Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for an Area Build Manager to join our team within Vistry Central Home Counties. As our Area Build Manager you will effectively motivate, support and manage the site based management teams to ensure that each development achieves the desired health, safety and environmental performance standards. To achieve the programme and quality requirements. To promote the importance of customer relationships to all site based teams to include directly employed and sub-contracted staff. To ensure the customer journey is applied with and our customers enjoy their moving in experience. To ensure that the approach and associated results are consistently high across all sites within the designated area.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • ONC or HNC in Building Construction or NVQ Level 4/5 or similar
  • CSCS card at Contracts Manager Level
  • Full UK driving license
  • SMSTS, NVQ 6 or equivalent
  • Previous experience as a Project Manager or Senior Site Manager for a high volume house builder
  • Up to date knowledge of H&S obligations and building legislation
  • Proven track record of motivating and managing a team effectively
  • Able to work with others to achieve the desired outcome
  • Capable of implementing change and of using initiative
  • Confident outlook combined with resilience and diplomacy
  • Proven ability to work effectively with senior management
  • Ability to take a big picture view of multiple sites and make decisions accordingly
  • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Decision maker with pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Discretion and integrity in attitude and approach
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to balance excellent customer service with the requirements of achieving Company targets

More about the Area Build Manager role…

  • Mentor and manage the full Site Management Team across the area of responsibility in order to ensure all sites meet, and where possible, exceed the desired performance targets in line with business objectives
  • Actively input into Management Team review of Build Strategy on new developments, as necessary
  • Ensure the Health, Safety and Environmental targets are met across all sites and take appropriate action to ensure all sites are compliant
  • Regularly review programme via the subcontractor schedules v. build and log progress in the weekly site subcontractor meetings
  • Report the activity at the regional build/sales meetings and liaise with other departments as necessary to ensure targets are achieved
  • Visit all sites weekly, support and motivate site teams, monitor and review progress and compliance and attend all site meetings where necessary or required by your Regional Build Director
  • Liaise with and promote good relationships with key external stakeholders such as NHBC etc.
  • Develop and train the Site Management teams to ensure there are succession plans in place
  • Monitor and review the Site Managers to ensure that all plots have a customer care pass before obtaining CML prior to legal completion
  • Carry out random pre occupation checks on plots 24 hours before CML’s and legal completions.
  • Ensure that effective site based meetings take place between the Sales Team and the Site Manager and that the required information is available to enable the Sales Team to update the customers. Attend on an infrequent basis to ensure effectiveness.
  • Attend regional build/sales meetings and provide accurate handover dates for all plots, provide updates on activity on sites, report on issues where appropriate and any actions needed to rectify the issues.
  • Monitor and review the Site Managers to ensure that all plots to be handed over have safe and appropriate access, parking, street lighting and signage.
  • Attend weekly customer care meetings with your site teams to ensure defects are being actioned within 10 – 30 days of being raised by the customer.
  • Attend weekly NHBC Survey Meeting with all site teams and action any items promptly with your site teams.
  • Agree trade tenders list with the commercial department and assist with the vetting of sub-contractors prior to appointment to ensure the correct quality standards will be achieved.
  • Ensure that quality inductions are carried out by Site Managers for all sub-contractors on site to ensure the required quality standards are met.
  • Ensure the site NHBC Year to Date score is no more than 0.20 on a rolling 12 month scale
  • Ensure and monitor that all sub-contractor quality stage checklists are completed by all Site Managers prior to payment being authorised.
  • Attend all pre start meetings, providing programmes, strategy plans, compound position and complete CMD check forms
  • Ensure that protection to work in progress complies with the Company’s site protection requirements at all sites.
  • Review the NHBC record book, checking for comment, action against builder responsible reportable items and any missed key stage inspections.
  • Regularly check the NHBC Portal to ensure any pre-occupation conditions have been cleared by your Site Management Teams prior to CML’s
  • Design a Build Phase Strategy (Build Strategy, Traffic Management Plan & Occupational Strategy and ensure all Site Managers comply with the strategy
  • Ensure that forward planning is in place at all stages of the build operation and liaise with the technical and commercial departments as required.
  • Identify key activities at the pre-contract stage and monitor to ensure the start date is achieved.
  • In conjunction with the site management team, prepare the master build programme and review and revise in line with budget requirements, monitor production against the agreed programme and take corrective action if the site falls behind programme.
  • Review anticipated plot build completion dates on a weekly basis and ensure that the relevant stakeholders are made aware of any amendments.
  • In conjunction with the site management teams, prepare and maintain the accelerated show home programmes.
  • Ensure that sub-contractor and trade meetings are carried out by Site Managers weekly and attend the weekly subcontractor meetings in person
  • Review and update the Construction System on weekly basis with a full review/ update on monthly basis.
  • Complete any Build Manager reports, as requested by the Regional Build Director
  • Adopt and follow the Area Build best practice documents and ensure that the Site Managers complete the Site Manager best practice documents.


Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Turnford Place,Great Cambridge Road, Broxbourne, EN10 6NH

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