A Site Manager is a senior position in engineering, working across the full lifecycle of projects. They work with contractors, designers and suppliers to manage construction sites, ensuring that all relevant legislation is being followed and budgets are being adhered to. The Site Manager is responsible for supervision of all aspects of the projects, which includes assessment and monitoring of the project schedule, budget, costs and making operational decisions.
An engineering Site Manager is also responsible for the safety of employees on a construction site and the quality of their work, as well as ensuring everything is completed on time – working alongside the Project Manager and department leads. A Site Manager will need to be knowledgeable in health and safety law and possess close working relationships with other subcontracting companies responsible for the different stages of a project.
Site Managers need to have experience in managing people and projects and be able to multitask. They also need good communication skills - as working as a Site Manager you’ll often be coordinating with clients, suppliers and engineers over email, phone and face to face.