<p>Hey all, long time no post. Basically I'm a Civil student wanting to concentrate on Construction Management, but after a couple weeks of interning, I find myself with more questions than answers. Mainly, I've been presented with a bunch of different roles within the company. Walking on-site, the guy giving me the tour calls himself the "supervisor". The guy in the office is the "project manager". Looking online, I see that there are also "site engineers", "project engineer" and even "design engineer" positions listed.</p>
<p>It's a bit blurry knowing what all these guys do.. I've tried reading descriptions online, but they are very vague about what they do. My goal is to avoid dealing with the legal issues/money jargon in my career, and preserve some ability to design/engineer! Here's what I gathered so far (although it's an international internship, should be similar...)</p>
<p>Supervisor - makes sure the workers on-site are following the correct procedures by carrying on-hand the diagrams/plans, dimensions on drawing must match up with what they're actually building
Project Manager - purely office work, he sets up the timeline (Gantt Chart) and follows the progress of the project. Little on-hands work, and does most of the communicating with the client/subcontractors/other people.</p>
<p>Site Engineer - ??
Project Engineer - ??
Design Engineer - ??</p>