What does a Senior Site Manager do?

Site managers work on building and construction sites to ensure a project completes safely, on time, and within budget. They monitor and direct contractor activities from start to finish and direct and oversee various contractors and subcontractors from site preparation and foundation laying to the final touches. Site managers supervise the process with a critical eye, provide input on selecting and hiring contractors, and serve as a liaison between contractors and clients.

Site managers keep close contact with clients throughout the project’s life cycle. They accompany clients during site visits and answer questions or concerns about the project’s progress. They are also budget-conscious and identify opportunities to save money by reducing wasteful practices or increasing efficiency. They maintain site safety protocols daily on their site visits and ensure contractors and crew work in a safe environment and follow the rules. They work to minimize risk and resolve violations and potential hazards. Site managers need a bachelor's degree in related fields including construction management or architecture and experience as a contractor.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Site Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£57,160 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
£42K
Median: £57K
£78K
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Senior Site Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Site Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Senior Site Manager
£57,160/yr
L4
L7
See Career Path

Senior Site Manager Insights

Read what Senior Site Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Puma EnergyPuma Energy
Site Manager
15 Apr 2021

“• If you get a good team to work with your job is enjoyable and team orientated”

HBG ConstructionHBG Construction
Site Manager
4 Aug 2021

“The size and scale of projects was an excellent opportunity for me to develop my early years career.”

Menzies AviationMenzies Aviation
Country Vice President
8 Jun 2021

“I am very happy here and have a great group of colleagues to work with.”

Metro One Loss PreventionMetro One Loss Prevention
Site Manager
16 Jan 2021

“Great experience to either begin a career in security or to simply work part time.”

Hire DynamicsHire Dynamics
Onsite Manager
28 Sep 2020

“Fun and great training”

ApplegreenApplegreen
Site Manager
19 Jan 2021

“If progression and succession is in in your career goals then you want to be with Applegreen.”

Castleoak Care ParnershipsCastleoak Care Parnerships
Site Manager
6 Feb 2020

“Good pay good car great”

Bedford Borough CouncilBedford Borough Council
On Site Manager
2 Jul 2020

“Pay not brilliant but good pension”

See More

Senior Site Manager Interviews

Related Careers

Regional Manager
£51,372
No skills overlap
Area Manager
£43,601
No skills overlap
General Manager
£44,732
No skills overlap
District Manager
£46,196
No skills overlap

Senior Site Manager jobs