Angela Metcalfe

"I enjoy working to deadlines and I like the fact that every day I am striving to provide an exceptional finished product."

Job Title: Assistant Site Manager

Employer: Story Homes Limited

Job: Assistant Site Manager

About my job

What does your department do?

I work within the Production department and we are responsible for the construction of new build homes for open market from preparation of land, foundations and super structure, right through to handing over the finished home to the purchaser.

What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

I ensure sub contractors are on site and working to programme. I check that the work is to standard, order materials, print out drawings and customer ‘extras’ sheets for sub contractors. I also deal with any problems, for example missing materials and I get each property ready for NHBC final inspections and check work prior to booking in NHBC stage inspections.

What do you like about what you do?

I enjoy working to deadlines and I like the fact that every day I am striving to provide an exceptional finished product. I like working as part of a big team, all working together to achieve the best that we can. I like meeting with the purchasers when doing home demonstrations too.

Why did you choose this career?

I worked in a customer care department for a major house builder but wanted to learn how the properties were built. I knew it would be challenging but I really wanted to be part of the construction side of things.

What qualifications did you need to get this job?

I didn’t have any particular qualifications but my determination and common sense saw me through at the beginning. I then went on numerous courses to enable me to understand my role more clearly. I also had some very good site managers that I worked with who helped me immensely.

Is there any particular advice you would give to someone looking for a career in your area of work?

Be positive and committed. Ask for advice when needed, it is a very rewarding career. Never dull or boring but you must be strong willed.

Questions & Answers

What hobbies or interests do you have?

I enjoy walking, horse riding, motor sport, cooking and looking after my two pet donkeys.

What’s your favourite type of music?

I like lively dance music but listen to lots of different types.

What’s your favourite film / film genre?

The Green Mile, but I like all genres

Where’s your favourite place to go on holiday?

Dominican Republic.