Senior Site Manager

Posted 26 June 2024
Salary £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Car Allowance / Vehicle
Job type Permanent
DisciplineBuilt Environment RecruitmentPermanent Recruitment
Contact NameJohn MacRitchie

Job description

Orion Group is collaborating with a renowned national Tier 1 client known for delivering high-value infrastructure projects across the UK. They are seeking to appoint a Senior Site Manager on a permanent basis.

The Senior Site Manager will be responsible for overseeing a significant project in Aberdeen, with an immediate start and a projected completion within two years.Ideally, you will be based locally, although they're are open to applicants from elsewhere in the UK and will provide accommodation.

As the Senior Site Manager, you will support the project team(s) in matters of third party liaison through; actively engaging with the client, coordinating communications with third parties, promoting the business and the project, dealing with complaints and delivering MHA framework engagement requirements.

  • Create a 'Knowingly Safe' working environment

  • Ensure that the principles of CDM are applied and relevant legislation is complied with

  • Ensure Highways England's Imperatives 'Safety, Customer and Delivery' are delivered and on time.

  • Engage with the designer and other stakeholders to ensure a safe, buildable and timely design is achieved within the detailed design phase to allow efficient delivery of the scheme.

  • Working with the SPM, estimating and commercial teams, ensure robust budget and Total of Prices submissions are prepared, submitted for GT governance and agreed with client teams to secure Notice to Proceed to construction

  • Work with the commercial team to manage change

  • Plan, prepare and facilitate collaborative workshops as and when required

  • Ensure commercial processes are followed in all procurement activities and best value is achieved

  • Ensure all pre-commencement and regulatory requirements are discharged prior to work commencing.

  • Plan and prepare for delivery of the Scheme throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Ensure all Temporary Works (TW) processes are implemented, TW requirements are understood and designed in a timely manner and implemented and monitored on site.

  • Ensure a Utility Service Coordinator is appointed and that all company permit to work systems are followed.

  • Plan, prepare and oversee the establishment of the site offices and compound

  • Champion the use of innovative technologies and techniques

  • Manage risk & opportunities in conjunction with the Risk Manager and SPM

  • Ensure any incidents/accidents are thoroughly investigated, closed out and learnings implemented

  • Take ownership for the delivery and quality of work to the required standards

  • Manage the Construction Teams and Supply Chain partners to ensure delivery of the Scheme (or Section) in line with the agreed Budget, Programme and Scope.

About You:

  • Promote a positive safety, quality and FREDIE culture

  • Proven experience in successfully managing teams and contributing to their professional development.

  • Strong project management capabilities able to showcase a track record of delivering to clients expectations.

  • Well developed communication skills with experience dealing with clients and supply chain

  • Strong knowledge of CDM 15.

  • Excellent knowledge of NEC and commercially astute.

  • Strong leadership and delegation skills.

  • Design and Build / ECI experience within infrastructure

  • Proven experience of Major Civils projects, specifically Street Scapes


Our client believes in putting there people first and offers a benefits package which reflects by offering a generous salary and a comprehensive range of attractive options to help support your career.

  • Generous holiday entitlement, increasing with years of service, plus the opportunity to purchase further holidays

  • A wide range of corporate discounts

  • Cycle to Work schemes

  • Comprehensive pension plan

  • Regular Save as You Earn share purchase scheme

  • Private medical scheme options are available for all salaried employees and our employee assistance programme also provides free 24/7 support to those who need it

  • Paid for yearly membership to one recognised professional association relevant to your role.

*Please note applicants must hold the relevant right to work in the UK.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.