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Assistant Site Manager

  • Reference: KMH/YW/298
  • Hours: 39 Hours, Monday to Friday
  • Location: Leeds, HD6 3QQ
  • Employer: Keepmoat Homes Yorkshire West
  • Job type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Closing date: 30/09/2021

Keepmoat Homes is a fast growing top 10 UK housebuilder. We design and build quality homes and create places where people want to live.

Our investment and participation helps transform communities and improves the lives of local people. We have a national presence combined with local knowledge and expertise in all aspects of housing – from finance, design and planning, to developing and building. Our comprehensive skills and capabilities give us a wider perspective across the whole housing lifecycle and we create lower risk ways of building homes people need.

For more than 90 years our work has been absolutely visible to local communities so being part of the community is in our DNA. We hire local suppliers and tradespeople and work with local communities to make sure that our plans meet their needs.

Main purpose of the role

The Assistant Site Manger reports to the Site Manager and the main responsibilities are to assist the site team to manage the building project in accordance with agreed timescales, quality and cost

To ensure that plots are completed to a standard finish which will exceed our customers expectations

To understand, implement and adhere to HS&S policy and strategy and ensure that all staff reporting to them do the same and to ensure in the Site Managers absences all those duties are fulfilled

 

Key Accountabilities

Production

  • Undertake the responsibilities/ duties of the Project Manager/ Senior Site Manger/Site Manager in his absence
  • Participate in Pre-Site Start meetings following detailed preparation; studying drawings and specification, site inspection with Project
  • Produce short term working programmes to manage production in line with Development Programme to the required standards
  • Ensure consultant engineers provide all inspection and certification to comply with planning/building regulations requirements
  • Manage and liaise with all specialised subcontractors to ensure work are carried out on time and to required standards
  • Ensure all completion dates are met resourcing adequate staffing requirements where applicable
  • Supports the weekly production of a 2 week forecasted work in progress labour requirements for all trade

Quality

  • Strive to achieve construction excellence and recognition within internal key performance indicators (customer excellence) and external awards (N.H.B.C, “Pride in the job” and LABC)
  • Carry out routine inspections (minimum twice per day per plot) to ensure that instructions are carried out, the specification and site presentation requirements are complied with, and the required quality standards are met, updating the Plot Quality Control Checklists)
  • Liaise with NHBC and Local Authority Inspectors for Key Stage Inspections; escort inspectors on site and act upon their findings in the Project Manager/Senior Site Manager/Site Managers absence
  • Progressively and formally inspect all stages under construction (including Stage 4, Pre-Plaster, Pre-Paint and Pre-CML and fire cavity barrier checklist; to indemnify/rectify any defects and educate operatives/subcontractors to eradicate recurrent problems
  • Liaise with Project Manager/Senior Site Manager/Site Manager to complete any items raised on 21 day visits by Home Sales Executives
  • Feedback design improvement and innovations through the Project Manager/Senior Site Manager/Site Manager
  • Ensure adherence to the Customer Hallmark Journey

Cost Control

  • Ensure materials are stored securely and in accordance with manufactures recommendations to minimise loss and wastage
  •  Advise the Project Manager/Senior Site Manager/ Site Manager of material shortages and excesses in order to adjust schedules
  • Ensure waste materials/packaging are recycled wherever possible and where not disposed of in accordance with the waste management policy
  • Monitor the performance of Suppliers and Sub contractors in line with the cost reports from Commercial Director
  • Complete the daily Diary along with the following weekly reports in the Site Managers absence:
  • Plant Return Sheet
  • Material Received Sheet
  • Hourly Paid Time Sheet
  • Report Sheet
  • Production Report
  • Ensure that materials are called off for a just in time delivery to reduce the risk of fire, theft and damage
  • Ensure that the companies Variation Process is followed, and that Contra charging is applied where applicable

