Works Manager – St Austell


At Griffiths, our people are our company. The way in which we treat people – both our employees and the communities in which we live and work – is a core value that has driven our continued growth over the past five decades. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry. We are a Welsh regional civil engineering and construction contractor with our head office based in Abergavenny. Operating out of regional centres across Wales and England we construct new roads, bridges and railways as well as maintaining existing developments.

You will be joining a dynamic and inclusive commercial team, surrounded by a group of people who want to learn and develop. This will provide you with the opportunity to grow and progress within the team, whilst being supported at all times.

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across 100 sites or schemes at any given time.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Works Manager to join our Team in St Austell.

Based within the South West of England initially working on our schemes within the St Austell, Cornwall, we are looking for an experienced individual looking to take the next career step.

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


Reporting to the Project Manager, the Works Manager will be responsible for the safe delivery of projects and for ensuring that all company procedures and construction phase plans and all associated documentation is suitable and sufficient.

The Works Manager will be responsible for a variety of tasks including:

  • Providing health and safety leadership to operational delivery teams
  • Ensuring that the General Foremen or other site supervisors are organised and well-motivated to safely meet the programme milestones
  • Supporting the General Foreman to work safely in accordance with assessed construction risks and adherence with the control measures defined in Work Package Plans and Task Briefs
  • Providing necessary support to enable the project environmental risks, objectives and targets are met
  • Compliance with all project documentation for the application of legislation.
  • Managing the General Foreman, Foreman, Site Supervisors and other assigned resources
  • Promoting and maintaining effective client and stakeholder relationships to protect and enhance the company’s reputation to enable repeat business
  • Upholding the core company values, inspiring and encouraging the same throughout the team
  • Supporting the Project Manager/Agent in defining the efficient and effective planning of the works (methodology) and plant and labour resources
  • Ensuring the timely ordering and delivery of all plant and equipment appropriate for safe delivery of the works and is secured and maintained effectively


To be successful in this role it is likely the ideal candidate will have a relevant experience along with proven leadership skills.  It is likely you’ve been in your current role for a number of years and as a result built up a significant skill set and developed some great construction experience that you are now ready to apply in a new challenge.

In addition, have CITB SMSTS certification. You many also be qualified to NVQ Level 6 – Construction Site Management and have full first aid at work certification. Ideally you’ll also be CPCS Plant Certification and be an A61 – Appointed Person

You will also be in possession of an SMSTS and have a relevant CSCS card.


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


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