Reports to: Chief Executive Officer/General Manager/Regional Manager

Supervises: Project Manager/Site Forepersons

Main objectives: Control and coordinate activities of workers engaged in construction of buildings, bridges, dams, harbours, canals, railways, roads, airfields or other earthworks and structures.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Study production programme and estimate personnel requirements, supervise and schedule the activities of personnel to ensure efficient and effective coordination of the construction process.
  • Supervise, monitor and liaise with contractors to coordinate activity.
  • Control operation of plant facilities.
  • Monitor progress; ensure that construction work quality and techniques are of an appropriate and high standard.
  • Coordinate the establishment of temporary site infrastructure including security measures, and the site office compound.
  • Plan and establish efficient health and safety systems and monitor these constantly.
  • Recommend measures to improve efficiency in all aspects of unit’s activity and suggest changes where necessary.
  • Recommend or initiate personnel action such as promotion, transfers, discharges.

Typical qualifications and experience: Five to ten years work in the building construction industry.