Construction companies hire a wide range of staff for every project. Every project is unique, so the exact role and responsibilities required for each one will vary. However, some roles are required for every construction project, no matter what the goal or context.
The use of construction management software makes it easy to manage a large team of staff, and assess the progress of multiple projects at once. Through the software, staff schedules can be easily adjusted and tasks can be updated in real-time to keep every team member well-informed of project progress.
No matter how small or large a construction site is, the following roles will be present.
1.Construction Site Manager
The site manager of a construction site is responsible for managing and overseeing every project. They are the senior company representative who remains on-site to deal with any major issues or concerns.
The construction site manager will supervise the rest of the staff and liaise with clients to provide Project updates. Their main duties and responsibilities include:
- Assist in project planning
- Allocate and manage resources
- Communicate with all construction staff
- Provide project updates to clients
- Monitor and control the progress and quality of projects
- Provide feedback to staff and clients
- Hire staff for upcoming projects, alongside hiring managers
- Ensure that health and safety procedures are followed appropriately
- Ensure that all aspects of every project are carried out according to company policy and legislation
- Organize finances and budgets
2.Construction Project Manager
As the title suggests, a construction project manager is responsible for overseeing every project on site. They must know how to effectively manage workflow, comply with health and safety laws, and encourage collaboration across a large team.
A project manager might use multiple software at once, such as planning and scheduling software or document management tools.
A Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager is involved in the design of 3D models for various constructions. They will work closely with the client to determine their needs and will translate this information to the construction team to ensure project success.
The Banksman, sometimes called the Signalle, oversees the guiding plant operators and vehicle drivers on the construction site. It’s an essential role to keep everybody safe while working on-site and that all vehicles are used properly.
The role of a Bricklayer is exactly as it sounds. Bricklayers work with a wide range of building materials to construct various structures. They can work on a wide range of projects within the construction world, ranging from small houses to large commercial buildings.
Bricklayers often deal with heavy materials and may need to work on tall platforms. They must comply with all the health and safety rules on site to prevent accidents and injuries.
Scaffolders construct temporary scaffolding structures on-site for construction workers to stand on while they’re working. Scaffolding structures keep staff safe and enable them to reach new heights while they’re constructing tall buildings.
Scaffolding is a highly demanding job and as with bricklayers, every scaffolder must comply with health and safety legislation at all times.