Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Construction Manager to join our team within Vistry East London, at our Walthamstow site. As our Senior Construction Manager, you will direct and control construction management activities in the Region, working in partnership with the other Directors and departments. You will also deliver the products of the Company to programme, within budget, to the required quality standard, and to Health, Safety and Environmental policy and procedure.


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

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • 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
  • Passionate about Construction, Housebuilding and exceptional Customer Service.
  • Keen eye for detail and awareness of the technical detail in drawings.
  • Detailed knowledge of safe working requirements of Health, Safety and Environmental practice, Construction and Construction Design Management regulations.
  • A full and valid driving licence is essential.
  • Conscientious, ambitious and self-motivated.
  • Decisive and authoritative, with experience of delivering results under pressure.


  • Degree qualified in a relevant qualification, i.e. Construction Management / Project Management.
  • First Aid

More about the Senior Construction Manager role…

  • Continually review programmes, plan, budgets, preliminaries, and site(s) as a whole. Analyse findings, impact thereof and take corrective action in a timely manner to ensure company objectives are met.
  • Follow defined meeting/review procedures to ensure every aspect of the project is reviewed in a timely manner and actions are planned well in advance.
  • Provide input into the preparation of proposals for new projects at initial appraisal stage to accurately forecast future work load.
  • Thoroughly check all information prior firstly to budget settlement and secondly prior to construction start on site, and identify any shortfalls, discrepancies or ambiguity and resolve prior to any material effect arising.
  • Forecast any training requirements within the department.
  • Ensure construction phase H&S plan is prepared, maintained and worked to.
  • Ensure that the project environmental plan is prepared in advance of commencing the works.
  • Ensure that budget settlement documentation is prepared and submitted for approval.
  • Assist in the preparation of development programmes including pre-construction, construction and post construction activities and approve.
  • Prepare detailed construction preliminaries with supporting information, method statements and
  • Prepare and maintain occupation and exit strategies.
  • Prepare logistics plans.
  • Prepare method statements to execute the works.
  • Ensure the works are planned in a manner that maximises commercial performance and promotes delivery of best quality products, on time, within Budget and constructed in the safest manner.
  • Expedite all pre-construction and off site activities such that the planned programme can be maintained through the organisation of resources.
  • Organise the handover of completed units to sales, customers and clients in accordance with current procedures and ensure all our customers are given the highest level of customer service and all staff abide by our Customer Charter to ensure 5 star customer journey.
  • Set up sites and ensure all necessary licences and notices are given in a timely manner.
  • Motivate the management team and supporting departmental staff and third parties to best deliver objectives.
  • Uphold and promote our values within the team such that they are second nature to all.
  • Build relationships with our supply chain and consultants such that we are their preferred
  • Ensure the works are satisfactorily supervised at all times and that the project is executed in accordance with the current Construction procedures.
  • Ensure all staff comply with Cost Control procedures and avoid unauthorised expenditure. Control expenditure such that margins are maintained and or bettered.
  • Co-ordinate with Designers to expedite design information.                 
  • Provide clear precise information and instruction to all parties in order to ensure they all clearly understand what is required of them to meet our objectives.
  • Adhered to defined reporting and meeting structure to both internal personnel and third parties.
  • Provide continuous feedback in respect of particularly successful and unsuccessful elements of each project in order future projects can benefit.
  • Prepare and report to Construction Director and MD, any exceptions that impact on cost, time, quality, health and safety, environment, or our customers.
  • Ensure the Plot handover schedule is continuously updated.
  • Attend post completion meetings and provide reports on project performance.
  • Ensure as built drawings documentation, operating and maintenance manuals are prepared and distributed/archived in central file in a timely manner.
  • Attend meetings as required deputising for the Construction director.

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: Countryside House,The Drive, Brentwood, CM13 3AT

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