A site manager or construction manager, site agent or building manager as they are sometimes known are responsible for supervising construction sites and running construction projects. They will oversee the project on a day-to-day basis and make sure the work is carried out safely, to the right standard and also within budget.
As a site manager, you could be responsible for a whole site or, with larger projects you may only be responsible for a part of it and report to a more senior manager.
Other responsibilities include:
•working closely with clients and preparing progress reports
•supervising contracted staff
•meeting and dealing with subcontractors
•ensuring construction and site safety with regular inspections
•preparing site reports, designs and drawings
•ensuring quality control procedures are maintained
•keeping the workforce motivated
Site Manager Jobs London would normally involve a standard 40hr working week but additional hours can be required in some instances to meet deadlines.
Key skills for site managers:
•excellent communication skills
•the ability to solve problems effectively
•good organisation skills
•team working skills
Qualifications and training required
To qualify, you'll need an appropriate FE/HE qualification (advanced GNVQ, HND, degree etc.) in construction/building management, building engineering/studies, construction engineering management or civil/structural engineering.
Relevant experience can also be helpful, although not essential. Some employers offer sponsorship, and 'year out' placements which can provide valuable contacts and a useful insight into the profession.
Site management opportunities exist with both building firms and specialised sub-contractors, and in local and central government so if Site Manager Jobs London is something you are considering then you first step is with us, here at CSRNI.