Building Site Supervisor

Building site supervisors oversee construction projects, managing and coordinating activities on-site to ensure that work progresses safely, efficiently, and according to plans and regulations.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • look at construction sites: visit and check how things are going
  • check building rules: make sure the work follows the right building regulations
  • see if the work matches the plans: make sure it's being done as planned
  • measure and test materials: check the quality of building materials by measuring and taking samples
  • find problems and suggest solutions: identify issues and recommend ways to fix them
  • keep an eye on progress: monitor how the work is moving along
  • write reports: make reports for construction managers and clients, explaining what's happening on the site

Skills and Knowledge

  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • maths knowledge
  • analytical thinking skills
  • the ability to analyse quality or performance
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Industry Qualifications

If you want to become a building site supervisor the best way is first working on a building site.

To go on any construction site on the Isle of Man you are required to hold a Construction IOM Accreditation Card. Find more information here: 

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