Just like any big business, larger construction companies require support from a range of people who may be office based including receptionists, human resource specialists, finance and legal.
They may require people to market and sell properties, or write bids to win work contracts. Some companies will employ people to work with local communities to make sure projects are positively contributing to the local community and environment. Even the smallest companies will need to employ someone to do the accounts.
Senior managers are responsible for leading teams of people working on all kinds of construction projects. As the boss, he or she comes up with strategies for getting jobs done efficiently, then makes sure people follow them.
A corporate social responsibility (CSR) coordinator is almost the conscience of a company – championing, developing and reporting on the ethical, environmentally-friendly and community-minded side of the business.
Compliance managers ensure that a business, its employees and its projects comply with all relevant regulations and specifications, as well as any ethical policies the company may have laid down.
Archaeologists investigate, research and record the remains that have been left behind. Their job is to help preserve these precious archaeological remains and in doing so build a better understanding of our collective heritage.
3D visualisers bring the architect’s ideas to life, taking plans, architectural illustrations and other reference materials and using these to produce photo-realistic 3D images or animations of proposed buildings and developments.
Materials Engineers and Technicians develop a knowledge of the project and specification to source, test and assess compliance of materials and offer guidance on best working practices.