Senior Site Manager

Here at Watkin Jones, we are now looking to appoint a Senior Site Manager to manage the active construction of our build to rent scheme based on Iona Street, Edinburgh. The BTR accommodation spans across four blocks and comprises of 199 studio flats. The scheme also includes 20 affordable homes for social housing, together with 60 private flats, offering a mix of studios, 1-bed,2-bed and 3-bed properties.

Real attention has been given to the regeneration of the local area and incorporates eco-friendly credentials such as a green roof and excitingly the development has also been awarded a ‘very good’ rating by BREEAM.

The main purpose of this role will be to manage works on site, managing quality, safety and pace to ensure that projects and work is completed on time to the required standard. As Senior Site Manager you will hold responsibility for tasks within the development which will include areas such as delegating tasks appropriately, taking into account the project requirements, time, resources, personnel and capability. Within this role it is also essential that you have the ability to plan ahead and do mini look ahead/programmes. Finally, you will work closely with other Senior Managers where you will be accountable for monitoring and managing the construction working programme.

About You

We’re looking for an individual who is able to display a Level 3 or 4 Qualification (e.g. NVQ / Apprenticeship / HNC) in a related profession or subject or who has the equivalent experience. With good communication skills and a technical aptitude, you need to possess a SMSTS certificate, First Aid certificate and hold a valid CSCS card. We’d like you to have experience of working with high rise buildings, student accommodation builds or BTR builds and be comfortable working in an extremely fast paced environment. Furthermore, you will be confident with forward planning which includes being able to display experience in logistics.

You must be able to display knowledge of working with subcontractors, managing a team and previous experience operating as a Site Manager as well as a good standard and experience of Health and Safety. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel are a must, as are being able to read, understand and follow construction plans/drawings.

About Us

Watkin Jones Group is the UK’s leading developer, builder and manager of residential for rent homes, with 52,000+ homes developed and in-build across 135 schemes. Our operating arm, Fresh, manages over 20,000 units across 64 schemes, reflecting approximately £1.7bn of assets under management, giving us unique and unrivalled insight into what tenants and investors desire.

Our company was established in 1791 and has been building homes since 1927. More recently, we listed on the AIM market in 2016 with a market cap of £255m (current market cap c. £550m). In FY2020 we generated gross revenue of £354m and a Gross Profit of £75.9m. Our position in the market is based on a ‘capital light’ model, where we typically work with institutional forward funders.

Watkin Jones’ success to date has been based on our emphasis on building relationships of trust, our customer focus and our forward-thinking structure. Our intention is to create the future of living, which to us means high quality rental homes, community focus and sustainably driven development.

Why Join Us?

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you some extensive benefits which include 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing after 2 years’ service by 1 day up to a max of 29 days per annum), discretionary annual bonus, car or car allowance, a range of benefits including discounted gym memberships, medicash and a matched 5% contributory pension scheme.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK