Site Engineer

Job Description

Site engineer performs a technical, organizational and supervisory role on construction projects. He sets out and determines the location for infrastructural installations involved in construction operations. He works as part of the site management team, liaises with and works alongside architects, engineers, construction managers, supervisors, planners, surveyors and subcontractors. Site engineer shares responsibility for site security, health and safety, and the organization and supervision of material and human resources; manages construction project, helps with technical advice and supervise other members of staff.


  • Acting as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors, crafts people and operatives.
  • Setting out, leveling and surveying the site.
  • Checking plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculations.
  • Ensuring that all materials used and work performed comply with specifications.
  • Overseeing the selection and requisition of materials.
  • Agreeing a price for materials and making cost-effective solutions and proposals for the project.
  • Managing, monitoring and interpreting the contract design documents supplied by the client.
  • Liaising with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and general workforce involved in the project.
  • Communicating with the local authorities (where appropriate to the project) 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, that include supervising and monitoring the site labor force and the work of any subcontractors.
  • Planning the work and efficiently organizing site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Overseeing quality control and¬†health and safety matters on site.
  • Preparing reports as required.
  • Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise.

Education & Experience

  • Degree in a relevant subject such as construction or civil/structural engineering
  • Knowledge of construction processes
  • Previous experience is preferred but not required

Key Skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Attention to details
  • Technical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team work skills
  • Decision making and leadership skills