Workshop/Site Manager

London - Dartford Depot, Ray Lamb Way, DA8 2LB

MGF is a very successful business specialising in the supply of excavation support equipment.

Established in 1981, MGF is a market leader in the design, manufacture, hire and sale of excavation support systems for the civil engineering and building industries. Our business is based on providing technical solutions to meet customer needs. MGF’s approach is to provide a one-stop shop for our customers, who range from small locally based sub-contractors to major multi-national contracting organisations.

We manufacture our own equipment at our Wigan based facility, and regionally operate out of strategically located depots. We are in full control of our service levels; we operate our own transport fleet and own one of the UK’s largest range of shoring and safety equipment.

With over 300,000sq.ft of external warehousing and workshops, our London depot based in Dartford, Erith is one of our most important locations and is now looking for a Workshop/Site Manager to fulfil a key role.

If you are an experienced operational/site manager and have a positive, pro-active attitude and want to work in a rewarding and challenging environment within a company that continues to grow, then this may be the opportunity for you.


Salary: Up to £40,000.00 per year


  • Ensuring all Health & Safety good practices are being adhered to.
  • Organising and managing a team of people ensuring they work efficiently, effectively, and safely.
  • Maintaining the standard and quality of all MGF equipment in the Depot, including all Mechanical Plant, FLT’s HGV’s, Vans, etc.
  • Ensuring the presentation, testing and maintenance of equipment, plant and infrastructure is sustained.
  • Maintaining and continuing the upkeep of site premises and other working environments within the depot.
  • Accurate recording and managing all depot costs and expenditure to budget.
  • Liaising with team members and other departments and depots to ensure customer orders are satisfied and prioritising work to meet order requirements.
  • Overseeing the storage, loading and despatch of equipment.
  • Assessing damages and advising accordingly.
  • Stock control and management, including organising stock takes
  • Conducting Toolbox Talks and training sessions as appropriate.

Core Requirements

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • People skills with proven ability to manage and motivate staff under your control, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Strong IT Skills (MS Word, Excel and proprietary database systems).
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment.
  • Health and Safety knowledge with the ability to brief teams in safe working practices.
  • A passion for quality and presentation of equipment and good housekeeping.
  • IOSH Managing Safely Qualification (or equivalent) is preferable.
  • A technical background with the ability to read engineering drawings, experience within a construction/ groundwork’s environment is preferable.
  • Logistics experience, with experience of managing a busy site covering 300,000sq.ft desirable.


Option to purchase additional days of annual leave

· Additional annual leave awarded to recognise long service

· Pension Scheme

· Life Assurance

· Training & development – online, in house, external providers and hands on practical experience

· Award and recognition initiatives

· Discretionary bonus scheme based on business performance

· Shutdown over the Christmas period

· Refer a friend scheme

· Free on-site parking

Additional Information

MGF is a privately owned independent company specialising in the supply of excavation support equipment to the construction industry through hire and sale. Our strategy is to provide a comprehensive service to our customers. This is achieved through continuous investment in our products, infrastructure, processes and people to achieve long term sustainable growth. Employing over 450 staff, we operate nationally from 14 locations.

To apply, please submit your CV and salary expectations to Emily Hope, at:

Or by post :

Emily Hope
Head Office
Grant House
Lockett Road
Ashton in Makerfield