The duty of a construction supervisor revolves around overseeing a construction project and monitoring operations at the worksite. He/She is responsible for managing construction crews, including hiring new crew members, tracking performance, and recommending improvement. He/She ensures compliance with health and safety regulations. Furthermore, he/she inspects materials, equipment, and the work site regularly. Besides that, he/she helps develop contracts and liaises with subcontractors and vendors. Also, he/she prepares reports, budgets, and project plans for presentation to stakeholders. Construction Supervisors find employment in construction firms.
Although you can get the job with a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree in construction, management, or engineering is preferable. You will need prior experience in the construction industry. You must be conversant with building codes, safety guidelines, and regulations. Key skills are communication, leadership, multitasking, organization, and negotiation skills. Construction supervisors make an average salary of $73,174 per year. This varies from $46,000 to $115,000.