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Site engineer

A site engineer offers advice in the planning, co-ordination and supervision of technical aspects of construction projects.

Job description

A site engineer offers advice in the planning, co-ordination and supervision of technical aspects of construction projects. A site engineer’s role is vital to a construction project: they have a number of responsibilities including solving technical issues, providing advice, management and preparing reports.

Work activities

Travel: visiting sites and clients is integral to the job.
Location: A number of large construction companies are based in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; some offer opportunities to work on projects overseas.

Typical employers

  • Civil engineering companies.
  • Building companies and contractors.
  • Public sector organisations.

Entry requirements

Most site engineers have at least a primary degree in a relevant subject such as construction, building or civil/structural engineering. Experience of the working environment and management are beneficial. To become a chartered engineer a degree accredited by Engineers Ireland as well as work experience is required.