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Last edited 03 Nov 2020
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:
- Setting out, levelling and surveying the site.
- Checking the accuracy of plans, drawings and quantities.
- Assessing materials for suitability.
- Supervising and monitoring the site workforce.
- Overseeing quality control and health and safety.
- Planning day-to-day logistics for plant and site facilities.
- Resolving any technical difficulties.
- Liaising with subcontractors and workers.
- Liaising with the local authority, where appropriate, to ensure compliance with regulations.
- Maintaining contact with clients and their representatives through regular progress meetings.
- Preparing reports as required.
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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