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Construction site supervisor

Construction site supervisors manage staff and subcontractors on building sites.

Potential salary
£28,000 to £40,000
Working hours
44 to 46 a week
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • leadership skills
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

You’ll be:

  • 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 could work at a client's business or in an office.

Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.

With experience you could specialise in health and safety, contract management or move into general construction management.

You'll find more about training and working in construction from Go Construct.

Data from National Careers Service.
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