- Requires leadership skills, the ability to work well with others and excellent communication
- With experience, option to move into general construction management
- Work will be split between the office and outdoors on-site
- 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
You'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.
This role is ideal for someone with good leadership skills, the ability to work well with others and excellent communication skills.
To get into this role you could take a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in building studies, construction management, surveying, civil engineering, or construction engineering.
You could also do a college course Level 3 Diploma in Construction Site Supervisory Studies, Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision or Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Management if you're working on site or have experience in construction.
Alternatively you can start by doing a higher apprenticeship in construction site supervision. This may take up to 3 years to complete. You'll do on the job training and spend time with a college or training provider. You'll usually need experience in construction to do a higher apprenticeship.
If you've got several years' experience in a construction trade or civil engineering, you could move into this job through promotion and training.
You'll need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or equivalent to train and work on a construction site.
It would be helpful to join the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate for professional development and advice on technical matters.
With experience you could specialise in health and safety or contract management, or move into general construction management.