Construction Site Supervisor

The occupation covered by this standard is Construction Site Supervisor and typical job titles can include: Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME construction companies the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. They are associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Supervisor are:

  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • The control of health and safety standards on construction projects
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control of quality of works on a construction project
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project


  • Identify risk of activities and encourage all employees to demonstrate safety conscious behaviours
  • Assess, identify and record the environmental impact of projects Construction Technology
  • Assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects
  • Use effective management principles and be able to supervise construction workers
  • Understand overall plan for project and measure and record progress against plan
  • Assess and report on quality standards and assist in commissioning of finished construction projects
  • Understand financial and legal constraints and measure and record progress against budget


  • Understand risk assessment of activities and the importance of behaviours in safety-critical environments
  • Understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects Understand different construction methods and materials
  • Understand management principles and the project management lifecycle
  • Understand the importance of project planning and resourcing and be able to analyse different techniques
  • Able to define the quality required on a finished construction project
  • Understand the importance of cost control on a construction project


  • Be able to work within own level of competence and know when to seek advice from others
  • Work within Rules and Regulations of Professional Competence and Conduct for the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs. Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested.
  • Understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate these attributes so as to meet the requirements of fairness at work.
  • Be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written.
  • Be able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way.
  • Be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements, but the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths, English and a Science; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship.


The typical duration for this Apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

Professional Qualifications / Recognition

The following qualification will be gained: A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Chartered Institute of Building as meeting the educational requirements for Certified Construction Supervisor.

English and Maths at Level 3 will need to be achieved before taking the end point assessment and will be included in the Level 4 qualification.

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Certified status with the Chartered Institution of Building. The Certified status assessment process is the end-point assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the status of Certified Construction Supervisor.

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