Willmott Dixon

Assistant Site Manager

bonus + benefits
16 Sep 2021
16 Oct 2021
Full Time
Set hours
Contract Type

Assistant Site Manager

Willmott Dixon are currently recruiting for an Assistant Site Manager to join our Midlands team working on a new retirement village project based just outside Luton, Bedfordshire. This will be a hands-on Assistant role supporting the Site / Senior Site Managers by managing day-to-day site operations. The ideal candidate will be based in either Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire or Northampton as future projects will be in the South Midlands area

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Times Top 100 Company to work for (5th place), the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 and a first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.

As an Assistant Site Manager at Willmott Dixon the key responsibilities will include:

  • Establish standards of quality on site and ensure delivery of a quality build in accordance with the project specifications and project requirements.
  • Adopt the principles of the Considerate Constructor's Scheme and manage community relationship
  • Ensure appropriate site image is maintained to encourage repeat business.
  • Undertake the works in the most economic manner to eliminate waste and avoid non recoverable costs and preliminaries losses. Monitor and work to agreed preliminaries budget
  • Produce and develop project programmes and control operations to achieve delivery of the project on time. Organise the works and supply chain to provide the right working environment to avoid disruption between trades.
  • Understand the client priorities and adopt a professional and considerate approach to maintain good working relations
  • Maintain the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management
  • Manage project handover and ensure defect / snag free completion

The Project

New Village Development, Caddington, Phase 1 of 4, will consist of the Village Centre with 80 apartments and 1 assisted living bloc of 6 apartments. The village centre includes leisure, fitness and well-being facilities, a bar/restaurant and entertainment suite and community space.


Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in site management
  • Proven experience in managing supply chain relationships
  • A current CSCS card and SMSTS certificate
  • Valid Driving Licence
  • First Aid at work certificate
  • Ability to accurately interpret programmes, drawings and technical specifications
  • Experienced in use of Microsoft programmes; i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook and Project.


  • Residential sector experience

Personal Qualities

What we offer

We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible.

We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme

About Us

With over 160 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

Willmott Dixon was awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 (2020) to work for, the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.

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