Finishing Manager- £30m University Building

Finishing Manager- £30m University Building

£45,000 – £65,000 + car/ allowance + fuel + bonus + healthcare + pension.

Kings Cross

About the Company:

This Company is one of the leading commercial construction businesses operating at the forefront of the UK industry. With local annual revenues of over £1bn this company is working with public and private sector organizations across the country ranging from large-scale framework agreements to specialist and major standalone projects in excess of £500m. They held a stable output through the recession, and are now focusing on controlled growth, looking to increase business from 1% to 3% of the UKs projects over the next 10 years. The company boasts an impressive portfolio of projects throughout the UK and offers a friendly yet professional working environment. They cover numerous sectors of industry including healthcare, education, private residential, commercial, specialist projects, industrial, retail, hotels and a number of other areas with projects ranging from £5m to £1bn.

This business is at the forefront of a growing movement of Diversity and Inclusion in the Construction Industry. With support given for organisations such as The National Association of Women in Construction, WISE and BITC, they are making a big movement towards improving the diversity of their staff.

About the Role:

Our client is currently looking for an experienced Finishing Manager who has a solid permanent work background and has experience working within the New Build sector to work on the latter stages of a high spec university building in the massive regeneration of the Kings Cross area. The project is a £30m steel frame university building consisting of work spaces, break out rooms and research facilities (not accommodation). The finishing is to an exceptionally high spec for a university, with top quality stone, marble and wood floors and partitions. The Finishing Manager will join a team of 3, managing 3 floors of the 9 storey building each reporting into a well experienced Site Manager in tight knit team.

This role will require an experienced finishing manager with a fine eye details, strong trades experience and the filling to get their hands dirty. With a strong management team already on Site, this role will suit a candidate who is keen to get their hands dirty on Site, rather than a more office biased candidate. See general responsibilities below:


  • Will be responsible for all the fit-out and finishing stages of the projects.
  • You will need to have experience of taking a project from start to completion and working on the back end of projects to finishing stage.
  • Applicants must be able to work at a fast pace and to strict deadlines, yet still be able to achieve the highest levels of quality and workmanship.
  • Must be able to conduct snagging and de-snagging tasks and ensure that all snags are closed out by the appropriate subcontractor.
  • Must be a proactive individual that has the capability of taking on a more hands on role and closing out any snags if necessary also.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with subcontractors and management alike and be capable of resolving any on the job issues in a strategic and timely manner.


About the benefits / rewards:

The specific salary will be dependent on level of exposure to industry and experience on related roles and projects. The company offers excellent opportunities and offers a basic salary around £45,000 – £65,000 which will also include various benefits relating to bonuses, travel and healthcare.


The ideal candidate will be a well-established Finishing Manger / Foreman who has a stable background of working within Tier 1 Main Contractors or well established, relevant sub-contractors. The candidate should have experience of working on large projects, managing similar projects to a high spec. The successful candidate will have a drive and motivation to progress within a well-established business with an eye for progressing within this company. The successful candidate could come from a trade or university background, with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

If you feel this role will be well suited to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch on the below details

Contact: Alex or 01923750095 (Office) or 01923587152 (DDI)

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