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General Electric Site Manager in Stafford, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

The Site Manager is responsible for the entire scope of UK Project deliveries and construction site activities on a given project site, acting under the direction and on behalf of the project director.

Within a given project, they define the site works strategy, leads the site teams, and manages the execution of the project scope of works.

They ensure that Safety, Quality, Costs and Schedule comply with contractual obligations, company policy and local regulation.

On Large & complex sites a site manager can be mobilised to look after individual major packages.

Reports to the GSI Construction Manager and participate to the function’s objective definitions and their follow up.

The Successful candidate will have demonstrated project experience and first hand knowledge of UK Project delivery

Job Description

Main tasks are the following:

  • In ITO

  • Participate to costing & scheduling of site activities,

  • Prepare tender documents related to construction & Installation activities,

  • Participate to the definition of contracting strategy (sub-con / partner) and apply it throughout ITO phase with support from EHS, Quality, Planning & Sourcing,

  • Actively participate to project teams from feed stages all the way through completion.

  • During OTR

  • Ensure the consistent application of the defined contracting strategy.

  • Ensure the timely definition and issuance of sub-contracts with EHS, Quality, Planning, Contract Management & Sourcing support.

  • Act as the main point of contact for operational aspects of all site sub-contracts.

  • In the case of partner / consortium, act as the main point of contact for all construction related topics.

  • Ensure integration of Customer EHS requirements in project specific EHS procedure with EHS department support.

  • Responsible for planning of C&C activities within the overall project schedule, implementation of construction management system (LPS) on each site towards on time delivery of the project.

  • Responsible for managing the risks and opportunities related to Construction & Commissioning activities,

  • Responsible for preparation of staffing plan, mobilization of site teams & follow up of actuals vs. plan.

  • Set goals and objectives for the supervisors mobilized on his site.

  • Liaise with design office for timely issuance of data required for preparation of site works ( specs, designs, BOQ, material lists, …),

  • Initiate implementation of CMS (Completion Management System) & definition of TOPs with Project Commissioning Manager.

  • Support project leadership during important meetings with customer.

Network & Links

Internal: Project Director, Project Managers, Project engineering director, Lead Project Controller, Construction Manager(s), Project Commissioning Manager, Project Design entities, Supervisors.

External: Customer, Subcontractors, staffing agencies.

Major Responsibilities:

People Management

  • Lead and manage the site teams to ensure performance standards, project objectives, policies and procedures are met.

  • Provide feedback on know-how and competencies to hierarchical managers for personnel assigned to his sites.

Health and Safety

  • Demonstrate EHS leadership and ensure STOP WORK POLICY is implemented within the team

  • Ensures application of GE GRID EHS Policy and procedures in all site activities.

  • Communicates regularly on policy & process to all Project Site Staff (GE GRID employees and non-GE Grid) and ensure their application by all stakeholders on Site.

  • Takes responsibility to reward and encourage proactive steps toward all matters related to EHS in the workplace.

  • Participates in EHS Gemba walks and leads EHS improvement initiatives on the site under his responsibility.

  • Identifies and evaluate EHS risks and implements practical measures.

  • Sets an example by demonstrating the proper acts and actively observing work conditions and behaviors, giving immediate & constructive feedback, and celebrating achievements or safe behaviors.

  • Actively and routinely promotes the identification of hazards and near misses to their teams

  • Actively participates in defining corrective actions when work is unsafe or when an uncontrolled risk is observed.

  • Active engagement and participation on the Behavioral Safety initiatives.


  • Comply with Quality Procedures, work instructions and Processes.

  • Report or resolve any non-conformances and process in a timely manner.

  • Put in place Site procedures to ensure that Site Works will be conducted to the satisfaction of the Customer, to the level of GE Grid standards.

  • Ensures collection of key information on sites for preparation of Lessons Learned for capitalization on future projects.

  • Initiate & participate to improvement actions on Construction processes, tools, and documents.

Key performance indicator management

  • Provide timely status and metrics of site activities performance within the project:

  • Weekly safety project metrics and observations

  • Weekly LPS Prod. management indicators (Make ready, PPC) & Monthly variance to milestones.

  • Monthly report on sub-contracts status.

  • Monthly report on spend vs budget (personnel workload, site costs, subcontracts, …)

Skills / Qualifications

  • An appropriate qualification in Civil / Electrical Engineering, degree level with in depth work experience.

  • Appropriate health and safety experience, training and qualifications in line with international standards for roles of this nature. GWO certification will be an added advantage.

  • Background in HV electrical works and commissioning.

  • Great interpersonal skills & ability to lead working teams in difficult situation.


  • Previous experience of undertaking the role of Site Manager on large HV Substation Project. Construction experience in the UK would be an advantage but is not essential.

  • Essentia l - UK Project delivery

  • Have previous experience in the installation and commissioning of key elements of the project including

  • Civil Works

  • Building services & auxiliaries

  • HV & MV equipment

  • Control & Protection system

  • Commissioning

  • Be knowledgeable on international standards and 'best practice' in relation to construction

  • Be knowledgeable on environmental legislation and good industry practice in relation to construction works

  • Be knowledgeable on the key applicable standards and specifications associated with the civil and electrical works construction applicable for countries in the region


  • This is a site based position which will require extended posting on project sites across the North Europe region.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, and to accurately and concisely report both verbally and in writing. Proficiency in ENGLISH mandatory. However, additional language proficiency in European languages will be an added advantage.

  • IT proficiency including collaborative platforms & tools.

About GE Grid Solutions:

At GE Grid Solutions we are electrifying the world with advanced grid technologies. As leaders in the energy space our goal is to accelerate the transition for a more energy efficient grid to full fill the needs of tomorrow. With a focus on growth and sustainability GE Grid Solutions plays a pivotable role in integrating Renewables onto the grid to drive to carbon neutral. In Grid Solutions we help enable the transition for a greener more reliable Grid. GE Grid Solutions has the most advanced and comprehensive product and solutions portfolio within the energy sector.

Why we come to work:

At GE Renewable Energy, our engineers are always up for the challenge - and we’re always driven to find the best solution. Our projects are unique and interesting, and you’ll need to bring a solution-focused, positive approach to each one to do your best. Surrounded by committed, loyal colleagues, if you can dare to bring your ingenuity and desire to make an impact, you’ll be exposed to game-changing, diverse projects that truly allow you to play your part in the energy transition.

What we offer:

Working in an international team which is part of global Engineering HVDC Centre of Excellence within Grid Integration based in Stafford and Berlin.

A key role in a dynamic, international working environment with a large degree of flexibility of work agreements

Competitive benefits, and great development opportunities

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No