A site engineer acts as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors, crafts people and operatives.
The role typically includes the following tasks:
setting out (marking the position of structures) and leveling the site;
surveying the site;
checking drawings and quantities and ensuring that the calculations are accurate for the work;
overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant for use in the construction;
agreeing a price for materials, and making cost-effective solutions and proposals for the intended project;
planning the work and efficiently organizing the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines;
liaising with any consultants, sub-contractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project;
liaising with clients and their representatives (architects, engineers and surveyors), including attending regular meetings to keep them informed of progress;
day-to-day management of the site, including supervising and monitoring the site labour force and monitoring the work of any subcontractors;
writing detailed reports;
overseeing quality control and safety matters on the site, and ensuring that regulations are adhered to;
resolving any unexpected technical difficulties, and other problems that may arise.