Senior Site Manager

At Hickory, we don’t believe in standing still, for over three decades we have continually invested in researching and developing systems and products to improve the way we build. Our philosophy is ‘MADE for LIFE’ – it’s a commitment we honour, each day. Everything we do and everything we build is ‘MADE for LIFE.’ Whether it’s refining our patented, prefabricated building products, developing more efficient and sustainable construction practices, or bringing expertise inhouse to supply critical components, we always believe there is a better way. As a result, Hickory have become one of the most diverse property companies in Australia.


The Site Manager at Hickory plays a crucial role in ensuring the flawless execution of construction projects, prioritizing excellence, safety, and client satisfaction. This role requires a diverse skill set, including site safety management, project planning, and adherence to The Hickory Way®. Beyond traditional construction oversight, the Site Manager is responsible for ensuring that every aspect of the construction process, from detailed planning to daily operations, meets the highest industry standards and complies with strict regulatory requirements.


  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy a balanced work-life schedule with a standard 5-day work week.
  • Continuous Career Advancement: Unlock your potential through ongoing career development and growth prospects.
  • Employee Wellbeing: Access our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for valuable support and resources.
  • Travel Perks: Benefit from exclusive travel perks, including discounted flights and hotel rates.
  • Expert In-House Team: Collaborate with our dedicated structures and facades team.
  • Family-Friendly Policies: Receive paid parental leave to support your family needs.
  • Supportive Culture: Thrive in a nurturing team environment that values both collective and individual achievements.
  • Diverse Opportunities: Gain exposure to a wide range of roles and industry leaders in our leading market company.


  • Project Planning and Scheduling: Plan and schedule works, ensuring coordination between various tasks and timelines within the project.
  • Subcontractor Coordination and Communication: Facilitate communication and alignment with subcontractors, ensuring the clear exchange of project specifications and prompt responses to Requests for Information (RFIs)
  • Client and Stakeholder Liaison: Engage and coordinate with clients, superintendents, consultants and various stakeholders to ensure project progress, address concerns and relay essential project updates.
  • Adherence to Project Specifications and Drawings: Ensure on-site activities align with project specifications and drawings, maintaining adherence to contractual requirements and quality standards.
  • Subcontractor Coordination and Progress Reporting: Manage and coordinate subcontractor and trade contractor activities, ensuring they align with project goals and oversee the accurate placement of construction components.
  • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Compliance Oversight: Oversee compliance with Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standards, conducting toolbox talks and managing on-site safety practices to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Industrial Relations Management: Manage all Industrial Relations matters, staying updated on legislation and promptly communicating issues to relevant stakeholders to ensure adherence to labour laws.
  • Quality: Maintain project quality levels, ensuring adherence to contractual obligations and Hickory’s quality expectations.
  • Site Administration Oversight: Supervise and manage all site administration activities, ensuring the accuracy, organization and up-to-date maintenance of project documentation.
  • Coordination and Documentation Processing: Facilitate efficient coordination among site staff, ensuring the prompt and accurate processing of necessary paperwork.
  • Resource Optimisation: Efficiently manage on-site resources, ensuring their effective utilisation and alignment with project timelines.
  • Site Logistics Optimisation: Optimise site logistics for the efficient movement of materials, personnel and equipment I order to minimise congestion, streamline workflows and enhance overall site organization.
  • Regulatory Compliance Audits: Conduct regular audits to ensure ongoing compliance with building regulations, safety standards and environmental requirements and address any identified non-compliance issues promptly and efficiently.
  • Budget Management: Exercise financial oversight by managing and controlling the project budget by monitoring expenditures, track costs and identifying opportunities for cost savings without compromising quality and safety.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a Site Manager role in the commercial construction industry.
  • Proven track record in managing large-scale construction projects with a focus on safety, quality and on-time delivery.
  • Proven ability to manage relationships with various stakeholders, including clients, subcontractors, regulatory authorities and local communities.
  • Extensive experience in HSE compliance, risk management and industrial relations within construction.
  • Hands-on experience in managing construction projects in complex environments, such as urban areas, occupied spaces, or projects with intricate architectural designs.


If you’re looking to work within a great team with one of Australia’s most innovative builders, we would love to hear from you as soon as possible! Submit your CV via Seek today.
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