Willmott Dixon

Senior Site Manager

01 Sep 2020
01 Oct 2020
Full Time
Set hours
Contract Type

The Role

Our award-winning team create space that help businesses succeed. Combining the strength of a national contractor with the skills of a highly experienced design and fit-out team and completing one-off projects up to £40 million plus in value.

We are very pleased to be recruiting a Senior Site Manager to join our growing team. Candidates will align themselves with our commitment to customer service, quality and our culture.

As a Sunday Times Top 100 Listed Company (5th place) the UK's first carbon neutral construction company since 2012, we are proud to have achieved the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development (2016 & 2019) and Promoting Opportunity (2018). We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from business in the community.

You will be joining a supportive company that will develop your career and hope to offer you a career of a lifetime.

To be considered as a Senior Site Manager, you will be capable of running and delivering refurbishment projects of £5m plus. Reporting to the Construction/Operations Manager the ideal candidate will be able to lead the site management team and the supply chain to deliver the projects safely, on time, within budget and to the highest quality whilst exceeding our customers' expectations.

Our site management teams' responsibilities include:

The ability to maintain the highest standard of health, safety and environmental management.

Helping to implement project strategies in order to achieve the company's sustainability objectives.

The ability to establish and maintain standards of quality on site and ensure delivery of a quality build in accordance with the project specifications and requirements.

Adopt a professional and considerate approach with all your stakeholders to maintain good working relations.

Support of community relations and ensuring appropriate site image is maintained to encourage repeat business.

The ability to produce and develop 'look - aheads' that help the project programme and control operations to achieve delivery of the project on time.

Maintain continuous learning and development to ensure appropriate technical awareness.

Assist with project handover and ensure defect/ snag free completion.

The Project

This is an opportunity to work in a fantastic team on a £40 million high-quality and complex project to refurbish over 170,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in Birmingham City Centre to BREEAM Excellent standard.

Essential and Desirable Criteria


  • A track record of successful delivery of projects.
  • A variety of construction operations.
  • Using Microsoft suite of Office programmes; inc. Excel, Word, Outlook and Project.
  • Controlling costs, timing and quality in line with targets.
  • Efficient use of all staff and resources.
  • Reading and accurately interpreting programmes, drawings and technical specifications.
  • Ensuring project team(s) understanding of drawings and technical specifications.
  • Understanding and appropriately sharing build programmes.
  • Managing teams including the supply chain, direct employees and consultants.
  • Playing a leading role which positively contributes to the project team(s).
  • Proactively liaising with customers and the supply chain.
  • Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (HNC / NVQ4 etc) or equivalent.
  • Appropriate CSCS card.
  • SMSTS certificate.
  • First Aid at Work certificate.
  • Able to travel independently to work.


  • Relevant degree.
  • Working towards a MCIOB.

Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

We are happy to consider flexible working.

About Us

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets.

Willmott Dixon is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community.

We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements.

* Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.


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