Senior Site Manager (Internals)




Reports to: Project Manager


Downing currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Site Manager to work as part of the in-house Construction Team.  The role will support a major mixed-use development in Edinburgh, compromising of 323 student bedrooms, 95 private residential properties, and community spaces. This role is a great opportunity for those with previous experience handling the internal aspect of a Site Manager position.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the achievement of Downing’s safety targets and zero tolerance of unsafe working practices and occurrences.
  • To deliver the sub project to the client within budget, Quality Assurance standards, on programme and to stringent safety parameters.
  • To work with the planning team to develop detailed and accurate short-term programmes of work.
  • To assess the staff capability and performance.
  • To conscious of build and delivery of the section/project.
  • To provide accurate and timely reporting of progress of the project.
  • To ensure adoption of innovative ideas from within the business and from the workforce.
  • To plan the programming of day-to-day resource requirement and communicate these to the construction team.
  • To interface with other sections managers to share best practice and ensure effective resource utilisation.
  • To monitor external changes to work plans and report the effect of change.
  • To lead section meetings and review progress in productivity, design and achievement of commercial requirements.
  • To ensure effective implementation Downing’s project management systems and procedures.
  • Contribute to the contract review process.


Key Skills:

  • Previous experience handling internal construction
  • Background of over-seeing high-raise schemes and large-scale brickwork
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Detailed knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation
  • Influencing skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of project flow and demand fulfilment
  • Good knowledge of plant and equipment
  • The ability to work with initiative when outside influences affect planned operations



  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Life assurance cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Car allowance / Company Car
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