Trainee Site Manager




Downing is an award-winning company that operates throughout the UK. We build and manage a range of properties across commercial, PBSA, and residential sectors. With a number of developments already under construction, as well as an exciting pipeline, we are heading into one of our busiest periods yet.


We are looking for a Trainee Site Manager to join our largest development yet. The successful candidate will work with our in-house Construction team to help build our £400 million mixed-accommodation neighbourhood split across 4 blocks.


This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to grow within the Construction industry. It’s a fantastic, hands-on approach to developing your skillset within an impressive, leading company.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Site Managers in ensuring the project is delivered within budget, quality assurance standards, and health & safety standards.
  • Work with Site Managers in liaising with additional teams such as Development, Planning etc.
  • Assist the Site Managers in routinely monitoring progress throughout the project
  • Maintain that site records are up-to-date and correctly logged
  • Ensure that you will comply with building / health & safety regulations
  • Support the Site Managers in monitoring staff capability and performance
  • Carrying out general adhoc tasks as and when required


Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience within a Construction role is desired but not essential
  • Confident handling additional Construction systems, along with Microsoft packages
  • Demonstrates willingness and enthusiasm for training within the role
  • Exceptional and thorough communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to occasionally travel to sites when required



  • Life assurance cover
  • Company pension
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