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Agency: UCA Consulting
Contact Name: Malcolm Smith
Contact Email:
Telephone: 0208 4295297

Job Title: General Manager – Structural Steelwork and Metalwork

Job type: Permanent, Full-time, Mon to Fri, 40 hours per week min

Work Location: Gravesend, Kent

Owing to the continued expansion of our well-established business, the client is looking for an experienced General Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary (depending upon experience) of £50K+.

They are a small specialist company with a reputation for quality of finish and customer satisfaction which has equated to repeat business and sustained growth. We fabricate and install bespoke structural steelwork and metalwork for new build housing developments across London and the South East. 

The Role

The principle purpose of this role is to oversee our Projects, Workshop and Site Fitters. The role will be varied and deadline driven, so excellent prioritisation and organisational skills are essential. You must be a confident communicator, proficient with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and Excel with proven experience in a General Management role, ideally within a house building or developer environment. 


  • Oversee the management of projects to ensure they are completed on time and on budget
  • Liaise with clients to ensure maximum efficiency of working methods
  • Identify and resolve problems of a commercial or contractual nature Contract review
  • Manage the Workshop in terms of work allocated, fabrication progression,
  • Oversee delivery and/or installation
  • Liaise with customers to up-date on progress
  • Deal with customer queries/complaints in a prompt and professional manner
  • Report back to Managing Director on a daily basis

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional qualification in Management or a related discipline
  • Demonstrate leadership and effective team management experience
  • Proven engineering and fabrication knowledge/experience/background
  • Excellent knowledge of welding and sheet metal techniques

Ability to read and work from detailed engineering drawings

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to liaise closely with clients and staff
  • Ability to promote effective teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to work systematically to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure, both on own initiative and as part of a busy team
  • Ability to handle multiple varied projects through to completion
  • Flexible approach to meet the demands of the business
  • Professional, confident, responsible, conscientious, punctual, highly organised and self-motivated

Company Benefits

  • 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays
  • Free car parking
  • NEST company pension scheme
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