Profession dredging supervisor

Dredging supervisors monitor dredging operations. They make sure the operation proceeds per regulations and take quick decisions to resolve problems.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Dredging consoles

    The configuration of different types of dredging consoles. How the functions of the dredge are mapped to the console.

  • Mechanical systems

    Mechanical systems, including gears, engines, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Their functions and likely defects.

  • Excavation techniques

    The methods to remove rock and soil, used in an excavation site and the associated risks.

  • Soil mechanics

    Thoroughly understand the characteristics of soil in relation to analysing the deformations of fluids within soil that supports man-made structures.

Skills

  • Coordinate construction activities

    Coordinate the activities of several construction workers or crews to make sure they do not interfere with each other and to ensure that the works are done in a timely manner. Keep up to date on the progress of the teams and update the schedule if called for.

  • Ensure compliance with construction project deadline

    Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.

  • Work in a construction team

    Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Guide placement of anchors

    Assist the responsible person in the positioning of box anchors and shore anchors.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Prevent damage to utility infrastructure

    Consult utility companies or plans on the location of any utility infrastructure that may interfere with a project or be damaged by it. Take the necessary steps to avoid damage.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Plan resource allocation

    Plan future needs of various resources such as time, money and specific process resources.

  • Process incoming construction supplies

    Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

Optional knowledge and skills

position dredger control cutterheads work ergonomically operate bucket wheel excavator build business relationships operate excavator provide first aid position anchor poles recruit employees dispose of non-hazardous waste construction product regulation measure water depth control suction booms provide technical expertise report defective manufacturing materials machinery load capacity use rigging tools cost management train employees dispose of hazardous waste