Construction site supervisor Building site manager, site inspector, clerk of works
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Construction site supervisors manage staff and subcontractors on building sites.
1. Entry requirementsYou’ll need experience and qualifications in construction or civil engineering. You’ll also need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card and relevant health and safety training.
You’ll usually need a full driving licence to travel between sites.
CITB and Go Construct has more information about working in construction.
2. Skills required
- management skills
- clear communication skills
- IT skills
3. What you'll do
- supervising workers and subcontractors
- helping project managers to plan work
- managing orders and deliveries of construction materials
- organising staff work schedules
- checking work is carried out safely
- completing records for site reports
- attending site management meetings
Starter: £28,000 to £35,000
Experienced: £35,000 to £40,000
Highly Experienced: £40,000 or more
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environmentYou’ll usually work around 40 hours a week, but overtime may be required to meet construction deadlines. Your work will be split between the office and outdoors on-site.
6. Career path and progressionWith experience you could specialise in health and safety, contract management or move into general construction management.
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Last updated: 11 September 2018