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Supervisor

We are looking to hire a supervisor for our construction project. You will be required to ensure the project is carried out smoothly and the workers are performing efficiently. You are responsible for monitoring the project from start to finish and provide solutions for any problems that arise.


Construction Industry

This industry helps build the infrastructure of the world for personal, commercial and corporate purposes, It concerns with planning, designing, and execution of building projects.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience in overseeing the project and ensuring it is sticking to its targets and goals at every stage.
  • Learning how to organize, multitask and manage time.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in construction and architecture.
  • Exposure to the construction industry and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Ensure the company’s visions, targets and goals are met by coordinating and communicating with employees.
  • Ensure that tasks are delegated appropriately and duties are carried out on time.
  • Supervise the performance of employees and provide regular feedback.
  • Device new and innovative ways to improve productivity.
  • Maintain a database of worker records and performance reports.
  • Resolve complaints and address queries.
  • Act as the mediator between the management and subordinates.
  • Maintain a reward or point systems and provide incentives to employees to better performance.
  • Regularly make performance reports and submit feedback.
  • Ensure company policies and regulations are maintained throughout all tasks.
  • Recruit new employees and orient them to their tasks.


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in management or related subjects.
  • Prior experience as a supervisor or in a relevant roles.
  • Excellent communication, people and leadership skills.
  • Strong sense of management and organisation.
  • Basic computer knowledge and understanding of MS Office.
  • Ability to interact and coordinate many people.


Average Salary

On average an annual salary of $64,684.

Source - payscale.com

Career Path

Supervisor is an intermediate level job. It is the role responsible for supervising the various tasks that go into a construction project from start to finish. It also includes tasks like regularly filing performance reports and feedbacks, ensuring targets are met and working with clients. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job:

  • Bachelor’s degree in management or related subjects.
  • Masters in similar fields.
  • 1-5 years experience in the field of construction.


Career Progression

With enough experience in this job role you can advance your career to other related job roles too:

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Safety Officer
  • Superintendent


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a job in construction?

  • Where do you see yourself in five years and how does being a supervisor help that goal?

  • What qualities of yours will best suit this job role?

Human Resources
  • Have you hired in the past? What do you look for in an employee when you do?

  • Are you aware of the laws and regulations surrounding construction and property?

  • What would you do if you found an employee violating the company rules?

Management
  • What was a time sensitive critical decision you had to take in the past and why did you do it?

  • What would you describe your supervisory style as?

  • How would you organize multiple deadlines?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • What is the most critical role in your job?

  • What would you do if the workers on the project were lagging?

  • Describe a time one of your strategies enhanced productivity in the past?