Site engineers perform a technical, organisational and supervisory role on construction projects, including setting out roads, drains, sewers and structures involved in construction operations.
Site engineers apply designs and plans to mark out the site and can be involved in projects ranging from small scale to multi-million pound ventures. This may include civil, road, rail and other infrastructure projects.
A site engineer works as part of the site management team liaising with and working alongside architects, engineers, construction managers, supervisors, planners, surveyors and subcontractors. They share responsibility for site security, health and safety, and the organisation and supervision of material and human resources. Typical work activities
Typical work activities include:
acting as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors, crafts people and operatives
setting out, levelling and surveying the site
checking plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculations
ensuring all materials used and work performed are as per specifications
overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant
agreeing a price for materials, and making cost-effective solutions and proposals for the intended project
managing, monitoring and interpreting the contract design documents supplied by the client/architect
liaising with any consultants, sub-contractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project;
liaising with the local authority to ensure compliance with local construction regulations and by-laws
liaising with clients and their representatives (architects, engineers and surveyors), including attending regular meetings to keep them informed of progress
day-to-day management of the site, including supervising and monitoring the site labour force and the work of any subcontractors
planning the work and efficiently organising the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines
overseeing quality control, health and safety matters on site
preparing reports as required
resolving any unexpected technical difficulties, and other problems that may arise.