This week’s Sector Spotlight is focusing on the Construction Industry. Today, we hear from Scott Barnett who is a Site Manager at Casey Construction Ltd.
Scott has worked at Casey Construction since 2004, prior to that he was the Assistant Manager at Jewson’s having started his career there as an Estimator.
Can you describe a typical day in your role as a site manager?
Where do I start! Every day is different and varied but the typical day consists of tendering for new work, ordering material for existing work, health and safety (risk assessments and method statements), planning human resource activities (who goes where and what are the tasks), emails to/meetings with Clients, Design Teams, etc.
How did you end up in this role?
After graduating in Estates Management at Napier University, I started my full-time employment at Jewson as an Estimator and subsequently became Assistant Manager. I was approached by Casey Construction in 2004 and the rest is history.
What is the best thing about your job?
There are two things:
What is the worst thing about your job?
Seeing the gradual decline over that last few years in the number of young people looking to enter the construction industry.
What skills do you need to undertake your role?
Being organised, able to multi-task, get on with others, work as part of a team, communicate clearly. Finally, diplomacy! Which is very much something that comes with experience.
What qualifications do you have?
BSc Estates Management
NVQL6 Diploma in Construction Site Management
Would you recommend this job to young people, if so why?
Absolutely. It can only be rewarding to see a job through from drawing stage to completion and everybody involved has kept safe and the Client is happy.