Site manager (onshore and offshore)


A site manager is responsible for overseeing site coordination, safety, operational efficiency (resource management) and logistics. They collaborate with external stakeholders and the internal project group to manage day-to-day operations of the project and develop detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets.

As part of project planning and coordination, site managers ensure that certain milestones, such as the construction and installation of components, and objectives are met within established timelines and budgets.

Lifecycle stages

Manufacturing, installation, operations and maintenance.

Typical employer

Developer or EPCI contractor.

Place of work

Office, with frequent construction and wind farm site visits.

Typical working pattern

Full-time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7, in engineering, construction management, or a related field and relevant certification such as the CSCS, SMSTS, IOSH Site Manager accreditation is required. Experience (5 years) in project management in a relevant industry.

For offshore work, the following is required (may be provided by the employer):

  • Seafarers Offshore Medical

  • Global Wind Organisation Basic Safety Training, and

  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include assistant site managers and site supervisors.

Highly transferable from similar industries such as oil and gas, construction, rail and transport, renewable energy and aviation.

Career possibilities

Site managers can progress to become senior site managers and project managers.

Full time salary estimate

€55,000 (site manager) -€100,000 (project manager) per year, depending on experience.