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Job Opportunity

Construction Manager


𝗞𝗲𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀:
• Oversee all aspects of the project from construction to completion, ensuring it meets quality, safety, and budgetary standards.
• Manage, coordinate & lead the design team, sub-contractors and inhouse labour to ensure efficient project execution.
• Develop and manage project schedules, budgets, and resources.
• In conjunction with the inhouse Project Manager, procure sub-contractors.
• Procure labour, materials and services required .
• Collaborate with key stakeholders, including clients, architects, and subcontractors, to ensure effective communication and project alignment.
• Implement and maintain project controls and risk management strategies.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and industry standards.
• Develop a culture of safety and quality excellence on the project site.

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction or site management, with a proven track record of delivering complex construction projects.
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and manage.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
• Proficiency in project management software and tools.
• Knowledge of UK construction regulations and industry best practices.

𝗖𝗩𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼

Closing Date - 31.10.2023

Job Description

Construction Manager.

Job Description: 


Job Overview: -

Reporting to our Development Director, you will join our existing 10-person management team. Your primary role will be to effectively manage the construction activities of our organisation, to ensure an efficient and organised construction division, in support of the general aims of our organisation as provided in our Corporate Strategy. The Construction Manager will be required to develop and implement systematic procedures which will organise, control & resolve issues before they become problems.


Responsible for: -

  • Staff & Others - Design Team, Site agents, Foreman, Ganger, Site Workforce, Apprentices, Suppliers, Sub-Contractors & Utility Providers.

  • Programmes - In liaison with Site Managers, Sales Manager and Development Director prepare Construction Programmes for individual projects and globally for all projects for approval by Development Director.

  • Monitor/Reporting - Provide Director and others with information and reports as requested and necessary.  Monitor progress and report to Development Director, inform others at a level and detail as necessary / required.

Main Duties: 

Project Planning, Programming & Monitoring: 

Agree job programmes with Site Managers and monitor progress.  Communicate programme and subsequent changes to all affected parties.  Intervene and agree action plans to recover delays.  Ensure timely request for and delivery of all information that is on the programme critical path.  Identify variations to contract that will impact on the programme and ensure programme is revised to accommodate them.  Liaise with Joinery Manager to assist production programming to ensure smooth workflow through the joinery department.  Compile such reports as are required to demonstrate progress against programme and budget.  Liaise with PM to ensure utilities are programmed in.  Liaise with suppliers to ensure they are aware of when deliveries are required, and material deliveries are included in project plan. Liaise with and co-ordinate information flows with the design team.



Compile procurement schedules and liaise with Site Agent re site supply and specialist requirements, specifying deadlines.  Identifying and selecting Sub-Contractors to ensure level of competence and size of existing workload are consistent with the nature of the contract.  Develop and implement a new procurement system.



In conjunction with the Financial Controller and Project team, monitor job costs and progress against budget.  In conjunction with the Project Surveyor liaise to make sure the valuations are submitted on time; in the absence of the Project Surveyor this will be the responsibility of the Construction Manager.


Ensure in-coming invoices or applications for payment from Sub-Contractors and Suppliers are checked and signed off to release payment in conjunction with the Financial Controller.  Ensure all variations are identified, submit and negotiate agreement of the final Contract account.  Manage insurance claims arising from the Contract.


Operations and Workforce Management:

Monitor organisation and methods to ensure maximum efficiency.  Set common operational standards throughout sites.  Ensure that an adequate workforce is available to enable completion of Contracts to programme, whilst minimising payroll cost.  Provide technical support to Site Managers.  Hold regular progress review meetings and review labour requirements with Site Managers.  Ensure all personnel recruitment and induction procedures are completed to ensure compliance with relevant legislation for example Inland Revenue Construction Industry Scheme, Health & Safety at Work.  Liaise with Sub-Contract Trades to ensure good relations are maintained and performance requirements are clearly communicated.  Maintain company-wide overview of sub-contract, labour, and trades availability to suit programmes, avoid over-commitment of Sub-Contractors.  Review Sub-Contractor performance on completion of contracts, giving feedback to Development Director. Develop & introduce a staff incentive scheme.


Quality Control and Compliance:

Monitor methods and output to ensure that required quality standards are achieved at minimum cost and that the requirement for snagging is minimal.  Agree snagging list.  Communicate snagging list to all affected parties, monitor for timely completion and obtain client sign-off.  Monitor output to ensure compliance with Building Regulations and any other prevailing legislation.  Responsibility for instructing, reviewing and reduction of after sales work.


General Management:

Comply with and assist in the development and implementation of organisations management procedures.  Develop policies in order to meet the Companies short-, medium- and long-term goals as related to your area of expertise and authority, ensuring their seamless integration with other Company Policies.  To liaise with Site Contractors, Designers and Suppliers to ensure that the organisation can benefit from new technologies, materials and methodology.  Advise in buildability.  Responsible for recruiting and releasing workforce and for recruiting and releasing subordinate managers in conjunction with Development Director.


Health & Safety Compliance:

Monitor methods and output to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations; including the Company Health & Safety Policy, to minimise the likelihood of accidents and the resulting fines and compensation claims.  Ensure training needs are identified and, in conjunction with the Financial Controller, arrange personnel to attend such courses as are necessary.  Ensure compliance with all environmental legislation and guidance.


Health & Safety Policy Procedures:

In conjunction with site managers responsibility for Health & Safety across the Organisation, including developing new policies and implantation.


Michael J. Crawford BSc, MSc, MCIOB, APM.

17th October 2023.

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