark up the project programme on a weekly basis
  • Assesses and coordinates one week lookahead suppliers programme and monthly look-ahead programmes for site operations from project programme. Attends and chairs Weekly Last Planner Meeting
  • Daily review of the weekly work plan, and brief trade supervision on action required
  • Ensures the short term plans and performance requirements are delivered, including re-prioritisation of works, to include holding weekly progress meetings

Liaison with client and end users and neighbours

  • Manage aspirations of client, end users and neighbours
  • Resolve queries and complaints
  • Develop relationships for the future
  • Report on progress, problems and information requirements


  • Understand project objectives and communicates to site teams as short to medium term goals to focus works
  • Determines the site set-up with all roles clearly communicated to ensure all parties understand their responsibilities and are accountable
  • Ensure company procedures are being maintained by internal review

Candidates will ideally:

  • Hold a valid CSCS card
  • Hold additional qualifications such as SMSTS, First Aid at work etc
  • Be ICIOB certified, or equivalent
  • Have experience of delivering Major projects team & internal fit out management

For more information or to apply for this role, please contact Mollie Pickering on 0121 200 5520 or send an e-mail

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