Construction Site EngineerĀ Job Profile and Description

The job of a construction site engineer is to play a supervisory, technical and organizational role in various government and private construction projects. This will include setting out drains, roads, sewers and other structures required in public interest. They apply designs to mark out site areas. The construction site engineers work with other engineers, architects, supervisors, construction managers, subcontractors, planners and surveyors and share the responsibility of all the human resource.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To act as main technical advisors to subcontractors, operatives and crafts people with respect to the construction site.
  • To level, survey and set out the site.
  • To check drawings, plans, and other qualities to get an accurate calculation of the whole thing.
  • To ensure that all the materials used are according to the specifications.
  • To oversee the requisition and selection of the materials.
  • To agree to the material distributors on the set prices and take cost effective measures.
  • To manage, monitor and interpret the design of the contract documents that has been supplied to them.
  • To manage the site on a day to day basis that includes supervising and monitoring the labor force and that of the sub contractors.
  • To oversee upon the quality control methods in place.
  • To resolve unexpected technical problems that may arise.

Skills and Specifications

  • He should have good communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • He should have commendable analytical abilities.
  • He should be able to handle and organize a huge labor force.
  • He should be able to foster confidence in them.
  • He should be comfortable with necessary documentations.
  • He should be capable of working in adverse situations.

Education and Qualifications

A construction site engineer should have the necessary engineering degree in construction, architecture and site management.