Engineering

Engineering

Site Engineer

Site engineers perform a technical, organisational and supervisory role on construction projects, including setting out roads, drains, sewers and structures involved in construction operations.

Site engineers apply designs and plans to mark out the site and can be involved in projects ranging from small scale to multi-million pound ventures. This may include civil, road, rail and other infrastructure projects.

A site engineer works as part of the site management team liaising with and working alongside architects, engineers, construction managers, supervisors, planners, surveyors and subcontractors. They share responsibility for site security, health and safety, and the organisation and supervision of material and human resources.

Typical Construction Engineering work activities include:

  • acting as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors, crafts people and operatives;
  • setting out, levelling and surveying the site;
  • checking plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculations;
  • ensuring all materials used and work performed are as per specifications;
  • overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant;
  • agreeing a price for materials, and making cost-effective solutions and proposals for the intended project;

Civil Engineer

As a civil engineer, you will plan, design and manage construction projects.

These can range from the relatively small-scale, for example bridge repairs, through to large national schemes, like the building of a new stadium.

So, what will I actually be doing?

Civil engineering is a broad term covering several specialist areas of engineering, so as a civil engineer you could be employed in any sector from structural, transportation, environmental to maritime and geotechnical.

A lot of these branches overlap, but in all areas your typical duties would include:

  • Discussing the requirements with the client and other professionals (e.g architects)
  • Analysing surveys, mapping and materials-testing data with computer modelling software
  • Drawing up blueprints using computer aided design (CAD) packages
  • Judging whether projects are workable by assessing materials, costs and time requirements
  • Assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to projects
  • Preparing bids for tenders, and reporting to clients, public agencies and planning bodies
  • Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each phase of a project
  • Making sure sites meet legal guidelines, and health and safety requirements.

So what would I get paid?

Figures are intended as a guideline only.

  • Income for new graduate engineers is between £19,500 and £23,000 a year.
  • Experienced engineers earn between £24,000 and £37,000.
  • Chartered engineers can earn around £49,000 year.

If you would like to discuss the roles we have at present then please call +44 1995 605137 to discuss or visit our Civil Engineering jobs page.

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