The Site Supervisor is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a project under construction. Usually from a trade background, the Site Supervisor has strong management skills and is able to oversee all tradesmen on site.
In addition, a Site Supervisor assists the Site Manager in managing site safety, successful completion of all site activities, and meeting specified levels of quality and budget for the client.
They liaise with other key personnel to deliver milestones and other key performance indicators throughout a project.
A Site Supervisor may work on a range of diverse commercial projects across various industries and depending on the employer, on projects ranging from anywhere from $100,000 fitouts through to $100M+ commercial builds.
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Site Supervisor Job Description
Site Supervisors work closely with Site Managers, Project Managers and other key personnel to ensure projects are delivered within budget and time constraints. They must be aware of and deliver key project milestones and constantly compare progress against the programming of works to maintain the schedule.
The knowledge that Site Supervisors should possess extends to Occupational Health and Safety legislation as well as an understanding of building codes and quality assurance methods.
Site Supervisors are responsible for providing leadership and direction to teams working on-site, and must be able to oversee their work to ensure productivity standards are met. They must also ensure that the project site is safe at all times, including the adherence to safety expectations by all personnel on-site.
Additional skills necessary for the role of Site Supervisor include communication, problem-solving, time management and initiative. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic and demonstrate the company’s values at all times.
Site Supervisors must always have the ability to communicate effectively with trades and fellow staff and have effective leadership skills.
An example of role duites include:
Effectively and efficiently complete all of the building and fit out works in accordance with the construction documentation, the construction programme and the specific requirements for quality, ensuring that the work is completed with no defects and at all times to the client’s satisfaction.
Assist the Site Manager by ensuring all subcontractors and suppliers coming onto the site understand the conditions of the Site Safety Plan, that they submit a signed SWMS for their specific trade, and that they undertake their work in accordance with the Safety Plan.
Assist the Site Manager by coordinating and supervising all of the subcontract works in a manner which provides a high level of confidence that the project will be completed by the scheduled handover date.
Maintain a high level of quality in workmanship and finishes throughout the construction of the building and fit-out.
Ensure that there is a safe working environment at all times by working closely with EHS Representative and subcontractors onsite.
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