How to become a Building Site Manager

Building site managers supervise the work carried out on construction sites.

Personal requirements of a Building Site Manager

  • Good communication skills
  • management and leadership skills
  • aptitude for technical activities.

Duties & Tasks of a Building Site Manager

A building site manager may perform the following tasks:

  • provide skilled assistance to builders in planning and organising building projects by interpreting and carrying out their directions
  • interpret building plans, regulations and codes of practice in order to direct the progress of work and monitor compliance with construction documents
  • calculate costs and estimate completion times to prepare tender bids and deal with contract variations
  • arrange supply of materials and equipment
  • draw up detailed programs for site works and the coordination of building workers, and record variations from design drawings or specifications
  • negotiate with subcontractors and make reports for builders and architects.

Working conditions for a Building Site Manager

Some building site managers are self-employed as contractors or consultants to larger building companies.

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