Site Supervisor

Job Description

A Site Supervisor oversees and co-ordinates the daily operations of a worksite to ensure a high level of performance and compliance with health and safety guidelines. Site Supervisors typically work on worksites in the building and construction industry.

Careers Ladder


Site Supervisors are usually individuals with trade qualifications who have worked in settings such as residential, commercial or industrial worksites. They have strong technical knowledge as well as leadership abilities.

Most Site Supervisors begin as entry-level tradespeople in the building and construction industry. It’s imperative to have your White Card, before you start to gather more experience by seeking out increasing responsibility at your worksite.

Site Supervisors who have qualifications in management are usually highly regarded by employers. Undertake and complete management qualifications, such as an Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) or a Bachelor of Construction Management.


  • Adaptability
  • Approachable
  • Communicator
  • Dependable
  • Educated
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem Solving
  • Practical
  • Self-Motivator

Key Skills

  • Drivers Licence
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Judgement and Decision Making

Future Prospects

Career advancement in this field can lead to other roles such as: