Assistant Site Manager – Area 9

Technical Industries:
  • Construction
Job Type:
  • Temporary
Reference Number: 10691


Role: Assistant Site Manager 
Location: Area 9
Rate: Negotiable


Main Purpose:

Assist with the management of site operations (including the fulfilment of the role of Principal Contractor under CDM on Provider Works and undertaking the role of Supervisor on Managed Works) in relation to scheme delivery on Highways England’s Area 9 ASC.


Reporting to the Site Manager.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  1. Assisting with managing and administering the construction works in accordance with the contract.
  2. Assisting with the implementation of the duties of the Principal Contractor under CDM and/or undertaking the role of the Supervisor under the NEC conditions of contract.
  3. Assisting with the implementation of the Kier 5 SHE Basics, Training and Competence, Risk Assessment for every task, Induction for every worker, Safe System of Work and Point of Work Risk Assessment are embedded for all works.
  4. Assisting with the implementation of the Construction Phase Plan including ensuring compliance with the requirements (eg. site inductions and site rules).
  5. Assisting with ensuring that a robust construction programme is prepared, monitored and maintained.
  6. Assisting with the management and control of all site operations including monitoring the progress of site operations and taking appropriate action (including identifying relevant instructions) to avoid over-run.
  7. Assist with organising regular meetings with the contractor to review progress and programme.
  8. Assisting with the recording of work carried out.
  9. Checking compliance with the relevant Quality Plans, Method Statements, Risk Assessments and Inspection and Test Plans.
  10. Assisting with identifying changes to the works and assist the site manager to ensure they are properly communicated including the issue of instructions to the contractor.
  11. Understanding roles and responsibilities within the site team.
  12. Assisting with ensuring temporary works are installed in accordance with the approved design details.
  13. Assisting with ensuring appropriate inspection, sampling and testing is carried out to verify compliance. Carrying out quality checks and witnessing and reporting of any non-conformances.
  14. Carrying out regular Safety, Health and Environmental inspections, attending Safety, Health and Environmental meetings, and reporting all accidents, incidents and near-misses.
  15. Assisting with monitoring the performance and operation of contractors. Ensure they are properly instructed in the safe execution of their work and programme requirements. Report on their progress.
  16. Compilation of site records with the Site Manager’s agreement - ensuring that all records are present, correct and complete.
  17. Assisting with the collation of all data necessary for the measurement of key performance indicators (KPIs) and assist with the necessary prepared.
  18. Promoting a ‘right first time’ culture and the use of quality management procedures as a means of continuous improvement.
  19. Maintaining all necessary records required for incorporation into the handover documentation (eg. Health and Safety Files, as-constructed drawings and asset registers).
  20. Promoting the introduction of innovation, and the recording/sharing of best practice and lessons learnt.
  21. Promoting a partnering ethos to provide a working environment of cooperation, trust, respect, open communication and honesty.
  22. Assisting with the management and co-ordination of network occupancy activities including development of traffic management proposals, roadspace booking, stakeholder liaison and updating the Highways England Network Occupancy Management System (NOMS) – formerly Scheduled Roadworks (SRW).


Key relationships: 

  • Construction Management Team members (Construction Manager / Construction Team Leaders / Site Managers / Inspectors / Clerk of Works).
  • Kier Area 9 ASC team:  Scheme Programme Manager,  Area Engineer,  Network Manager,  Principal Designer,  Health and Safety Manager,  Environmental Manager,  Design Team Leader.
  • Highways England.
  • Contractors and Suppliers.
  • Key stakeholders: Emergency Services, Local Authorities, Department of the Environment, the Public and the Media.




  • SMSTS (5 Day CITB Site Manager’s Safety Training Scheme) or progressing towards it.
  • Experience in the delivery of the Principal Contractor’s obligations under the CDM Regulations 2015 and/or role of the Supervisor under the NEC.
  • Experience in the successful delivery of highway renewals and improvement schemes involving restricted site availability (eg. night time working).
  • Experienced in the successful delivery of construction projects to tight time and budget constraints.
  • Experience of managing the concurrent delivery of a number of schemes (individual scheme value up to £5m).
  • Structures, roads and technology scheme experience.
  • Good working knowledge of construction programming.
  • Good working knowledge of risk management.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Conversant with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Commitment and adaptability.
  • Drive and determination.
  • Positive attitude to the delivery of schemes through collaborative working in a partnering environment.




  • Qualified to HNC in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • CSCS (Supervisor) Card.
  • Experience of working for a contractor at Sub-Agent level or above.
  • High speed road (motorway and all-purpose trunk road) experience.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Temporary Works Supervisor Certificate.
  • Fire Safety Co-ordinator/Marshal Certificate.
  • Knowledge of the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW).
  • Understanding of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB).




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