- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 18 May 2018
Very broadly, site administrators are responsible for maintaining administration and business processes for construction works, although the precise nature of the role can vary depending on the requirements of particular sites.
Some of the tasks typically performed by site administrators include:
- Maintaining and updating information and records such as site registers, drawings.
- Receiving, capturing, collating and distributing information.
- Document and revision control.
- Supporting and recording change control.
- Scheduling visits and meetings.
- Office management and general clerical duties.
- Dealing with queries, complaints and requests for information.
- Enabling and maintaining communications between project team members and other stakeholders.
- Assisting in the preparation of weekly and monthly reports.
- Supporting site management with day-to-day site activities such as booking deliveries.
- Work related to the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).
- Work related to human resource management (HR).
- Providing support to the commercial and planning team as required.
- Liaising with clients.
- Ordering office supplies.
- Briefing project teams, contractors and suppliers.
The skills and attributes required of by site administrators might include:
- General administration experience.
- Computer literacy.
- Organisational skills
- Multi-tasking abilities.
- An understanding of information flows.
- Good problem-solving and negotiation skills.
- An understanding of procedures, standards and legal requirements.
- Attention to detail.
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- Business administration.
- Business process outsourcing (BPO).
- Construction organisations and strategy.
- Contract administrator.
- Facilities management.
- First aider.
- Health and safety inspector.
- Human resource management in construction.
- Office manual.
- Record keeping.
- Site foreman.
- Site supervisor.
- Site inspector.
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