We are looking for an experienced Site Manager – Logistics to join our talented in-house Construction team. Based at our largest development yet, the Manager will work across our First Street development – an innovative multi-purpose development consisting of four high-rise towers. You will help manage the safe and efficient movement of materials, goods, and equipment to support the site logistics across the £300 million development.

Downing is a family-owned, market leading real estate investment, development and property management business; highly regarded in the student accommodation sector. Downing has operated for over 30 years, with 15 student accommodation sites across 9 major cities, and a further £1bn of upcoming developments in our pipe line.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the organisations health and safety policies are implemented and followed regarding logistics.
  • Liaising with the relevant staff and suppliers managing movements to and from the site
  • Contribute to the achievement of Downing Construction’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 be 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 Requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation, awareness and process
  • Site Logistics experience
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of project flow and demand fulfilment
  • Good knowledge of plant equipment
  • The ability to work with initiative when outside influences affect planned operations


  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life assurance cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Permanent Health Insurance scheme
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