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Works Manager

Job Introduction

Founded in 1968, Griffiths is one of the leading civil engineering and rail contractors working throughout Wales, the midlands and south-west England. Operating out of regional centres across Wales and England, we serve the major infrastructure sectors including highways, rail, and local and national governments.  

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and an owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across one hundred sites or schemes at any given time.  

We are looking for ambitious and safety conscious people who share our company values who can work well as part of a team. 

Joining our team as a Works Manager in Abergavenny, you will be entitled to a highly competitive salary and package as well as our commitment to provide excellent training and support development. Please note that this role is project based within different geographical regions, so a flexible approach will be required.  

We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it is important that our people come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. 

Role Responsibility

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for supporting the safe delivery of projects in accordance with a valid, executed contract, per company policies, procedures, work instructions and ensuring that approved project documentation is communicated and understood by those responsible for the safe and effective implementation. 

Reporting to the Construction manager, on a day to day basis, the successful Works Manager's duties and responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Providing H&S leadership to frontline leaders and promoting behavioural safety improvements.  

  • Managing site staff performance in accordance with the company handbook, in conjunction with HR 

  • Support to the project management team safely deliver their project/s on time, and within budget 

  • Proactively engaging the business close call reporting system 

  • Ensure the policies and procedures of the company business management system are fully discharged 

  • Ensure front line leaders are organised and well-motivated to safely meet the required programme milestones 

  • Provide support to ensure the project/s environmental targets and objectives are met 

  • Promote and maintain effective client/stakeholder relationships to protect and enhance the company’s reputation to help enable repeat business 

  • Support the project management team with effective planning and implementation of projects  

  • Promote the importance of the Quality Management process, adherence to Inspection Test & Plans and ensuring completion of quality checks in line project requirements 

  • Authorisation of internal/external resource timesheets 

  • Maintaining professional standards, outlining behavioural expectations to ensure morale and productivity is maintained. 

  • Applying the principles of workplace respect on site. 

  • Ensure operational staff hold the correct competencies for their responsibilities 

  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training to fulfil 

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you must safety conscious, dependable, have a good attitude to work and be prepared to work in a challenging environment. We are looking for a reliable and experienced works manager with extensive knowledge in a variety of sectors of the construction industry. We are looking for someone who really wants to make a difference and be involved in the development of our growing business. 


Required experience, knowledge, qualifications and training 


  • SMSTS/SSSTS Certification  

  • Ideally have around 6-10 years’ experience in a similar role 

  • Personal track safety certification (PTS) 

  • Excellent leadership skills 

  • Relevant CSCS card 

  • First Aid at Work 

  • Have a full driving licence  

  • Candidates must be flexible and willing to travel or lodge if required to sites across the business if required. 

Desirable experience, qualifications and training 

  • NVQ Level 4 (min) – construction site management 

  • Temporary works supervisor  

  • Lift Supervisor 

  • Site environmental awareness trained (SEATS) 

  • ALO Coordinator 

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits.

Some of the range of benefits on offer to employees include:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice.
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?


Tarmac Trading Limited


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