Site Engineer in London




Our client is a distinguished and highly reputable construction company, deeply rooted in the United Kingdom’s construction industry. With a remarkable history dating back to the 1960s, they have earned widespread acclaim for their unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding projects across a diverse range of sectors. Their exceptional reputation is built on a foundation of consistently providing high-quality results. Specializing in commercial and residential developments, hotels, student accommodations, retail spaces, and leisure projects, they have contributed significantly to the growth and transformation of the United Kingdom’s built environment. Notably, their involvement in numerous large-scale projects in London, one of the country’s fastest-growing cities, has played a pivotal role in the city’s regeneration. With meticulous attention to detail and a focus on excellence, they have successfully completed projects that have garnered positive reviews from clients and residents alike. Boasting a portfolio of projects valued in the millions of pounds, they have solidified their position as a leading construction company in the United Kingdom.


Role Overview:

Our client is currently seeking an exceptional Site Engineer to join their esteemed team and contribute to the success of an ongoing project based in London. As a Site Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in the on-site management team, working closely with the Project Manager to ensure the seamless execution of a mixed-use development. This significant project involves the demolition of an existing building and the construction of an impressive 14-story structure, encompassing both residential and commercial spaces. With a focus on delivering excellence within budget, timeline, and safety parameters, the Senior Engineer will provide invaluable expertise and guidance throughout the project lifecycle. This is a remarkable opportunity to join a highly experienced and reputable construction company, offering the chance to work on prominent projects and contribute to the continued growth and success of the organization.


As a Senior Engineer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating closely with the Project Manager to develop and implement an effective project plan, ensuring alignment with project requirements, specifications, design drawings, and health and safety proposals.
  • Taking the lead in establishing emergency plans and site facilities for the project, meticulously considering the project’s unique requirements.
  • Overseeing the storage facilities for materials, plant, and tools, ensuring efficient stock management to meet the project’s demanding timelines.
  • Demonstrating a strong focus on site security by establishing a secure site environment, including effective access and egress control measures.
  • Developing a comprehensive material schedule, enabling the proactive generation of requisitions to secure the best prices and ensure on-time delivery.
  • Collaborating with the Project Manager to create and maintain a labor schedule, ensuring efficient allocation of subcontractor packages to meet the project’s demanding timeline.
  • Ensuring the provision of first aid facilities and designating a dedicated first aid area, emphasizing the utmost importance of health and safety for all project stakeholders.
  • Championing safety on-site, prioritizing the well-being of the public, site visitors, and staff through the meticulous enforcement of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines, safety instructions, and adherence to all health and safety proposals.
  • Maintaining perimeter barriers and ensuring the security of completed works, stored materials, and plant on-site, safeguarding the project’s integrity.
  • Providing comprehensive management of all site-based operatives, overseeing all aspects of their work, including safety inductions, toolbox talks, quality control, adherence to method statements, order fulfillment, cleanliness, proper use of equipment, waste reduction, and compliance with PPE requirements.
  • Upholding stringent quality standards for all construction works, meticulously verifying compliance with required standards for brickwork, plastering, carpentry, and other relevant disciplines.
  • Ensuring that all materials used, including those supplied by subcontractors, are fully compliant with technical and quality specifications, maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship and integrity throughout the project.
  • Implementing robust systems


The successful candidate needs to have extensive experience in managing a range of projects ideally including residential, commercial and educational, with projects ranging in value from £5m to £60m. The ideal candidate should also have a balance of working on new build, and refurbishment projects.

My client is looking for candidates who can show a stability of employment throughout their career keeping each appointment for a minimum of 3 years per employer.


The company offers excellent opportunities and offers a basic salary of £60,000 to £75,000 + package.


About this Recruiter

Ellis Abbott

A bit about me

I have worked at Cityscape Recruitment for the past two years, joining the team from a high-level sporting background. I have recently been promoted from Trainee Consultant to Recruitment Consultant and specialise in the Main Contracting sector. The type of roles I usually recruit for are Commercial, Operational and Design. Outside recruitment, I enjoy playing golf and going to the gym. I am also a huge Leeds United fan and will watch as many games as possible.
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Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

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We have worked with Alex Wallace and the Cityscape Recruitment team for a number of years now and find their service excellent.

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Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

Read more about our company here.

Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

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Initially, they will arrange a meeting to talk through your CV and career history. They will encourage you to go into detail about your background and experiences, capabilities and responsibilities, personal circumstances and any other factors they feel are relevant to help them build up a well-rounded profile of you. 

We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

If you are successful in receiving an offer(s), our consultant will communicate this with you and help to negotiate the offer(s) and any other terms of employment. 

Finally, we will support you in resigning from your current role, navigating potential counter offers and starting your new role.

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