Duties vary depending on the type of employer and nature of the project but typically involve ;
- Acting as main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors, crafts people and operatives.
- setting out, leveling and surveying the site.
- checking plans, drawings, and quantities for accuracy of calculations.
- Ensuring that all materials used and work performed are as per specifications.
- overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant.
- Agreeing a price for materials and making cost-effictive solutions and proposals for the intended
- Managing, monitoring and interpreting the contract design documents supplied by the client or architect.
- liaising with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors, and general workforce involved in the project.
- liaising with the local authority (where appropriate to the project) to ensure compliance with the local construction regulations and by-laws.
- Communicating 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 the work of any subcontractors.
- Planning the work and efficiently organising the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines.
- Overseeing quality control and health and safety matters on site.
- preparing reports as required.
- Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise.
- Be aware of the BOQ items and its rates and quantities.