What does a Site Manager do?
Site managers work on building and construction sites to ensure a project completes safely, on time, and within budget. They monitor and direct contractor activities from start to finish and direct and oversee various contractors and subcontractors from site preparation and foundation laying to the final touches. Site managers supervise the process with a critical eye, provide input on selecting and hiring contractors, and serve as a liaison between contractors and clients.
Site managers keep close contact with clients throughout the project’s life cycle. They accompany clients during site visits and answer questions or concerns about the project’s progress. They are also budget-conscious and identify opportunities to save money by reducing wasteful practices or increasing efficiency. They maintain site safety protocols daily on their site visits and ensure contractors and crew work in a safe environment and follow the rules. They work to minimize risk and resolve violations and potential hazards. Site managers need a bachelor's degree in related fields including construction management or architecture and experience as a contractor.
Site Manager Salaries
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Site Manager Insights
“• If you get a good team to work with your job is enjoyable and team orientated”
“The size and scale of projects was an excellent opportunity for me to develop my early years career.”
“I am very happy here and have a great group of colleagues to work with.”
“No chance of progression or personal development unless your related to one of the many managers”
“Great experience to either begin a career in security or to simply work part time.”
“Great pay and hours I love the job”
“fun and great people to work with”
“I worked here as a teenager in the school holidays and it's a really fun way to earn money”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a site manager
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The most common qualifications to become a site manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.