Regional Groundworks Manager

Discipline: Internal
Salary: £50-55k
Job ref: 008844
Published: about 1 month ago

Here at Portakabin, we are dedicated to assisting employees reach their professional goals, through internal promotion and transfer opportunities. We have a fantastic opportunity for you to take that next step in your career progression plan and manage your own Regional Groundworks Business!

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, results driven, strategic thinker to become our new Regional Groundworks Manager! You’ll use these qualities to support and develop personnel, plan and implement change, and develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders.

Your role will be covering the East Midlands, London, and the South East so there is flexibility on where your permanent office location can be.

The role requires you to drive consistency of operations as part of a collective business unit along with overall responsibility for the performance of Groundworks within the region relating to Project Delivery, Health & Safety, Operations, Commercial, Financial and Supply Chain.

Effective teamwork and communication are key in this role to assist with leading and managing internal team members & external stakeholders to achieve business unit targets & objectives.

Role Details

*         Salary: £50,000 - £55,000

*         Role based: Flexibility on location for the right candidate

*         Contract Type: Permanent

*         Annual leave: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

*         Manage and support regional resources to ensure projects are planned and delivered successfully to achieve requirements in relation to programme and quality.

*         Provide coaching, mentoring and motivation to drive towards the achievement of the teams’ objectives and KPIs, to ensure performance is maximised.

*         Responsible for ensuring that all Groundworks activities are delivered in accordance with all appropriate Health & Safety legislation and in accordance with Portakabin processes and procedures.

*         Manage the performance, development and training of regional team members including ensuring regional workload is planned and coordinated efficiently. Set clear objectives and regularly review progress / actions required. Recognise role / personnel specific training requirements and recommended to senior management.

*         Accountable for the financial performance of the region in relation to income / margin along with reporting of the same.

*         Lead the regional Groundworks team in supporting and advising Hire centres to maximise order winning and profitability. Ensure the accurate and timely recording of statistics relating to regional commercial performance.

*         Engage as part of the business unit management team to drive consistency of operations and maximise operational efficiency across the Business Unit.

Benefits & Opportunities

*         Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

*         Working flexibly principles

*         Contributory pension

*         Annual bonus

*         Company Car

*         Single Private Medical Insurance

*         A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

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

*         Cycle to Work Scheme

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

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

*         Experience in construction commercial / project delivery related roles.

*         Proven experience in leading and managing teams, including coaching.

*         Full UK driving licence.

*         IOSH Managing Safely qualification or equivalent.

*         Makes prompt clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks.

*         Proven experience of managing health and safety within complex working environments.

*         Demonstrate ability to work independently and drive in new initiatives.

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.

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.


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