Customer Care

  • Ensure the customer journey is followed to promote customer excellence
  • Respond and complete open COINS issues in a timely manner
  • Ensure the Customer Hallmark is followed to ensure customer excellence is provided
  • Ensure that all contractors comply with the Defects Resolution Process within their Trade Specification ensuring that the timescales to complete defects are achieved within that timescales

Company Image

  • Monitor and maintain visual presentation of Sales area, Show Home and compound to the required company standard
  • Ensure that you personally present a professional image on site by wearing the company uniform, being well presented and by developing good working relationships with everyone you come into contact within your role as Assistant Site Manager
  • Lead and motivate the site team (direct employees and sub-contractors) to achieve the required objectives
  • Ensure that direct employees on site receive timely feedback on their performance and are trained and developed accordingly. Monitoring the skills attained through training
  • Oversee the training and development of Trainees on site
  • Undertake mentoring of employees to share knowledge and skills and provide long term development support
  • Setting, agreeing, reviewing and delivering all targets
  • Delivery of accurate and timely reports for the business in line with company-wide processes
  • Management of all aspects of the commercial function ensuring that all controls are in place and are followed to maximise the company’s profitability
  • Identification, escalation and proactive management of all commercial issues
  • Protect the company’s legal and contractual obligations

HS&S Responsibilities 

To take care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work and adhere to the Keepmoat Health, Safety and Sustainability standards

Skills, Knowledge, Experience:

Essential:

  • Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Previous experience gained through working in Site Management; Clerk of Works; Buildings or NHBC Inspection role is an essential requirement
  • A 1st class understanding of the expected fit and finish of a new home
  • The ability to deal with difficult situations and communicate in a clear and confident manner
  • Strong customer facing experience coupled with a delivery focus

Desirable:

  • Team Commitment
  • Demonstrates eye for detail and commitment to delivery excellent standards
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines
  • Professional attitude and approach to work
  • Ability to competently operate MS office (Word & Excel)
  • Current and valid UK driving licence

Education and Qualifications:

Essential:

  • 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above along with industry requirements

Desirable:

  • Level 4 in Construction Management

Keepmoat Behaviors

Straightforward

•  Communication

Communicates in a simple, clear, flexible and consistent way

Actively seeks to understand others' point of view

•  Openness and integrity

Acts with transparency and integrity

Challenges others when values are not being demonstrated

Creative

• Innovation and Change

Encourages continuous improvement opportunities and fosters an idea generation culture

Challenges traditional ways of doing things, looking for new and better ways to deliver results

• Thinking and decision making

Manages demand and prioritises resources effectively

Demonstrates good problem-solving capabilities and identifies solutions

Collaborative

•  Building Relationships

Works to constantly exceed customer expectations and deliver excellent customer service

Show respect by understanding the needs, feelings and concerns of others

• Team Working

Maintains good working relationships across teams, regions and departments

Values diversity and appreciates what others bring

Passionate

• Pride and Resilience

Is proud to be in the Keepmoat Homes family and acts as a business ambassador

Remains resilient, enthusiastic and optimistic in challenging times

• Delivering Results

Is motivated to ensure team delivers results on time, to standard and on budget

Takes responsibility to deliver on commitments made

 

Why work for us?

At Keepmoat Homes we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. As the market leader in our industry we want to ensure that we attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service for our customers.

We offer you:

  • Competitive rates of pay – We regularly check our pay against our competitors to make sure they reflect our position as market leader. We also review our pay every year.
  • Bonus Scheme – Our annual bonus scheme is linked to team and company performance.
  • Special offers for staff – We run a range of offers and discounts exclusively for our employees including holidays, health club memberships and days out.
  • Trust – We encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us.
  • Recognition – We have a scheme to reward people who go the extra mile for our company.
  • Development – we offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the form below and upload your C.V. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a high level of applications, therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Please assume your application has not been successful if you have not been contacted within 20 days of submitting your application. No agencies please.

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