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Site Manager

Site Manager

Become a Construction Site Manager

Site Managers run the workforce on a building site. Site managers in the construction industry (often referred to as construction managers, site agents or building managers), are responsible for day to day running of a construction project.

They are employed to prepare sites prior to the start of construction work (to set out the site and organise facilities), to plan projects and ensure that they meet agreed specifications, budgets and timescales and to oversee building work.

  • Multi-tasking
  • People skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Management skills 

There are a number of ways you can become a Site Manager, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Construction Contracting Operations or Civil Engineering

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Construction and the Built Environment or other related subjects.


Assistant/trainee construction jobs in site management can earn in the region of £22,000 to £43,000.

Trained with experience site managers can earn in the region of £34,000 - £55,000.

Senior or chartered site managers can earn in the region of £40,000 - £65,000.

Salaries and career options also improve with chartered status.

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.