Job profile – Site Manager

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under About us - find a job.

Grade H

  • Location: Shearlegs Road
  • Service: Property and Assets
  • Line manager: Project Manager
  • Car user status: Casual

Job purpose

The key roles of this post include:

  1. To ensure conduct and behaviour demonstrates a commitment to the core company values and promotes cross service working to achieve excellent customer service and outcomes
  2. To support, coach and develop team members in line with company policies and procedures to maximise their full potential, ensuring both personal and organisational objectives are met
  3. To be proactive in all aspects of health & safety management to comply with current legislation, including CDM regulations; promote a culture of good health and safety practice within the working environment, ensuring personal responsibilities to yourself and others are discharged in line with company policies and procedures
  4. To demonstrate a positive, diverse and inclusive attitude to both internal and external customers and colleagues
  5. To actively participate in the evaluation, development and continuous improvement of the service, keeping up to date with policies and procedures and participating in meetings and training as necessary
  6. To effectively coordinate and supervise resources engaged in the delivery of cyclical delivery program activities and/or capital M&E schemes
  7. To sign and complete test sheets as an NICEIC Qualified Supervisor
  8. To monitor and manage subcontractor performance
  9. To assist in the preparation of programmes for construction activities to achieve targets
  10. To monitor and manage progress of works against programmes, ensuring all works are delivered on time, within specification, budget and to the client’s satisfaction
  11. To ensure compliance with appropriate specifications (including tests such as material sampling)
  12. To deliver quality services with an appropriate framework (e.g. best value, Q.A.) to ensure customer satisfaction
  13. To oversee and proactively manage budgets to make best use of funds available, while making value-for-money decisions
  14. Such other responsibilities allocated which are appropriate to the grade of the post.




  • Extensive, relevant, on-site managerial/technical work experience in the construction industry
  • Working within/delivering capital electrical or mechanical contracts
  • Experience of health and safety regulations, including CDM regulations
  • Working with ICT systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook


  • NVQ level 3 in an electrical, mechanical or construction-related subject (or equivalent, demonstrable experience/qualifications)
  • Qualified to IET Wiring Regulations 18th edition
  • Full driving licence or ability to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • Hold (or be working towards) City & Guilds Inspection and Testing 2391 (or equivalent)
  • NICEIC Qualified Supervisor (or willing to undertake the NICEIC QS assessment within the first six months of employment)


  • Principles of construction
  • Building regulations in relation to electrical, mechanical or cyclical works
  • Budget monitoring and performance management
  • An understanding of equality and diversity and how this is demonstrated in the workplace
  • Effective communication (verbal and written)



  • Managing employees/sub-contractors on-site
  • Design and build
  • Contract management
  • Working as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce


  • SMSTS certificate
  • 3-day First Aid qualified
  • Scaffold inspection
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Relevant professional/managerial qualification


  • Knowledge of financial control
  • Contract administration
  • Local government policies/procedures
  • Project management
  • Programming – sequence and critical path activities

Competency definitions

Deciding and Initiating Action

Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people; takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activity and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions, which may include tough choices or considered risks

Working with People

Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well

Writing and Reporting

Writes convincingly; writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; avoids the unnecessary use of jargon or complicated language; writes in a well-structured and logical way; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience

Planning and Organising

Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones

Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals

Following Instructions and Procedures

Not challenging authority; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates commitment to the organisation; complies with legal obligations and safety requirements of the role

Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

Maintains a positive outlook at work; works productively in a pressurised environment; keeps emotions under control during difficult situations; handles criticism well and learns from it; balances the demands of a work life and a personal life.

Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives

Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm; works hard and puts in longer hours when it is necessary; seeks progression to roles of increased responsibility and influence; identifies own development needs and makes use of developmental or training opportunities.