At Linear Recruitment, we specialise in connecting talented candidates with their perfect site manager role. Our extensive network and partnerships mean we're able to see applicants of all levels in finding their next career move, while we're often given priority access to site manager jobs before they reach the open market.

Browse our latest Site Manager job vacancies below. If you require further information, don't hesitate to contact our recruitment consultants.

Site Manager Job FAQs

What is a Site Manager?

A Site Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a construction site or other types of project sites. Their main objective is to ensure that the project is completed safely, on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.

The Site Manager's duties may vary depending on the size and complexity of the project, but generally, they are responsible for managing and coordinating various aspects of the project, including:

  • Planning and scheduling work activities
  • Procuring and managing resources, such as materials and equipment
  • Coordinating and supervising workers and subcontractors
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Monitoring project progress and keeping stakeholders informed
  • Resolving issues and addressing concerns that arise on-site
  • Maintaining accurate records and documentation of the project

What is the average salary of a Site Manager in the UK?

According to Glassdoor, the average salary in the UK is currently around £48,000 per annum. However, this can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the industry, location, level of experience, and qualifications.

What training/qualifications do I need?

Site Managers typically require a combination of education, training, and experience in the construction or related industry. Some of the qualifications and training that can be useful for aspiring Site Managers include a degree or diploma in construction management, engineering, or a related field. Other useful certifications include the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) or the Construction Site Manager's Safety Certificate (CSMSC)

What skills do Site Managers need?

Site Managers require a range of technical, planning and leadership skills in order to ensure that projects are completed on time in a safe manner. From internal teams to stakeholders, clients and suppliers, site managers must be able to communicate efficiently and demonstrate excellent time-management and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to manage a budget effectively.

Strong attention to detail is also important to ensure that work is completed to the required quality standards and specifications, while a thorough understanding of health and safety regulations is essential.

What career paths/progression opportunities are available?

Site managers can move up to contract manager roles or become a Project Consultant. You could choose to concentrate on a field like estimating, health and safety, or building inspection. Other common avenues available to site managers include:

  • Senior Site Managers

  • Construction Managers

  • Project Manages

  • Operations Managers

Why use Linear Recruitment to find your next Site Manager job?

Linear Recruitment has been a specialist in construction sector recruitment since our conception in 2001, and we’ve proudly recruited on behalf of clients working on large, high-profile construction projects across the UK. 

We recruit at multiple levels including both junior and senior roles and support all candidates with interview advice, CV preparation tips, and comprehensive career advice.

How do I apply for a job through Linear Recruitment?

Applying for a Site Manager job with Linear Recruitment is quick and easy. Just hit the ‘apply for role’ button and then fill out the contact form or email the recruitment consultant directly using the details at the bottom of the job description. Need additional help or information? Just get in touch.

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