Site Engineer job description

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Site Engineers are a member of a site management team. Their responsibilities entail assisting planners, engineers or architects. They often work on road, building, civil and rail development projects. These engineers have extensive knowledge of drainage systems, building codes, and quality checks. Site Engineers earn very good salaries, and receive health, pension insurance and other benefits.

A Site Engineer usually performs many of the following tasks:

• Solving technical problems
• Implementing procedures
• Maintaining health and safety regulations
•  Meeting with construction teams
•  Leading work teams
•  Organizing reports
•  Managing work sites


• Being critical
• Making decisions
• Project management
• Problem solving
• Being adaptable
•  Communicating effectively
•  Being organized, thorough and accurate
• Networking
• Teamwork
•  Information technology
• Interpreting data
• Health and Safety regulations


Site Engineers are graduates of Construction or Building Engineering programs. They may pursue Bachelors or Masters Degree in Construction or Architecture Management, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture, Construction or Architecture. People who are interested in this career, can start out with other certifications such as Diplomas or Associate Degrees.

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