Newly qualified engineers often find that the skills required when they enter the workplace are different from the skills they learnt throughout their education and training. This may result in them feeling disadvantaged in a world of work which is strictly commercial. This book presents, in concise and clear terms, the various aspects of site management which engineers need to understand if they are to be commercially competitive.
New management ideas are increasingly being introduced which, upon examination, are similar to those already in practice but under a different title. This no-nonsense book is intended to enable the reader to learn from the mistakes of others in their field and to benefit from ideas which have been proven to work well in the past. By being aware of possible problems and their likely solutions, the reader should be able to progress in the workplace with increased confidence in their site management skills.
Site management for engineers looks at good site practice and management techniques, programmes, tenders, construction methods, all types of resource procurement, health and safety, planning systems and people skills. It draws on examples from the author's extensive experience of site supervision and provides engineers embarking into the area of site management with a practical working guide.
The author, Trevor Holroyd, is an experienced and accomplished engineer with many years of on-site experience and who is now actively engaged as a freelance consultant and in the training of professional engineers working in site management.