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Site Manager Jobs

Site Manager Jobs

​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.

Typical Responsibilities

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.

Salary Range

120K – 140K per annum (NZD)

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