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Site Supervisor

Coordinate the daily operations of a building and construction worksite

What's it like to be a Site Supervisor?

A Site Supervisor oversees and co-ordinates the daily operations of a worksite to ensure a high level of performance and compliance with health and safety guidelines. Site Supervisors typically work on worksites in the building and construction industry.

Site Supervisor

Tasks and duties

  • Developing and implementing systems and procedures that enable tradespeople and employees to carry out their tasks in the most efficient way.
  • Evaluating hazards, controlling risks and undertaking regular inspections of systems and equipment.
  • Arranging preventative maintenance of machinery as required.
  • Working closely with senior management and stakeholders to ensure a safe and efficient operation of the site.
  • Maintaining accurate records.
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Site Supervisors are individuals with strong leadership skills, in addition to having exceptional communication and project management skills.

It’s important for Site Supervisors to possess a detailed understanding of relevant legislation, regulations and protocols with regard to construction, building and health and safety.

What can I earn as a Site Supervisor?

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How to become a Site Supervisor


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Site Supervisors are usually individuals with trade qualifications who have worked in settings such as residential, commercial or industrial worksites. They have strong technical knowledge as well as leadership abilities.

  1. Most Site Supervisors begin as entry-level tradespeople in the building and construction industry. It’s imperative to have your White Card, before you start to gather more experience by seeking out increasing responsibility at your worksite.
  2. Site Supervisors who have qualifications in management are usually highly regarded by employers. Undertake and complete management qualifications, such as an Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) (CPC60212) or a Bachelor of Construction Management.

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Latest Site Supervisor reviews

Latest reviews from 38 Site Supervisors surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Construction supervisor jobs are always a great opportunity to progress your career in the industry.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Supervision
The good things
Working with a team of trades to achieve a common goal. Seeing a job through to completion knowing that you were involved from start to finish. Learning new aspects of the industry with each project.
The challenges
Paperwork and safety documents are daily tasks. Working to keep all the trades happy working alongside each other. Scheduling.
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Nov 2018
To be a supervisor is challengy because its mostly difficult to work with people but once all of you understand each other nothing can go wrong
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Hydraulic Worker
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Mining
The good things
To be a leader you have to know what your colleages want listen to them and be the example they want to see in you not to just ordering them around
The challenges
You will get day to day challenges but it is nothing you can sort out it wil seem bigger than it is at that time just look up to the heavens and pray to God and he will give you the guidence to full f...
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