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Site Engineer Roles and Responsibilities

The role of site engineer and what exactly they do varies enormously from project to project – a housing development, for example, will have very different needs to a shopping centre.

Roles of the Site Engineer 1

The duties and responsibilities of an engineer are typically as follows, many of these will be delegated to other engineers on the site according to their experience and ability:

Roles of the Site Engineer

  • Setting out the works in accordance with the drawings and specification
  • Liaising with the project planning engineer regarding construction programmes
  • Checking materials and work in progress for compliance with the specified requirements
  • Observance of safety requirements
  • Resolving technical issues with employer’s representatives, suppliers, subcontractors and statutory authorities
  • Quality control in accordance with CSIs/procedures method statements, quality plans and inspection and test plans, all prepared by the project management team and by subcontractors
  • Liaising with company or project purchasing department to ensure that purchase orders adequately define the specified requirements
  • Supervising and counselling junior or trainee engineers
  • Measurement and valuation (in collaboration with the project quantity surveyor where appropriate)
  • Providing data in respect of variation orders and site instructions
  • Preparing record drawings, technical reports, site diary
  • Job review of subordinate staff