Who should apply

Do you want a rewarding career?

If you enjoy working outdoors, using your initiative and are methodical in your approach, this may be the career for you.

Enka's students are drawn from different backgrounds with the common aim of becoming valuable site engineers:

Candidates in this category should consider the 2 week course.

  • Bricklayer
  • Ground worker
  • Steel fixer
  • Steel erector
  • Site Foreman
  • Site manager
  • Contract manager
  • Architects
  • Land Surveyors
  • Civil engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Railway engineer
  • Architect
  • Quantity surveyor
  • IT engineer
  • AutoCAD technician
  • Career change
  • Self builder

What qualities make a successful candidate?

  • Basic understanding of geometry and algebra
  • Methodical and systematic work ethic
  • A good approach to problem solving
  • Physically fit
  • Good communication skills
  • A flair for implementing ideas and procedures

* Candidates who have worked on-site for two years or more should have sufficient experience to take the 2 week course. If you are unsure, contact us as we will be happy to discuss which course is suitable for you.

What does a Site Engineer do?

Site engineers perform a technical, organisational and supervisory role on construction projects, including setting out roads, drains, sewers, and structures involved in construction operations.

Site engineers apply designs and plans to mark out the site and can be involved in projects ranging from small scale to multi-million pound ventures. This may include civil,road, rail and other infrastructure projects.

A site engineer works as part of the site management team liaising with and working alongside architects, engineers, construction managers, supervisors,planners,surveyors and subcontractors. They share responsibility for site security, health and safety, and the organisation and supervision of material and human resources.

A civil engineer can be a designer, site engineer, project manager, construction manager, project coordinator and so on. Site engineer is only a designation in construction.

Civil or structural engineers can only be a good site engineer if they work on site more then 5-10 years to gain hands on practical construction skills. This could be time consuming and tiring for most people due to lack understanding of practical aspect of construction.