A site engineer acts as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors, Trades people and operatives.
The role typically includes the following tasks:
- Setting out (marking the position of structures) and levelling the site
- Surveying the site
- Checking drawings and quantities and ensuring that the calculations are accurate for the work;
- Overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant for use in the construction;
- Helping in the planning of the work and efficiently organising the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines;
- Liaising with any consultants, sub-contractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project;
- Liaising with clients and their representatives (architects, engineers and surveyors), including attending regular meetings to keep them informed of progress;
- Writing detailed reports;
- Overseeing quality control and safety matters on the site, and ensuring that regulations are adhered to;
- Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties, and other problems that may arise.