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Site & Assistant Site Managers – Construction Department

Department: Construction

The Role

As Site  & Assistant Site Managers you will be responsible for carrying out all aspects of Site Management. Ensuring site performance and progress meet contractual requirements cost effectively and on time.

In this role you will be responsible to the Operations Director (Construction)

This will include, but is not limited to, the following duties:

  • Carry out and co-ordinate site activities in conjunction with the Site/Project Manager to
  • Deliver a high quality service to specification, time and cost targets.
  • Lead a team of employees and subcontractors effectively, and in liaison with other teams, to ensure the clients and company’s expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Communicate with the client and sub-contractors to inform and, as required, resolve any issues which may occur and provide timely accurate feedback from the client and sub-contractors on progress to date
  • Check all paperwork as defined in the company procedures including assistance with the compilation of risk assessments and method statements etc.
  • Ensuring all day works sheets are checked and signed for compliance and then passed onto the commercial lead within 1 week of signing (must ensure that all records are true and accurate)
  • Provide and maintain adequate labour resources on site, within tender allowances, to achieve programme requirements.
  • Ensure all site staff, operatives and sub-contractors achieve outputs, standards of workmanship and quality demanded by the company and contract documents.
  • Liaise with the Construction Administration team to ensure material/plant deliveries meet programme and site requirements. Provide sufficient notice to allow for manufacturer’s lead in time as well as in-house pricing and procurement.
  • Avoid or minimise material wastage.
  • Monitor plant and equipment on site each week, notifying Construction Administration team of company plant to be returned to yard or transferred, and of hire plant to be terminated and collected.
  • Avoid unnecessary and expensive hire charges and additional costs due to damage or failure to carry out required routine care and maintenance.
  • Check quality of workmanship by labour-only and domestic sub-contractors and advise the Contracts Manager or any failures prior to payment.
  • Monitor progress against the contract programme and notify the Contracts Manager of any delay or disruption.
  • Liaise with the Contracts Manager to ensure all essential drawings, schedules, information requirements or answers to queries are requested and received in sufficient time to avoid delay and disruption.
  • Ensure all verbal site instructions are recorded in a CVI book, dated and signed by the client’s representative. Copy to the Commercial team to claim payment.
  • Ensure no verbal instruction is actioned or variation work undertaken until the office is notified and written confirmation recorded or received.
  • Ensure all documentation is submitted to the Contracts Manager or Construction Administration team for authorisation by 10.00 am each Monday morning in order to ensure no delays in payment:
  • Labour time sheets for all weekly paid staff, operatives and labour only sub-contractors.
  • Report back any useful market information to the company for further action.
  • Notify the office of any damage to existing services.
  • Ensure only authorised overtime is worked and paid.
  • Maintain all relevant Health and Safety records, including Net Register, Accident Book etc.
  • Ensure all site vehicles, plant, machines and equipment are serviced and kept in good clean and safe condition with an up-to-date service log.
  • Ensure the site area allocated for storage of site equipment and materials is kept clean and free of unwanted hazards.
  • Ensure materials booked into Site Store are counted and information is passed to the Construction Administration team for future call-off.
  • Ensure all paperwork and records are accurate, up-to-date and stored securely.
  • Encourage and develop teamwork, both within your team and between teams.
  • Actively participate in training and continuous improvement activities for betterment of skills and safe working practices.
  • Work efficiently and safely at all times in accordance with the appropriate training, the Company Safety Policy and HSE guidelines.
  • Keep working areas clean and tidy at all times, in line with Company housekeeping standards.
  • Attend site progress meetings, check accuracy of minutes and challenge as necessary.
  • Action any Technical Queries.
  • Ensure sites are working to currently issued or revised drawings and information.
  • Attend management meetings to discuss results of monthly cost/value comparisons and reconciliations.
  • Obtain and action snagging and defect lists.
  • Attend weekly production meetings to establish, discuss and arrange level and allocation of labour and plant requirements for the week ahead and any other problems requiring urgent attention.
  • Notify the Contracts Manager of all potential variations and extras immediately they become apparent.

General requirements

You will be expected to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality at all times regarding the company and its Clients. You must also work efficiently and safely at all times in accordance with the appropriate training, the Company Safety Policy and HSE guidelines.

Your ability to relate well with Clients and Staff and to maintain high professional standards is very important, alongside your ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner both in writing and verbally. In doing so you must also ensure an appropriate standard of dress and personal appearance is maintained at all times.

You should demonstrate and use initiative to carry out work with minimal supervision, including the skills to prioritise and work to strict deadlines whilst being thorough and paying close attention to detail. This will be reinforced by demonstrating an enthusiastic, flexible and conscientious approach to work.

Once inducted, you should demonstrate a clear understanding of the Company’s structure, values and procedures, including the QEMS. In relation to this, you must advise your line manager immediately of any visits to site by external agencies such as the Health & Safety Executive, Environmental Health Officers etc.

The main duties listed above are not intended to be exhaustive and may be revised in accordance with the requirements of the department and the company.


In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Meldrum is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.


If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please apply by sending a covering letter and a copy of your current CV to

Or by post to the

Staff Development Manager
Meldrum Construction Services Ltd
Pantheon Building
Lancaster Road
Tyne and Wear
NE11 9JW