Site Manager


Reports to:  Project Manager


Downing has been operating for over 30 years, across three successful divisions:  mixed use development, property management, and construction and student accommodation.


This holistic approach is the key to our sustainability and we maintain a thriving investment portfolio and are continuing to grow as a major force in the property industry throughout the UK.


Role purpose:

  • To provide the construction management and production leadership for a work package within a large project or for all field production on a smaller site.
  • The role is to be responsible for the overall technical co-ordination of the façade construction process.
  • Strong experience of Internals is required to support the project.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Contribute 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:

  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Experience in large scale brickwork
  • 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
  • Experience of the façade construction industry and façade sips panels and terracotta cladding
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