How to Enter
To secure a job as a Site Manager in New Zealand’s Construction industry, employers many prefer candidates who hold a relevant degree, such as Civil Engineering, Building, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying qualification. Extensive experience in the Civil, Residential or Commercial Construction industry will also be hugely beneficial.
The typical responsibilities of a Site Manager can include any of the following:
Meeting with clients and customers to determine requirements and report project progress
Engaging with government officials, building professionals and architects to plan work
Concluding volume of workers, materials, and machinery needed for construction projects
Hiring workers and apprentices
Managing and training onsite workforce
Managing risks to avoid delays
Consulting with Quantity Surveyors to make sure projects are kept within budget
Tracking and reporting construction costs
Liaising with contractors and suppliers
Ensuring Health and Safety standards are adhered to
Implement traffic management and environmental protection plans
For many experienced Site Managers, the next step in their career is to move towards senior site management and secure a role as a Project Director or Construction Manager. Alternatively, they can also specialise in Contract, Health & Safety or Project Management.
120K – 140K per annum (NZD)