Careers

Trainee Site Manager

Closing Date: 2024-06-21

Location: Covering the Wiltshire & Oxfordshire Areas

Salary: Competitive

Type: Permanent - Full Time

At Bloor Homes, our Site Managers are extremely important people within our business. Working day-to-day at the ‘front line’ of construction, they deal with key people from our Head Office, as well as tradespeople and contractors on site. Not only that, but they meet the most important people of all: our customers, as we design, build and hand over their new, dream home. We are now seeking suitable people to join our comprehensive training programme to become a fully qualified Site Manager. You may have a background as a time-served trades professional, or as a project manager in a related area. Or you may just be an ambitious, capable person with a desire to succeed in a successful, people-focused business.

 

We are recruiting for a Trainee Site Manager to join our South West Region, based across the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire areas. As Trainee Site Manager, you will shadow other roles to gain awareness of all site-based activities, as well as gaining an understanding of the whole housebuilding process. You will play a key role in quality control, health and safety, resource management and staff recruitment on-site. Meeting customers, answering their questions and resolving any problems will be a key part of your job. Ideally, you will have experience in the construction industry, and have the relevant skills and qualifications. And of course you will need effective written and verbal communication skills, plus good time management too. It’s a challenging role, and a rewarding one. You’ll get a college-based qualification under your belt, and the knowledge and experience to progress within the company and ultimately manage your own site.

 

MAIN DUTIES

  • To shadow other site workers to gain an awareness of all site based activities.
  • To complete a period of secondment to other departments such as commercial, design and technical and sales to gain a greater understanding of the whole house building process.
  • To ensure that all houses/flats are produced to a consistently high standard of quality, so as to comply in all respects with specific regulators.
  • To ensure that any customer complaints during the production cycle are promptly and properly investigated and the appropriate action is taken.
  • To ensure that the resources of men and materials at his disposal are properly co-ordinated.
  • To recruit as requested a number of directly employed operatives or labour only sub-contractors as shall be necessary to enable the production objectives of the site.
  • To participate in the selection of labour and materials sub-contractors who will be working on his site and liaising with them throughout.
  • To reasonably check that the setting out and levels of all houses to be constructed on the development accord with the drawings provided or if variances are thought necessary then they are agreed with the engineer/planner/Contracts Manager/Construction Director and adequately recorded.
  • To co-ordinate men and materials to meet the production programme and in particular to maintain the optimum level of materials on site consistent with the labour force being fully and effectively employed and the agreed production programme being met.
  • To monitor the output of all persons working on site and sign off payment for work completed to the required standards of quality.
  • To initiate all inspections by the Local Building Inspector or the NHBC under the Building Regulations and to attend inspections of the site.
  • To supervise and inspect all road and sewer construction on the site.
  • To organise the connection of all services in good time so as not to delay occupations.
  • To carry out pre-completion inspections of houses on the development with the purchasers thereof and to record any outstanding work in writing over the signature of the purchaser.
  • To ensure compliance with all Health and Safety and other relevant legislation and, on the occasion of any visit to the site, to accompany such person in the inspection of the site.
  • To attend and participate fully in such meetings as may be called by or with the support of the Contracts Manager and in particular pre-start meetings and quarterly/monthly Site Managers Meetings
  • To ensure that all reasonable requests from the Company’s Sales Staff in connection with the preparation and maintenance of Show Homes are accommodated as soon as possible.
  • To give assistance to the Customer Care Manager for all works necessary in completing maintenance in a professional and efficient manner, strictly adhering to date and appointments agreed by the Customer Care Manager.
  • Attending meetings that may be necessary in the performance of your duties.
  • Complying with and uphold company policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time.
  • Ensuring all health and Safety aspects of Covid-19.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES 

  • Keen interest within the construction industry.
  • Good problem solving skills with excellent time management.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Excellent attention to Detail with a desire to succeed.

 

COMPANY BENEFITS

  • Company Car
  • Company Phone and Laptop
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • 33 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Group Staff Discount at Triumph Motorcycles ltd.
  • Competitive discount on our homes (dependent upon the property and location)

 

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