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  • Site Manager needed with or without Experience


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    Over 1 month agoR 35K a monthFull–time

    Site managers, also known as construction managers, are responsible for supervising construction sites and running construction projects.

    Site managers are also known as site agents, contracts managers, construction managers and building managers.

    What does a site manager do? Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills

    Site managers are responsible for ensuring that a construction project is completed on time and within budget. Alternative job titles for site managers include construction manager, project manager and site agent.

    Site managers work on construction sites and work often begins just before construction. More senior construction managers will take responsibility for an entire project and may be known as the project manager or project director. More junior site managers may take responsibility for only a part of a project (also known as a package).

    Key tasks include:

    supervising and overseeing the direction of the project (or a package), ensuring that the client’s specifications and requirements are met, reviewing progress and liaising with quantity surveyors to monitor costs

    liaising with the client, other construction professionals and, sometimes, members of the public

    coordinating and supervising construction workers

    selecting tools and materials

    making safety inspections and ensuring construction and site safety

    checking and preparing site reports, designs and drawings

    maintaining quality control procedures

    finding ways to prevent problems and to solve any that crop up

    assessing and minimising risk

    writing reports and keeping on top of paperwork

    helping to negotiating contracts and securing permits and licences.

    As construction managers work on site wherever that site is, be prepared to relocate or face a longer commute as and when required.

    Find out how much graduate and experienced site managers can earn in our salary round-up feature.

    Typical employers of site managers

    Construction companies (typically contractors)

    House building and property developing companies

    The public sector (a few vacancies)

    Companies that operate on or own a lot of land, such as infrastructure companies and retailers (a few vacancies).

    Vacancies are advertised on TARGETjobs, on the websites of individual construction companies, by careers services and via recruitment agencies. You can also find vacancies through national newspapers and through the magazines and jobs websites of relevant professional bodies, such as the Chartered Institute of Building and Institution of Civil Engineers.

    Qualifications and training required

    There are routes into a career as a site manager for both university graduates and school leavers. Graduates will need a degree in a construction-related subject, such as construction and project management or civil engineering. Most graduate site managers work towards gaining chartership with the Chartered Institute of Building, a professional qualification you gain on the job.

    Relevant experience can be beneficial to securing your graduate job. Some employers offer sponsorship, vacation work and 'year out' placements, which can provide valuable contacts and a useful insight into the profession. Most large companies advertise formal graduate schemes or individual graduate vacancies, but aspiring site managers can also send out speculative applications to smaller companies.

    To find out about how you can get into this career via a school leaver route (eg an apprenticeship or school leaver training programme) see the construction and property sector of TARGETcareers, our website aimed at school leavers. You may find our construction management job role article particularly helpful.

    Key skills for site managers

    Good communication skills

    Problem-solving skills

    Decision-making ability

    Commercial awareness

    Ability to motivate others

    Teamworking skills

    Good knowledge of building methods and regulations.

    -Requirements- Minumun level of education: Trade Certificate

    Availability for travel: No

    Availability for change of residence: No

    People with disabilities: Yes

  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Grade 12 /N4 (Matric)
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: Yes

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Job summary

  • Site Manager needed with or without Experience Johannesburg

  • Bojanala Platinum, North West

  • Company

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Work type

    Full Time

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