The role of site engineer and what exactly they do varies enormously from project to project – a housing development, for example, will have very different needs to a shopping center. But most site engineer jobs will include technical, supervisory and organizational elements.
A site engineer is part of the site management team, and takes some of the responsibility for security, health and safety, and organizing and supervising materials and people. Site engineers mark out the site, make sure designs are applied correctly and liaise with main and sub-contractors and the site manager. Regular liaison with the client, its representatives, and any consultants is another key part of the job.
Site engineers act as day-to-day managers on a construction site, and the main source of technical advice and quality control for everyone working on it. The role also involves leveling and surveying a site, checking drawings and quantities and ensuring the accuracy of calculations.
Site engineers agree the price and oversee the choice for materials to be used on the project.
A site engineer will plan the work to be done and organize things so that deadlines are met. If technical or any other problems crop up, it is up to the site engineer to resolve them. For many site engineers, the most satisfying aspect is seeing a project successfully reach completion