Becoming a Site Manager will be both challenging and rewarding. Your job will vary depending on the type of site you manage. If it’s a larger scheme, you may only manage a section of the project or you may have responsibility for the entire site. Either way, it’s a job with a lot of responsibility. This is because it will be your job to ensure the job is completed safely and within time and budget.
To become a Site Manager, you will need to have (or be studying towards) an academic qualification in a related subject. These could be a BSc in Construction Management or a related HNC/HND.
Alongside this, there are basic certificates that every Site Manager will need to have. We recommend that any potential Site Managers have current SMSTS, CSCS and First Aid certificates as a minimum. If there are certificates that you are missing, why not contactour sister company 3B Trainingto find a course in your area?
Depending on your situation, you may be able to progress on site into Trainee/Assistant Site Manager positions. Some employers may also provide Trainee Site Manager programmes. These could give you exposure to a number of different areas, including estimating, buying and planning.
Recent graduate or student? Some site based experience will definitely help you when it comes to impressing Heads of Construction at application and interview stage. Why not see if you can organise a summer placement, internship or some work shadowing? Not only will this make your application stand out, but you could also start to develop invaluable contacts who may be able to help you in your search for a position.
It may also help to keep an eye on related industry news. This will make you appear enthusiastic and motivated. It will definitely impress potential employers if you can demonstrate your knowledge!
How can we help?
Bromak may be able to help you in a number of ways! We will also be happy to provide free & professional advice. If you are a recent graduate, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org give us a call on 01204 532500 to find out how we can help! Don’t forget to check out our live vacancies here.