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Career and Education Opportunities for Construction Supervisors

In general, construction supervisors directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Construction Supervisor

Construction Supervisor video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Construction supervisors examine and inspect work progress and construction sites to confirm safety and to insure that specifications are met. They also train staff in construction methods, operation of equipment and company policies. Equally important, construction supervisors have to read specifications such as blueprints to establish construction requirements and to develop procedures. They are often called upon to assign work to employees, on the basis of material and worker requirements of specific jobs. They are expected to talk with managerial and technical personnel, other departments, and contractors in order to deal with problems and to direct efforts. Finally, construction supervisors locate and mark site locations and placement of structures and equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.

Every day, construction supervisors are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.