Last edited 03 Jul 2017

Site engineer

The term ‘engineer’ is a very broad one, covering a wide range of disciplines who use the sciences and mathematics to develop solutions for technical applications. Typically on a construction project, a structural engineer and building services engineer will be part of the core consultant team.

Site engineers perform a technical, organisational and supervisory role on construction sites. They may work as part of a group led by a section engineer, and their roles and responsibilities might include:

Site engineers tend to be educated to degree level, in a subject such as building engineering, civil engineering, building surveying, and so on.

Some of the skills that a site engineer should have include:

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Technical understanding.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to negotiate,
  • project management skills.
  • The ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders.

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