Site managers run a new home building development. They are responsible for the houses being built safely, on time, on budget and to the highest quality. Site Managers prepare sites prior to the start of construction, plan their project build schedule, organise their specifications, budgets and general structure of the site.
Liaising with various office departments in terms of reporting their build progress, health and safety, materials, drawings and sub-contractors.
Supervising and motivating their sub-contractors and internal site team.
Ensuring that the site is managed safely and meets all Health and Safety regulations.
Maintaining build quality on site
Using specialist construction management computer applications
Handing over and demonstrating a new house to the customer
Ensuring the customer has good after sales service
Assistant/trainee house building jobs in site management can earn in the region of £18,000-£22,000.
Trained with experience site managers can earn in the region of £30,000-£43,000 and up to £45,000-£55,000 .
Earnings typically depend on location, employer, the stage of your training, your hours worked and the opportunity to work overtime. Please also note that the pay rate figures have come from a variety of reliable sources including:
- National Home Builders
- Home Builder's Sub-Contractors
- The Home Builders Federation
- Construction Recruitment Agencies
Qualifications We Offer
- Degree Apprenticeship in Construction Management (Or Scottish Equivalent)
- In house site management training including knowledge of the building process, NHBC standards and general building regulations.
- Work towards an NVQ in Residential Construction and Site Supervision
- First Aid Qualifications and Construction Site Safety
- Opportunities to gain qualifications in Scaffold and Plant inspections.
Once you've got your qualifications and some experience in house building you can also gain chartered status. Becoming chartered means you have proved that you are highly experienced and skilled at doing your job. It is comparable to a bachelor’s degree and is recognised all over the world.
Becoming chartered can enhance your career, increase your salary and boosts the professionalism of your organisation. There are many routes to becoming chartered. Whether you’re a graduate, have technical or vocational qualifications or have simply built up years of experience, you can choose the path that best suits you.
You can achieve chartership through the relevant professional institution for the career you are following, however a full range of management roles within construction can gain chartered status through The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Some of our trades have the opportunity to become "self-employed" where rates of pay will vary depending on your hours and productivity. In addition, all of our trade roles have the opportunity to progress and train as a construction site manager for a house building company. The jobs outlined on this website occur throughout the home building industry, but please note that actual job titles may vary slightly from one organisation to another.
Earn While You Learn
All our featured job roles offer an entry-point for school leavers to commence a career in the industry, particularly in site trades, where you will normally enrol for an apprenticeship. Site Management [Engineering] and Quantity Surveying also offer opportunities for college-leavers and graduates as well as school leavers.
For most jobs, depending on your qualifications and experience there are also openings for those looking to change career. This is particularly so in Sales, where your previous work experience in a customer-facing role will be just as relevant as any academic qualification.
Key job roles
A few (of many) jobs which we are looking to recruit in the home building industry.
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