Groundworks Manager

Location Lingfield
Discipline: Project Management
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
Job ref: 006582
Published: 11 months ago

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Groundworks Manager to join our team in Lingfield, to lead and manage the delivery of Groundwork projects in the London East Region.

As a Groundworks Manager you will be responsible for managing a multi-disciplined team of contractors, consultants, and internal personnel from inception through to conclusion of Groundworks projects.

You will be responsible for all component elements, Financial, Contractual, Programming, Pre-Construction Planning, Health and Safety, and Project Management.


Role Details

  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

  • Role based: Lingfield, RH7 6HN

  • Contract type: Permanent

  • Annual leave: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays


Role Responsibilities

  • Assist Hire Centre teams in generating orders by attending client sites and producing/managing tender submissions including Groundwork’s quotations, Scope of Works, and other supporting documents to ensure proposals are accurate, value engineered and fit for purpose.

  • In conjunction with the project team, manage the pre-construction planning of projects taking ownership of Groundworks related requirements including but not limited to, site set up, contractor appointment, programming, health & safety plan, and confirming/distributing scope of works, drawings & associated documentation to parties as required.

  • Be responsible for overall project management within Groundworks including communicating with England and Wales Hire Project teams, external clients and contractors/consultants as required and work closely with the Site Groundworks Controller to ensure risks are identified and mitigated in a timely manner and delivery requirements are met.

  • Ensure the Portakabin commercial position is robust by obtaining multiple quotations when necessary and appraising contractors returns to demonstrate compliance with the opportunity requirements and value for money.

  • Promote a Zero Harm environment of proactive Health and Safety management by ensuring safe working and giving consideration to health and wellbeing. Ensure that all projects are planned/managed, and contractors act in accordance with the requirements of applicable legislation & regulations along with industry approved codes of practice and Portakabin Site Operations Manual.


Benefits & Opportunities

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

  • Working flexibly principles

  • Opportunity to earn commission based on performance

  • Company car

  • Contributory pension

  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

  • A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off

  • Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin!


Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Full UK driving licence

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above

  • Previous experience in a construction project related role

  • Proven experience in managing Health & Safety within a construction environment

  • Gains clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating

  • Produces workable solutions to a range of problems

  • Proficient at interpreting / recording client requirements and planning actions to deliver

  • Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.


About Portakabin

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.


Apply Now!

We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.


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