Job profile – Site Manager (electrical)

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

Grade H

  • Location: Shearlegs Road/various sites across Gateshead with some temporary homeworking during COVID-19
  • Service: Property and Assets
  • Line manager: Project Manager
  • Car user status: Casual

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 work as part of a team collaborating and sharing knowledge openly to enhance service delivery, ensuring both individual and team objectives are met.

Role specific

  1. To effectively coordinate and supervise resources engaged in the delivery of cyclical delivery programme activities and/or Capital M&E schemes
  2. To be the competent NICEIC-Qualified Supervisor, ensuring sign off and completion of test sheet
  3. To monitor and manage subcontractor performance
  4. To assist in the preparation of programs for construction activities in order to achieve targets
  5. To monitor and manage progress of works against programs to ensure that all works are delivered on time, within specification, budget and to the client’s satisfaction
  6. To ensure compliance with appropriate specifications (including tests such as material sampling)
  7. To deliver quality services with an appropriate framework (e.g. Best Value, Q.A.) to ensure customer satisfaction is maintained
  8. To oversee and proactively manage budgets to make best use of funds available while making value for money decisions
  9. To maintain electrical qualifications / accreditations to current legal requirements
  10. Such other responsibilities allocated which are appropriate to the grade of the post.

Essential criteria

  • Experience in the principles of construction, with either extensive, relevant, on-site managerial or technical work experience 
  • Experience in delivering and managing electrical compliance contracts
  • Experience in health and safety regulations, including CDM Regulations
  • Experience of working with ICT systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience of managing employees/subcontractors on site
  • Experience of effectively communicating and negotiating to achieve desired outcomes (verbally and written)
  • Experience of contract management
  • NVQ Level 3 electrical apprenticeship
  • Qualified to IET Wiring Regulations 18th edition
  • Full driving licence or ability to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • 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)
  • Knowledge of principles of construction
  • Knowledge of building regulations in relation to electrical works, FM or cyclical works
  • Knowledge of budget monitoring and performance management
  • Knowledge of equality and diversity and how this is demonstrated in a work environment

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of local government policies and procedures
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of programming – sequence and critical path activities
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • SMSTS certificate
  • Valid ECS card
  • 3-day First Aid qualified
  • Recent asbestos awareness training
  • Relevant professional/managerial qualification

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.