Groundworks Site Controller

Location Oxford
Discipline: Project Management
Salary: £33,500 - £36,500
Job ref: 002362
Published: about 1 month ago

We’re looking for a Groundworks Site Controller to effectively manage projects and site operations for our Groundworks division in the London West Region.

Based out of Oxford you will ensure the successful delivery of site works on Groundworks Projects through the proactive management of HS&E, site operations, quality & scope compliance, regulatory adherence and temporary works.

You will also provide operational assistance to colleagues within the Groundworks Business Unit, promote and support an ethos of collaboration within the wider England and Wales Hire Division.

Role Details

  • Salary: £33,500 - £36,500 plus 5% OTE Bonus
  • Role based: Oxford, OX2 8JD
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

  • Supervise contractors and manage/coordinate site works to successfully deliver the groundworks scope to required standards in accordance with the requirements of applicable legislation & regulations (e.g. HASWA 1974, CDM Regulations 2015).
  • Carry out site audits/inspections and issue progress reports.
  • Monitor resource levels and progress against programme, flag issues with stakeholders and manage appropriate actions.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the Groundworks team to protect and enhance project income and margin.
  • Assist with expanding Portakabin’s Groundworks supplier database through the sourcing of potential new subcontractors.

Benefits & Opportunities

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave
  • Working flexibly principles
  • Contributory pension
  • Annual bonus
  • Company Car (If essential user)
  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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:

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 /equivalent or above.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Solid understanding of various software packages including MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong experience in construction related roles with a broad knowledge of construction relating to Groundworks. Including materials, trades, H&S related considerations, building methods and legal requirements.
  • Previous experience of Site Project Supervision/Management.
  • Proven competence in interpreting construction information (surveys, drawings, specifications and the like).
  • Proven experience of managing health and safety relating to Site Operations (to include preparation of RAMS).

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 1,750 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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