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Assistant Site Manager Job Description

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Assistant Site Manager Job Description

Assistant Site Managers report to site managers and their duties include providing onsite assistance to complete construction projects on time and within budget. They monitor the availability and costs of materials and equipment and relay instructions to construction labourers.

We are recruiting for an educated and enthusiastic Assistant Site Manager to join our construction team. As an Assistant Site Manager, you will report to our Site Manager. Your duties will include negotiating subcontractor agreements, ensuring that project deadlines are met, and relaying important instructions to the construction team.

To succeed you should have extensive experience in managing construction project resources and budgets under the supervision of senior site managers. Outstanding Assistant Site Managers are proactive in avoiding construction delays and unnecessary expenses.

Assistant Site Manager Responsibilities

  • 2-5 years’ experience in assisting Site Managers with construction projects.
  • Exceptional ability to monitor construction project budgets and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in recordkeeping and electronic project management systems, such as Buildertrend and Procore.
  • Experience in relaying detailed instructions to onsite construction teams.
  • Advanced negotiation skills to procure cost-effective subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Ability to closely collaborate with other construction project stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Knowledge of construction industry safety regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Project Management, or similar.

Assistant Site Manager Requirements

  • Report to the Site Manager
  • Monitor labour, building material, and equipment budgets and curbing unnecessary expenses.
  • Ensure that requirements, as specified by the client and senior management, are met.
  • Supervise on-site construction work and relaying instructions from senior project managers.
  • Report any concerns that might negatively impact the projected cost and time estimates.
  • Procure materials, labour and equipment, as well as third-party subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Prepare work schedules and sequencing onsite tasks.
  • Collaborate with other construction project stakeholders as required.
  • Ensure that construction industry safety regulations are followed.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in assisting Site Managers with construction projects.
  • Exceptional ability to monitor construction project budgets and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in recordkeeping and electronic project management systems, such as Buildertrend and Procore.
  • Experience in relaying detailed instructions to onsite construction teams.
  • Advanced negotiation skills to procure cost-effective subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Ability to closely collaborate with other construction project stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Knowledge of construction industry safety regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Project Management, or similar.

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When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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