Construction Assistant Job Description

By | May 30, 2011

Construction assistant job profile and description

A construction assistant assists the site engineer in supervising the construction activities, which include different stages of planning, design, development and execution. He is required on the field as well as in the office.

Construction assistant duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of a construction assistant are:

  • Assisting the civil engineer in planning and design of the construction project
  • Following instruction while preparing plans and designing
  • Placing orders for construction equipments and materials as per the orders of the engineer
  • Visiting the construction site and collecting reports from the site engineer regarding progress of work
  • Help in coordinating resources that are required for the construction
  • Getting in touch with project owners in order to update them on the work
  • Ensure that all the details in the plan are accurate
  • Recommend changes in the plan
  • Documenting all the reports and record of the project
  • Updating the records regularly
  • Ensure that safety precautions are followed on the construction site

Construction assistant skills and specifications

The skills and specifications of a construction assistant are:

  • A sound knowledge about details of construction
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions to the letter
  • Ability to work for long hours and in outdoor locales in all weathers
  • Excellent data processing skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good writing ability
  • Ability to keep up with the latest developments and recommend the technology in the planning and design
  • Must be hard working and extremely organized

Construction assistant education and qualification

A vocational course in construction after high school is necessary. The most important factor is work experience in the construction industry for at least five years.

Construction assistants salary

The average salary of a construction assistant is $50,000 per annum.

 

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