Senior Site Manager

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere


J. Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure.

Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, we provide better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including Transportation, Water, Power, Natural Resources, and Construction & Property.

Headquartered in London, we also have a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Urban Infrastructure; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services. We are specialists in delivering pipelines; design; marine; structural steel; tunnelling; fabrication; bridges and piling; and invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant; equipment and facilities.

Murphy employs around 3,500 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy’ by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success.

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Senior Site Manager – North West
Murphy are recruiting a Senior Site Manager to lead and motivate the site team working on a mixed package of utilities related schemes for the United Utilities Framework. The role is based on sites across the North West, including Bolton, Westhoughton, Tarvin. 
 Recently acknowledged as one of the UK’s Top 5 Best Large Companies to work for by Best Companies, this is a fantastic time to join J. Murphy & Sons! Take a look at the role outline and if you think you fit the bill and want to work  within a team that rewards performance, drives personal development and offers a great place to work delivering exciting projects, then get in touch!  

What you will be doing 
•    Establish and promote best practice in health, safety and environmental matters in conjunction with the SHQE department.  
•    Produce Construction Phase Plans (H&S Plans), Risk Assessments, Work Package Plans (Method Statements) and Task Briefings in line with Murphy procedures 
•    Ensure that workplaces under their control have effective systems, arrangements and supervision for providing a safe workplace and suitable welfare facilities. 
•    Ensure that suitable project specific execution plans are produced reviewed and updated on a regular basis and their requirements are communicated and understood by all project personnel and any others who may be affected. 
•    Review, maintain, update and amend safe systems of work to ensure it is safe and without risk to health, and the changes are recorded in Project Construction Phase Plans (H&S Plans). 
•    Ensure that all project personnel have the necessary experience, training and knowledge to carry out the duties allocated to them. 
•    Project professional image of self and the company. 
•    Set personal example and promote best practise in safety, quality and environment. 
•    Comply with all company policies and procedures. 
•    Communicate with rest of site team including engineers, quantity surveyors, safety officers and clerk of works to ensure full understanding of information. 
•    Ensure daily diaries and allocation sheets are up to date. 
•    Work with engineers on setting out information and details of technical information, contributing to the preparation of method statements. 
•    Attend and contribute to weekly meetings with site team regarding safety, progress, expenditure, costs and programme.(When required) 
•    Ensure high standard of quality on the works to at least meet the specification requirements.   
•    Keep off-site line management apprised of potential problems and future work opportunities. 
•    Establish and maintain close working relationship with buying department to ensure compliant advantageous procurement terms. 
•    Establish close working relationship with site supervision to ensure cost-effective use of labour and plant 
•    Participate in, and positively promote, the Murphy Culture Development Culture (leading to Zero Harm).
Who we are looking for
•        Previous management responsibility of a team of people including: engineers, supervisors and operatives 
•        Ability to produce, implement and manage safe systems of work for construction procedures. RAMS and Health and Safety knowledge
•        Confidently communicate and present to management, clients and the public
•        Discuss and advise on engineering issues with people across various levels and disciplines
•        An understanding of the commercial issues in undertaking a medium scale construction project
•        Previous experience as a Site Manager within civils
•        Operating IT systems, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
•        CSCS Card (Supervisor or Managers)
•        SMSTS (CITB)
•        ISOH Managing Safety
•        First Aid at Work
•        Temporary Works Awareness (CITB)
•        Environmental Management (SEATS)
•        Asbestos Management
•        CDM Awareness
•        COSHH Awareness
•        DSEAR Awareness
•        Manual Handling
•        Shea Passport
•        Water Hygiene
About the Project 
A Strategic Working Alliance (SWA) between MWH Treatment and J. Murphy and Sons Limited has been created to deliver future works under AMP 7 for United Utilities as Advance Plus.
Advance Plus has been awarded two geographical batches of work across the North and South West with a combined value in excess of £500million over a five-year period.
Advance Plus has been collaboratively working to secure AMP 7 work since January 2019. The first contract award for two batches in the North were received in August 2019 with further awards expected thereafter. 
About Murphy
* Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities. 
* Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
* Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy’s inclusive culture.

If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence, and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, then get in touch. 

What you’ll get in return
* Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
* 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year
* Discretionary annual bonus
* Above market rate contributory pension scheme
* Other benefits if applicable
* Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, discounted gym memberships, cycle to work scheme etc

We’re proud to have become the latest employer to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records. Employers often ask candidates about criminal convictions at the initial stage of a job application. If so, people with convictions are often excluded from roles for which they may be qualified and capable of doing.

By signing up to @Business in the Community’s Ban the Box campaign, we have committed to:
* Removing the tick box from our job application forms that asks about criminal convictions
* Considering applicants’ skills, experience, and ability to do the job before asking about criminal convictions
* Ensuring that the circumstances of any convictions are fairly assessed before a decision is made

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