construction site manager

What is the role of a Construction Site Manager?

31st July 2023   |   Jamie Barrett   |   Reading Time: 3 minutes

Responsible for the on-site running of a construction project, construction site managers are integral to a smooth and efficient construction project. In this article, you’ll learn what the role of a construction site manager is, how to appoint one and how they work to ensure your construction project goes ahead safely and to the required standard. 

What does a construction site manager do?

A construction site manager supervises and coordinates the day-to-day activities and progress on a construction site. This includes managing on-site resources, contractors and personnel, and health and safety.

Construction site manager roles and responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the project planning by liaising with the client, contractors, and principal designer.
  • Assisting with the procurement processes, planning resources, and coordinating subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Coordinating site meetings and visits.
  • Managing the day-to-day running of the site, including coordinating contractors, monitoring materials, organising equipment, and scheduling deliveries.
  • Supervising the on-site team, including construction workers, subcontractors, and other on-site staff.
  • Solving any problems or challenges that arise on-site.
  • Monitoring and mitigating any risks arising on-site.
  • Managing health and safety, including compliance with CDM regulations, the Health and Safety file, site safety inspections, and addressing any safety concerns or incidents that arise on-site.
  • Adhering to quality standards and any applicable building codes and regulations.
  • Ensuring statutory and contractual compliance.
  • Obtaining relevant permits and licenses
  • Keeping the project to its timescales by managing the construction schedule.
  • Budgeting and managing project costs.
  • Providing progress reports and regularly communicating with the client and project team.

How much does a construction site manager cost?

A construction site manager is usually employed directly by the contractor but can be hired on a day rate or fixed fee arrangement.

The salary of this role may vary depending on their experience, responsibilities, the size and scope of the project, and the location, with the average salary ranging from £40,000 to £60,000.

For more information regarding the costs for your project, please get in touch with one of the team for a no-obligation consultation.

Do you need a construction site manager?

When it comes to the on-site delivery of a construction project, this is one of the most crucial roles.

The larger and more complex the project, the higher the need for a highly experienced professional to undertake this role.

A construction site manager is needed not only to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the site and build but also to ensure the health and safety of the site workers and the overall quality of the project.

How to appoint a construction site manager

The construction site manager is usually appointed by and reports to the main contractor. It is a role that comes with great responsibility, so they must have the right skills and experience to fulfil the role efficiently, effectively, and with due diligence.

The main contractor may already have their own construction site manager or will have suppliers that they have experience working with. Using a main contractor service from a consultancy like Evolution5 benefits you from a robust supply chain approval process, ensuring that the most appropriately skilled site managers are appointed.

How Evolution5 can help

Evolution5’s main building contractor service is a demand-led addition to our long-established suite of professional services.

We have extensive experience working as the main contractor in construction projects across a spectrum of sectors and project specifications.

Our team understands the importance of quick and high-quality service to maximise revenue. We have the experience, knowledge, and supply chain to apply our main contractor expertise in a wide range of construction projects across London and the south.

If you are a property owner, manager, or developer planning a build, then appointing a highly reputable and experienced main contractor can save money, keep the project to budget and timescales, maximise efficiencies and value, and keep your project compliant.

If you have a construction project and want to explore how the team can help you, click the button below or call 023 8040 5073.