Site Manager Vacancies Site manager jobs involve supervising and directing operations on a construction project. They make sure projects are completed safely, within budget and on time. These roles are also known as construction managers or site agents. Site manager jobs are varied as each construction project is different. On smaller projects, the site manager is often responsible for the whole project,. On larger projects there are often several site managers who are each responsible for a particular aspect of the project. However, some of the typical duties of these roles include: Meeting with other professionals including buyers, surveyors and architects to plan the projects Using project management software to plan work schedules Hiring staff, taking delivery of materials and installing temporary offices at a site Working closely with everyone involved in a project Adhering to legal requirements and Building Regulations Giving the clients regular progress reports Acting as the main point of contact for the public and subcontractors Potentially overseeing several projects at any one time Monitoring costs, quality and progress throughout a project Working hours for site manager jobs are normally 40 hours a week, worked between Monday and Friday. When you need to meet deadlines, it is likely you will be expected to work additional hours and this may include evenings and weekends. The majority of a site manager's time is spent working on-site, but you will be required to travel to attend meetings and visit clients. When you are working on-site, you will need to wear protective clothing. You must also be prepared to work in all weather conditions, at height and in confined spaces. Salaries for site manager jobs vary according to the company, the size of a project, location, experience and qualifications. As a guide, starting salaries for site managers are usually around £27,000 a year. This can rise to £45,000 with experience. Those working in senior positions have the potential to earn in excess of £70,000. The entry requirement for site manager jobs is a foundation degree, an HNC/ HND or a degree in a relevant subject. These include building studies, building engineering, civil engineering, construction management, surveying and construction engineering. Site manager jobs also require other skills and qualities. These include: A keen interest in the construction industry Excellent leadership skills including the ability to motivate a team Good maths and ICT skills Excellent interpersonal skills Strong problem-solving, decision-making and organisational skills A sound knowledge of construction processes, building methods and the materials used Good written and verbal communication skills The ability to work as part of a team or independently using your own initiative An awareness of heathland safety regulations A willingness to keep up to date with developments in the construction industry The ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines Site manager jobs are ideal for those who are interested in working in construction who have strong leadership skills and experience of working in the industry. Site manager jobs are interesting and varied roles as each project is different from the last.
A brief history of Glasgow The River Clyde is key to the growth of Glasgow from a small 6th century settlement to the biggest city in Scotland today, and the third biggest city in the United Kingdom. From a 6th century settlement to today There is evidence of a settlement on the River Clyde since prehistoric times, but it is Saint Mungo, the patron saint of the city who is famous for founding the city in the 6th century with the construction of a small church where Glasgow cathedral now stands. Bishop Jocelyn is credited with gaining the status of burgh for the city in the 12th century from King William, thus creating a cause for celebration which led to the creation of the Glasgow Fair, an event which still takes place today. The Scottish Englighteenment period Glasgow's biggest periods of growth which contributed to its size and status today were during the Scottish Enlightenment period and the Industrial Revolution. The Scottish Enlightenment was a period in which Glasgow, in particular, was recognised for its contribution towards philosophy, literacy and invention at a European level. It took place during the era of the signing of the Act of Union between England and Scotland as the two countries joined as part of Great Britain. The famous poet Robert Burns, philosopher and economist David Hume and economic pioneer Adam Smith who wrote the Wealth of Nations, were key drivers of the changes associated with this period in Glasgow's history. The Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution brought about a great number of changes to the city, notably along the River Cyde which was drained to make way for shipbuilding yards. The heart of the city was transformed by a deep river and the industries and wealth which grew and prospered from it, from cotton to glass production, to textiles, paper and soap. As well as new wealth, the Industrial Revolution impacted on the migration of people from the countryside to the city, thus determining the layout and construction of the city today. From hospitals to schools to housing, Glasgow retains signs of its Industrial Revolution history in its makeup today. Present day Glasgow Named European City of Culture in 1990, Glasgow today is a hub for finance, education, culture, arts, food and one of Scotland's most famous exports - Scottish whisky. There are several distilleries in and around the city which help contribute to the economic wealth of the city and its inhabitants.