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Site/Construction Manager

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Great opportunity for professional growth and personal satisfaction in a family-oriented company 


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Title: Site/Construction Manager - Residential

Hours: Full-time salary

Start time: 6.30am

Start Date: Immediate for the right candidate

Remuneration: Generous salary package starting from $90K + super and benefits (depending on candidate's experience, suitability for the role and needs to carryout  required responsibilities)

Pay Cycle: Weekly, with bonus structure for experienced candidate

Dress Code: On site, professional

Work with award-winning builder Martin Locke and his dedicated team



The new role of MLH Site/Construction Manager will be a leader within the Martin Locke Homes team, they will work closely with Martin and our team to achieve the best results for our clients and uphold the renowned reputation for excellent workmanship, trustworthiness and honesty. 

role responsibilities include
  • Full responsibility for the construction schedule and supervision of four (4) - eight (8) new custom home builds, at varying stages of construction, at one time
  • Take on a leadership role on site and act as a conduit between the MLH construction and office teams
  • Manage and oversee MLH in-house on-site employees
  • Assist client manager with estimating client variations as needed
  • Conduct on-site meetings with clients at key stages of construction in a professional and friendly manner
  • Manage and maintain good relationships with trade partners including holding them accountable to an agreed standard and ability to engage in these conversations in a professional manner
  • Occasionally hosting key trade and supply partners at the MLH corporate box at North Queensland Cowboys Games
  • Mobile position which is predominantly site-based

The Ideal Candidate

The right person for this role will share the same strong core values as the existing MLH team such as trust, honesty, a strong work ethic and belief that with team success comes a greater personal reward.

They will be a leader with a team-oriented mindset who has the ability to unite and get the most out of their team-members. 

This person will believe in the MLH culture of continual improvement where we work together and are open to suggestions and advice from fellow team members.

Our new Site/Construction Manager will value the bond of being part of a close-knit team who always have each other's backs.

Essential SKILLS
  • Minimum five (5) years' full time experience in a similar role - successfully supervising and managing all components of new home construction
  • Responsible, highly-organised, with great attention-to-detail and the ability to multi-talk and prioritise. 
  • Ability to lead a team to achieve the best possible outcomes, both internal and with trade partners
  • Willing and capable to use digital technology
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office - Outlook, Excel & Word
  • Carpentry trade background
  • Customer service skills and excellent communication for interacting with MLH clients 
  • Experience using Databuild and scheduling programs (MLH uses Co-Construct)
  • Estimating experience
  • Scheduling experience
Personal Attributes
  • Highly organised
  • Self-motivated
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Task completer
  • A leader
  • Responsible
  • Can prioritise
  • Flexible


Martin Locke Homes is an award-winning builder that has built up a reputation for workmanship, fine finishing and client satisfaction over the past decade.

Launching in 2010, Martin, with the support of long-term Office Manager Debbie, has successful steered the business through tough economic times in Townsville.

Now, going into its 10th year of operation MLH is thriving and on the cusp of renewed growth, with a pipeline of custom new home builds secured.

MLH is a recognised leader in accessible design and construction and specialises in a niche and growing market within the disability sector with ongoing relationships with partners such as Youngcare, Yumba Meta and Bluecare.

The team's focus is always on ensuring the best possible result for every single home we build and this has laid the foundation for success, with most of our new home builds generated by word-of-mouth and referrals.

Martin is a trustworthy and giving person who wants to share and reward success. He is the sole director of MLH and has four children, non of which are involved in the business. Once proven, the right candidate will have the opportunity for further career progression and/or shared equity within the business.

MLH is also involved in commercial developments including the exciting new Flinders Lane development in Townsville's CBD, and is considered an expert in disability/NDIS (SDA) construction, giving you an opportunity to expand your skill-set into larger, varied projects.


how to apply

MLH is partnering with TP Human Capital to help us find the ideal candidate for this very important role.

To be considered for this opportunity, just click the 'Apply' button below.

Or, for confidential discussions/enquiries please call Clayton Cook at TP Human Capital on 07 4772 3800 or 0417 608 090. Confidentiality is guaranteed, we will not discuss your enquiry with MLH or anyone else without your permission.