Construction site supervisor Building site manager, site inspector, clerk of works
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: 08 December 2016