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Role: Senior Site Manager


Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Avon valley, just north of Salisbury, Wiltshire. 


What you'll be doing


You will be joining a staff of 30 people working all over the UK delivering a variety of environmental projects including small civil engineering projects, river restoration, river re-alignment, floodplain re-connection, ecological mitigation and fish passes.


You will play a key role as Senior Site Management, responsible for the planning and delivery of two construction teams concurrently.


Who we're looking for




  • To lead by example, from the front and ensure that Five Rivers is the best we can be.
  • Line manage the delivery of two projects, support two Site Foreman & act as a mentor
  • Responsibility for timely delivery for the construction phase within budget, reporting directly to the project specific PM.
  • Specific projects may be delivered with the SSM also operating as PM.
  • Responsible for plant management & reporting including all LOLER/Certifications requirements
  • Support the Contracts Manager & Project manager with project development & Initial project planning
  • Vehicle & plant organising, responsible for the condition of vehicles, weekly maintenance and management. Reporting faults.
  • Responsible for Staff allocations to each project
  • Responsible for ordering of all plant, materials required onsite, sub-contractors, tools and vehicles (with less than 1 months lead in time)
  • Spend a minimum of 2 day a week in the office (either at Meadow Barn or the Site Offices) to assist with planning, project management, development of RAMS and assisting the costing department.
  • Partake in Pre-Commencement Meetings (PCMs) & Project Close down meetings with Project Managers & Ops Manager
  • Responsible for Teams Tool inventory, ordering repairs and replacements where required.




  • To report effectively to the PM on project progress and provide a daily Update Summary.
  • Provide early warnings of issues and highlight potential delays to the PM
  • To ensure our online construction project management software is used throughout the process.
  • To ensure compliance & internal Management System (IMS) reporting requirements are met
  • Seek approval from the PM should an item required onsite be over budget or not from Approved supplier list
  • Manage working hours and over time for Operations team and report accordingly to OM
  • To measure and report on all Approved Suppliers


Health & Safety:


  • Ensure all H&S legislation is complied with onsite.
  • Review RAMS and site paper work to ensure they are fit for purpose and up to date.
  • Immediate reporting of all accidents to the Client & PM
  • Weekly reporting of all near misses


Human Resources:


  • Recruitment Assess submitted CVs, help produce a short list & attend interviews for new staff
  • Managing staff appraisals of Site Foreman & Site staff
  • Responsible for Staff wellbeing and moral
  • Reporting concerns & Issues to relating to staff matters to the OM
  • Ordering of PPE replacements & uniform where required.
  • Organise Welfare and Staff accommodation
  • Management of client interface and public perception in a professional manner
  • Minimisation of waste and promotion of environmental best practice
  • Completion of all projects to the required best practise.




  • CITB SMSTS qualified
  • Valid CSCS card
  • Knowledge and experience of CDM 2015
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients and stakeholders
  • Experience of managing field teams
  • A commitment to promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the company
  • An area of specialism in one or more of the following: Civil Engineering, Environmental Contracting or River Restoration.
  • A full clean UK driving licence
  • Physically fit and hard working


The package


The position has a starting salary of 35,000 - 40,000 depending on experience, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. You will receive 21 days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. The role will require working away from Salisbury a majority of the working week (Monday-Friday), for which you will receive a staying away allowance. You will have an annual training budget, exclusive of any initial training agreed. For the right candidate, there will be career progression depending on aspirations and suitability.


Email covering letter and CV to jobs@five-rivers.com

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