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Burns & McDonnell Site Manager (Birmingham, UK) in Birmingham, United Kingdom


Role purpose: To be in charge of site operations, directing and organising site activities to ensure that the planned work is delivered safely and on time; and monitoring that performance meets recognised standards of productivity, quality and compliance with essential health and safety provisions.

Interfaces: Internal - Operational leadership, project delivery teams, internal reporting. External - Clients, project stakeholder, sub-consultants/subcontractors, enforcement agencies, local planning authorities & statutory bodies.

  • Understand the Company Health & Safety and Environmental (SHE) Policies and Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company’s operations and ensure the requirements are implemented.

  • Manage compliance to CDM regulations on site.

  • Lead and motivate a team of Sub-Contractors to deliver all aspects of planning and operations

  • Deliver the planned work safely and on time, adhering to the requirements of the client and Burns & McDonnell

  • Produce roster for the staff under their management

  • Resource suitably competent staff to complete activities

  • Undertake detailed site visits

  • Maintaining accurate records of site resources, materials and plant. Provide daily resource sheets, weekly plant returns, weekly materials returns and subcontract performance reports

  • Produce reports or provide information in a timely manner

  • Attend and cascade briefings as directed and in a timely manner

  • Perform On Call duties as directed

  • To perform fluidity tasks to ensure work can be executed on time and without issue

  • To liaise with customers, clients, local authorities and other interested third parties regarding past, present or future works

  • To provide sufficient and timely supervision, assessment and coaching to ensure sub-contractors are performing to agreed production levels

  • To ensure quality checks are completed in line with contract specification and contract statement of requirements

  • To regularly undertake all necessary and appropriate Tool Box Talks, Briefings and other communications

  • To maintain own levels of skill and knowledge to do the job effectively

  • To perform other duties as directed by your line manager or management team

  • To comply with the relevant Company HSQE and welfare policy provisions

  • To support client and ensure all agreed KPIs are met or exceeded

  • To ensure operative records are accurate and kept up to date each week

  • Provide operational and functional management advice on the practical implementation of the company’s Environmental policies and processes including external stakeholders such as customers if necessary.

  • Assist and/or manage the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents.

  • Promote best practice, capture best practice and ensure it is fed-back into the business.

  • Set standards and lead by example in health, safety, quality & environmental management.


  • Full Uk driving licence

  • Nation Grid Competent Person NSI 6 & 8 Full

  • HNC/ HND in Electrical Engineering

  • IOSHH Managing Safety

  • IOSH environmental or equivalent

  • MEWPs for Managers

  • CSCS for Managers & Professionals

  • First Aid (Full 4 day)

  • Temporary Works supervisor

  • TP137 authorisation from previous employer

  • SHEA Power

  • CDM Regs

  • Waste Management


  • HSG47

  • NEBOSH General/ Construction Certificate

  • National Grid NSI 2

  • Varied knowledge of substation equipment from various OEM’s

  • Must have the right interpersonal skills and communication skills to build a culture of trust with the site team.

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience working within Hv sector

  • Minimum of 3 years Site Management of Hv Substation construction.

  • Must have a strong Lv & Hv knowledge

  • The ability to thrive in pressure situations.

  • The ability to empathise, communicate and influence stakeholder and the Contract Team.

  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills.

  • Be able to work on own initiative.

  • Computer literate.

  • Ability to lead and motivate people

  • Must have commercial awareness and understand the effect of site based activities on the project financial performance.

  • Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively, particularly to external parties such as the client, their customers and local authorities

  • Must have the skills and confidence to supervise and coordinate site requirements and tasks

  • Must have an understanding/ knowledge of the clients Transmission procedures

  • Must have a strong understanding of engineering drawings and the management of drawing systems


  • Ability to travel nationally is required for the role. Level of travel may vary over time depending on project and client requirements, but typical expectation is that this is a full-time site based role. Project locations will dictate the amount of travel.

EEO/ Minorities/ Females/ Disabled/ Veterans

Job Field Construction Management

Primary Location GB-Birmingham UK-Birmingham

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 214057