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Job Posting: Site Manager

Ecospheric is an award winning Passive House consultancy supporting planners, architects and developers in designing and delivering pioneering eco developments which save carbon and drive technological change. We have a track record of supporting projects ranging from complex Passive House retrofits and innovative Paragraph 80 projects on landed estates through to the design of multi-story Passive House residential developments and low energy commercial and public buildings including schools and hospitals.

 

The company also leads the industry with its ground-breaking sustainable property developments incorporating the latest low energy technologies and methodologies. Current projects include a food hall aiming for zero energy and zero waste, a residential development of 5 new build zero petrochemical and concrete free certified passive house premium homes, the conversion of a 300 year old Yorkshire barn to off-grid group accommodation, and the zero energy renovation of an Elizabethan grade II* listed hall (our offices) .

 

To help us meet the increasing demand for sustainable solutions in the built environment, we are seeking a motivated and conscientious site manager to join our construction team. 

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POSITION DETAILS

Title: Site Manager / Assistant Site Manager

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £25,000-£40,000 dependant on experience

Location: Lymm, Cheshire

Hours: Full time

JOB ROLE

We are looking for a Site Manager to help facilitate the construction of 5 new build Passive House Premium dwellings in Lymm. 

 

The successful candidate will join an established team of knowledgeable employees/subcontractors supported by an award winning design and engineering team. There will be a period of training/mentorship where the successful applicant will work alongside our current site manager.

 

This is an unparalleled opportunity to work on a project at the forefront of sustainable construction and we require all applicants to be committed to developing a specialism in this area. 

 

The successful candidate will be working with a small team in a fast-changing industry, and there will be plenty of opportunity for growth. We actively support further professional development including qualifications in both site management and sustainability such as the Passive House tradesperson course. 

 

The role initially focuses on four principal elements: 

 

1. SITE SAFETY

  • Risk assessments, method statements and COSHH 

  • Site inductions, sign in records, near miss/accident reporting, etc 

  • Tool box talks (and records) 

  • Support office team in creating Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP) and advising when updates are required

  • Weekly site checklist (taking remedial action as required) 

  • Plant and tool maintenance (ensuring all are safe for use and appropriate records kept)


2. TEAM AND TASK MANAGEMENT 

  • Support office team in creating/maintaining construction schedules, providing regular feedback on site progress and issues arising

  • Site diary updates

  • Task allocation for onsite employees and subcontractors

  • Performance review and feedback for site employees 

  • Coordination of third parties: subcontractors, utilities, mechanics etc.

  • Coordination of deliveries to site

3. ONSITE SUPPORT

  • Work alongside our consultancy team to develop skills in reviewing for airtightness and thermal breaks as well as gaining knowledge of sustainable building techniques

  • Help facilitate dynamic construction problem solving across our site and consultancy teams as they work together to develop sustainable solutions

  • Provide site labour on an adhoc basis when required to support the team (large deliveries, meeting deadlines, etc)

  • Support architect and in house engineers in surveying and site set out

 

4. LABOUR AND MATERIAL SOURCING (supported by office team)

  • Subcontractor identification, associated tender processes and appointment

  • Purchase of  new and reclaimed non specialist building materials

  • Waste management 

  • Plant and tool identification, comparison studies and purchase

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in all areas listed under SITE SAFETY above (essential) 

  • Completion of relevant construction health and safety courses such as SMSTS (essential)

  • Min 3 years experience working on a construction site (essential)

  • Min 18 months experience in an assistant/trainee or junior site manager role (essential) 

  • Experience in a Site Manager role (desired)

  • Professional qualification related to site management (desired) 

  • Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson (desired)

  • Understanding of digital scheduling tools such as Gantt and project management tools (essential)

  • A full UK/European driving licence (essential)

  • Good spoken and written English (essential)

PERSONAL

QUALITIES

As a team, we are focused on projects that drive innovation in sustainability within the built environment. It is important that all members of our team have a passion for low energy design and a strong desire to have a positive impact on our planet. The position also requires the following attributes:

  • An analytical, inquisitive mindset that derives satisfaction and enjoyment from identifying, defining and solving problems. 

  • Conscientious and thorough - picking up mistakes quickly and ensuring the site is safely operated. 

  • Passionate and proactive with a positive can-do attitude that resonates throughout the team motivating those around you.

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HOW TO APPLY:

This post will remain active until the position has been filled

Click here to submit a CV and cover letter via Indeed

Or email to tiffany.chong@ecospheric.co.uk

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