Site Manager – Construction Labour Management - Foreman

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P5030
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2019
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Company Car + Benefits
  • Sector: Construction & Trades
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Construction Site Labour Manager that has excellent people management, organisational and time-management skills is required for a well-established Company based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

IMPORTANT: Candidates MUST have a Mechanical Pipefitting background to be considered for this role.


SALARY: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum (depending on experience) + Company Car + Benefits (22 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays, Company Mobile,  Laptop, Pension and Life Assurance (after qualifying period))

LOCATION: This role will potentially be 2 days per week minimum office based, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, with attendance to sites across the UK

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent


KEY REQUIREMENTS: Ideal candidates will have previous experience working as a Site Manager or Construction Foreman and will be looking to progress their career into an office based management role. However, you will be expected to carry out site visits when needed, which may require overnight stays. This role will also encompass Health and Safety and previous experience or Health and Safety qualifications would be extremely desirable, although not essential as additional training will be provided.

IMPORTANT: Candidates MUST have a Mechanical Pipefitting background to be considered for this role.



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Construction Site Labour Manager that has excellent people management, organisational and time-management skills.

Working as the Construction Site Labour Manager you will be responsible for ensuring each site has the required number of staff and sub-contractors for each project undertaken. Thereafter, the Site Manager / Foreman would be responsible for the day-to-day management of the staff and sub-contractors.

As the Construction Site Labour Manager, you will also be responsible for Health and Safety. The Company appreciate this does require a wide range of experience, and are therefore happy to consider applicants who may currently not have all of the experience or qualifications for the Health and Safety aspect of the role, but has experience of managing site labour with a minimum of SSSTS or SSMTS. This will be with a view to taking on the Health and Safety duties following a programme of relevant training and attainment of the appropriate NEBOSH qualifications over a specified period (which will be agreed based on current experience).

As a successful candidate you will be a self-motivated site experienced Labour Manager who has the ability to work well under pressure, is confident, assertive and is able to communicate well with staff at all levels and generate credibility and confidence in others, overcoming obstacles to solve problems and achieve results.

This role will potentially be 2 days per week minimum office based with attendance to sites across the UK will be necessary in order to complete Site Health & Safety Audits, site meetings, labour issues, training, etc for the remainder of the week.  Please note some overnight stays may be necessary depending on the location of the site.



The organisation is a group of companies who prides themselves on their ability to provide, on a fully in-house basis, quality assured Mechanical Building Services.

Working throughout the UK from their Head Office in Cheltenham and branch offices in Gloucester and Loughborough they have an impressive range of clients, architects, developers and contractors.

Their Building Services include air conditioning, water services, sprinkler protection and fire engineering, ductwork and air conditioning distribution systems. 

The Group currently employs 70 from its 3 offices. This role, whilst office based, will include travel across the UK in order to conduct site inspections, etc.



If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your duties and responsibilities as the Construction Site Labour Manager:

  • Provision of Mechanical labour resources for all Mechanical contracts with constant liaison with contract engineers
  • Supervision of all Mechanical labour, both directly employed and sub-contractors
  • Authorisation of all weekly timesheets submitted by directly employed operatives
  • Authorisation and management of Mechanical labour holiday requests / booking
  • Preparation of written site visit reports for engineers and Board of Directors
  • Vehicle allocation to Mechanical labour
  • Assist the HR team in maintaining accurate Health & Safety records for site based labour
  • Ensuring health, safety and welfare of all site based employees and sub-contractors
  • Assist in the identification of training needs for site based employees and to design and deliver bespoke training courses, tool box talks, site inductions and new starters inductions as required
  • Support Contracts Manager and Site Foremen to maintain safe systems of work, providing specialist advice, coaching and practical support
  • Ensure the Group, its clients and designers comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 by acting as CDM Coordinator for the Group and, in association with Contracts Engineers assist in the production of Health & Safety plans, and associated risk assessments and method statements (RAMS).
  • Work with the Health & Safety Coordinator to ensure routine health & safety activities and checks are carried out e.g. testing of portable electrical appliances, risk assessments, COSHH assessments, manual handling, asbestos management, first aid at work, etc.
  • Ensure that accidents and near misses are properly recorded, notified, investigated, lessons learned and any changes to processes and procedures implemented to prevent reoccurrence
  • Carry out an audit function of Health & Safety matters which include both desktop reviews and site inspections in order to assess compliance to Group Quality, Environment Health & Safety policies and procedures.



  • Must have previous experience as a Labour Manager or Site Foreman within a Mechanical HVAC company
  • City and guilds or NVQ 2 Heating and Ventilation
  • Previous experience managing employed site staff and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety experience or relevant qualifications would be highly desirable, although not essential as additional training provided
  • Able to work under pressure with a confident and assertive approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Team player and self-motivated
  • IT literate
  • Although this is an office based role you must be willing to travel UK wide with overnight stays when required



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

PLEASE NOTE: CVs MUST be attached to your email job application in Microsoft Word or PDF format for our systems to process your application correctly, rather than your CV copied and pasted into the body of the email.


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