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Construction supervisor (m/f/d)

Construction supervisors: monitoring progress and adhering to deadlines

Construction supervisors monitor activities on construction sites and ensure the work’s compliance with defined plans and specifications of services. They are usually assigned by building owners or companies via an external architecture or engineering office.

Which opportunities do construction supervisors have on the labour market?

Construction supervisors work on different types of construction sites, e.g. on those of Deutsche Bahn, and have good career prospects. They are sought-after in the engineering industry and in other related fields and are responsible for ensuring the implementation of projects on time and budget. Professional experience and specialist knowledge further improve their chances on the labour market. Get in touch with your contact person at Hays and find out about interesting job offers!

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As a construction supervisor, you drive the construction site forward with your know-how and coordination skills. Let's plan your next career step together.

Are you looking for an experienced construction supervisor (m/f/d)?


Does your company need competent support in monitoring construction sites? Construction supervision is an important part of the process of a construction site. Building owners cannot take on this responsibility themselves and therefore need experienced construction supervisors. Find professionals with Hays.

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Your knowledge in the field of project control and supervision is unbeatable and you would like to use your know-how to help a construction site reach a successful conclusion? Then bring your skills to projects with Hays and support with various tasks on construction sites.

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What are the career opportunities for construction supervisors?

Construction supervisors are employed on a wide variety of construction sites and therefore have good opportunities on the labour market. Deutsche Bahn, among others, employs construction supervisors on its construction sites. Their skills are required in sectors such as engineering to ensure that projects are completed on time and without errors and that the budget is met. Professional experience and specialist knowledge further increase the chances of construction supervisors receiving high salaries and job offers. Get in touch with your personal contact at Hays now and learn about interesting job opportunities!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of construction supervisors?

Construction supervisors ensure that the construction workers perform their tasks according to the defined requirements and specifications. They review the services to be performed and coordinate the required activities. Besides, construction supervisors represent building owners and their interests on construction sites.

In summary, the following tasks can be defined for construction supervisors: 

  • Supervision of the construction process and project management
  • Coordination of all parties technically involved in the supervision of the construction process
  • Preparation and monitoring of schedules
  • Documentation of construction progress in the construction diary
  • Invoice verification and cost control
  • Site measurement in cooperation with construction companies
  • Approval of construction works

Which hard skills and soft skills should construction supervisors have?

Construction engineers are most often qualified construction engineers or architects, whose expertise is required for the professional supervision of construction works. In addition to the relevant knowledge, construction supervisors need good communication and personnel management skills and must be able to cope with stress.

  • An academic degree in a field related to architecture or engineering or a vocational qualification in a relevant field
  • Strong organisational skills
  • very good project management skills
  • An independent and structured way of working
  • Team spirit
  • Reliability and resilience
  • Knowledge of human nature

What is the average salary of construction supervisors?

Construction supervisors start their careers with a gross salary of around 50,000 euros per year. The average annual gross salary for construction supervisors in Germany is 60,000 euros. Top employers pay qualified employees with appropriate professional experience up to 70,000 euros gross per year. As in many other occupational groups, the location as well as the company itself plays an important role. Many companies are flexible and vary with their figures in salary negotiations

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