Mr. Sun Vannak
Construction Site Supervisor
When your project is finished, you get a very rewarding feeling, knowing that your supervision and direction helped accomplish something.
I was employed by LBL International in 2010, and have graduated through the ranks from Site Engineer to become a Site Manager in 2013 at the age of 29.
Civil Engineering has been my dream job since I was a child. I have always dreamt of one day helping my country develop, placing it on par with European nations.
As Site Manager, I am involved in and responsible for a number of things. On any given day I could be reviewing documents such as purchasing orders and designs, going on site to monitor the progress, quality and safety of what is being built, or meeting with our teams to organise action plans. I manage quite a number of people and am responsible for all of them, something I very much enjoy about my job. Teamwork is very important, so ensuring that everyone is happy working together is the first step to seeing the work done correctly. And when your project is finished, you get a very rewarding feeling, knowing that your supervision and direction helped accomplish something.
As the manager of a construction site, there is a lot we are responsible for, which presents a number of challenges. My primary challenges revolve around human resource management. With competitive labour rates for workers, construction sites can easily fall victim to human resource drain, creating problems in meeting deadlines.
If you enjoy working with people from different backgrounds with different skills, you might enjoy working as a Site Manager, as you will be required to understand and manage them effectively. You must lead by example, be very responsible, flexible, goal-orientated and well organised. This position also offers very competitive wages and allows you to build a strong reputation in your field of work.