Site Manager – Retrofit

Who are Cardo Group?

Cardo Group is a family of companies delivering building maintenance services to local authorities, social housing providers and their residents.

Our multi-company group provides quality, value for money maintenance, compliance and retrofit services across the south west, south east and midlands. Future plans will see this develop into a national footprint.

We are currently looking for a Site Manager to join our Carbon solutions team in Slough. This is on a 12 Month FTC.

As Site Manager you are responsible for providing an excellent service that is safe, effective and efficient in the delivery of a variety of projects and programs across our varying contracts and ensuring that all works are delivered to the high-quality standards that our clients expect from us in an efficient and VFM manner.

As well as this you will be acting as the company’s representation to our clients and their residents, providing effective and efficient communication between the client, residents and our internal project teams.

The Site Manager will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships between Cardo and its clients by being open, honest, and transparent.

Core responsibilities involve:

  • Supervise and manage onsite retrofit projects.
  • Working closely with contractors and suppliers and making sure the project is finished within the allotted budget and timeframe.
  • You will also be in charge of making sure that all work is completed in line with the programme of works whilst ensuring highest standards of health & safety are observed and followed.
  • Additionally, as a domestic retrofit site manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the installation of energy-efficient measures and ensuring that the building meets sustainability standards.
  • The site management of Retrofit Works
  • Working with and too Building Control regulations and requirements as well as all other statutory and mandatory regulations/legislation and requirements including best practice.
  • Working to drawings and specifications.
  • Attend both internal and client meetings representing the business in a professional manner.
  • Generate, review and achieve programme performance.
  • Be organised and proficient in the use of various of ICT systems, regulations, and legislation to the entire building/construction industry as well as H&S and the landlord and tenants act.
  • Must be able to adapt and have a willing attitude to work on other departmental work streams for the purpose of team playing and cross covering.
  • Involve residents in the overall process and ensure they are aware of current situations.
  • Develop effective working relationships with residents, direct labour operatives, sub-contractors, clients, building control and the local fire authority.
  • Act as the representative and be the face of Cardo Group.
  • Carry out/support the customer liaison officers with resident consultation / engagement and to support the project team in pre-consultation and update meetings.
  • Encourage positive relationships between the company and the resident’s ensuring actions are followed up
  • Ensure works are installed to PAS2030/MCS requirements.
  • Providing clear and concise communication on progress and activity in both technical and clear simple terms
  • Convey accurate information both to residents and from residents to the project team.
  • Take ownership and deal with customer/resident complaints through to completion and sharing lessons learnt with the project team and senior management team.
  • Strong negotiation and being able to deliver your point in a professional manner and treating others with respect.
  • Updating systems to ensure that all documents relating to your role are saved and ready for auditing in strict accordance with Cardo procedures.
  • Control project execution plans and delivery structured updates to the client.
  • Manage, review and monitor risk, program, plant, quality, cost.
  • Promote and follow good Project governance through the policies and procedures laid out by the Cardo Group.
  • Understand and work within team targets and the Cardo South business plan.
  • Liaison with project Retrofit Co-Ordinator to ensure works as compliant.

Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years previous site management experience
  • Sound knowledge of the social housing sector inc planned works programmes and maintenance projects
  • Experience working on JCT / NEC or cost plus
  • Sound knowledge of the Construction industry
  • Experience of working in multiple refurbishment project settings/projects
  • Sound knowledge of section 20 leaseholder consultation and housing legislation
  • Experience of multiple communication between supply chain partners, clients, residents and internal staff
  • Experience of delivering successful outcomes to complaints


  • A valid SMSTS qualification = E
  • CSCS card in site management = E
  • NVQ level 6 in site management/construction = D
  • A recognised building/trade qualification = E
  • Asbestos Awareness Certification = E
  • Must hold current valid driving license = E
  • Recognised qualifications and or work experience regarding Fire Assessment surveying and remedial works = D

This role would suit someone with a Retrofit background looking to work for a growing organisation with exciting future plans!

Benefits include:

– 25 days holiday + bank holidays

– Birthday day off

– Pension

– And many more..

Cardo Group is an inclusive employer. At Cardo we value diversity. We value our differences such as age, gender, LGBT, ethnicity, religion, and disability.

We are working hard to building a business that is as diverse and inclusive as the communities we serve. So, Whoever you are and whatever your background, we think you will fit right in at Cardo Group.

We also want the best people to join our team so we are currently reviewing the family-friendly benefits that we can offer to our employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £40,000.00-£60,000.00 per year

Company: Cardo
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Slough
Position: Project Manager - Retrofit

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