Building Site Supervisor

If you’re looking for the person in charge on a building site, he or she is often called the building site supervisor.

Site supervisors are responsible for keeping construction projects moving forward on a tight timeline and noting any challenges or potential problems.  They run individual projects to exact standards reporting to the construction or project manager.

Construction supervisors work with architects, project planners, estimators or project administrators to ensure their requirements are met and are site-based for most of their time. Some are self-employed as contractors or work as consultants to larger building companies.

Housing supervisors play an important role in home building companies.  They coordinate subcontractor and material standards, ensure construction meets with current plans, variations and addenda for the project, provide technical support to office staff and suppliers and communicate with clients.

Entry to this job usually requires completion of a construction trade qualification, relevant building courses plus industry experience with a registered builder.

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