Birmingham , West Midlands

Site Manager


Reference number: INT00198

Closing date:


Site Manager

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 £45 million in value.

We are very pleased to be recruiting a Build (Site) Manager to join our growing team in the Midlands based from our Central Birmingham office at Two Snow Hill and the project workload in the surrounding area. Candidates will align themselves with our commitment to customer service, quality and our culture.

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 Build Manager, you will be capable of running and delivering refurbishment projects of £10m 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.

Key responsibilities include:

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

  • Implementation of 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.

  • Manage the client expectations and adopt a professional and considerate approach to maintain good working relations.

  • Implement the supply chain policy.

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

  • The ability to produce and develop project programmes and control operations to achieve delivery of the project on time.

  • Elimination of waste and avoidance of non-recoverable costs and preliminaries losses.

  • Maintain continuous professional development to ensure appropriate technical awareness.

  • Implement standard procedures.

  • Manage project handover and ensure defect / snag free completion.

  • Support the strategy for the closure of defects during defects period and obtain certificate of Making Good Defects within targets set.

  • Implement best practice and drive continuous improvement.

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 £55 million in value.

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 safe projects.

  • A variety of construction operations.

  • Using Microsoft suite of Office programmes; inc. Excel, Word, Outlook and Project. (we now use Office365)

  • 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.

  • Valid driving licence.


  • Relevant degree.

  • Working towards a MCIOB.

  • Basic planning/programming (Powerproject)

  • Experience using handheld technology for snagging, photo records, etc. (Fieldview)

  • Willingness to reach out to the community to offer experience of construction.

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 has very recently been awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 to work for and 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.