Senior Site Manager - Housebuilding

Location Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6TS
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £52,450 - £62,730
Contract Permanent
Division Orbit Homes

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK.  Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.  But one thing that has never changed.  Our belief in people and what they can achieve.

Your role at Orbit.

With an established track record delivering over 10,000 homes to date and ambition to build a further 8,000 new homes before 2025, Orbit is one of the country’s major housing developers. We also have an exciting strategic partnership with Homes England to deliver, with a funding package of some £129 million.

We are recruiting a Senior Site Manager (known as New Build Project Manager internally) for a new development in our eastern region.  The development will deliver 63 affordable homes comprising of 38 shared ownership and 25 rented properties.

Your remit will be to ensure the construction of a quality product with health & safety, cost effectiveness and timely delivery being key deliverables.  You will manage Orbit Homes employees and aid in their training, supervise and co-ordinate sub-contractors, materials, infrastructure and utility providers in accordance with the construction programme.

You will ensure that all work is scheduled to meet production targets and ensure that a high quality product is achieved.  You will partner our technical and commercial divisions and ensure that records of site activities, drawings, risk assessments and method statements are retained so that as a business we can continue to be innovative and implement effective cost and quality controls for future developments.

What will help you make a difference.

You will be a Site Manager or Senior Site Manager with a wealth of experience in residential housing construction.  You will be a positive leader and engage in-house and external teams to work collaboratively in delivering quality homes.

You will be committed to continuous improvement especially in health and safety, delivering time and cost effective efficiencies and new technologies.

You will possess a CSCS Managers card, SMSTS and first aid.  It would be beneficial to have additional tickets including banksman and scaffold inspection/safety.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service.

Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

We understand that everyone has different needs when it comes to benefits.  That’s why we have created an attractive benefits package with the option to select and purchase flexible benefits to suit your individual circumstances. 

Some of our core benefits include:

  • Car allowance £5,400
  • Bonus potential up to 20% of salary
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more

Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.  We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties.  Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive.  We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

Work for Orbit.  Believe in people.

We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

Application deadline: 11 April 2021