site manager

site manager

Job Description

The site manager oversees operations on a construction site on a daily basis - making sure that work is completed to the highest standards, to deadline, and with safety taken into consideration.


Required NVQ

Graduate Red Technical Management & Supervisory CSCS Card

NVQ Trainee

Gold CSCS Card (Supervisors)

NVQ Level 3

Black CSCS Card (Managers)

NVQ Level 4

White/Yellow PQP CSCS Card


Why is this a Job for Me?

If you have excellent people skills and are good at planning and problem solving.

Average Salary

£30,000 - £40,000

Required Skills

  • Numerate/ICT literate
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Well-organised and decisive
  • Strong communication skills
  • Man-management/leadership qualities

Working Hours


Construction Site Manager’s can expect a normal 38-40 hour week, but due to the senior nature of the role you will likely be required for some evening and weekend work to finish a job on schedule.

Qualification Pathways

Level 3 NVQ

Diploma in Construction Site Supervision

Level 4-6 NVQ

Diploma in Construction Site Management

HND/HNC Degree

Construction Management

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Accreditation

Career Progression

site manager

Contract Manager



Senior Site Manager

Manage the day-to-day operations of any number of construction sites. Organise the workforce and liase with subcontractors and the contracts manager.

Site Manager Refurbishment/Fit Out

Take responsibility for internal and external refurbishment and restoration projects.

Project Manager

Plan, organise and control a specific site project.

Assistant Site Manager

Be responsible for all personnel related to site maintenance. Administer and document maintenance regularly.

Required PPE

Sturdy shoes with a protective toe box and non-slip soles

Hard hat

High-vis jacket


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