jefe de obra

English translation: Site Manager

10:58 Dec 8, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: jefe de obra
This is a job description in a construction company located in Spain.
Joseph Kopec
Spain
English translation:Site Manager
Explanation:
You'll have to decide how 'senior' and 'managerial' the job is.

Site Foreman, if the person is in charge of overseeing the brickies and labourers, little paperwork involved.

Site Supervisor, if the person dresses up a bit more, and does paperwork (e.g. on a medium sized site)

Site Manager, a more senior post - see this job description for Spain and the other references below - 'jefes de obra' are well- educated:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.konsac.es/ofertas/c...

Perfil del Puesto
Gestionar las obras incidiendo sus funciones en la planificación, ejecución, las compras, certificaciones, etc,...
Respondiendo frente a la Dirección de los márgenes de beneficio, calidad y los plazos.

Perfil del Candidato
Arquitectos Técnicos, Ingenieros Superiores, Ingenieros de Caminos e Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas, entre 35 y 50 años de edad.
Experiencia probada en la dirección de obras de edificación, en empresas constructoras de cierto tamaño, habituados a tomar decisiones y tener autonomía.

SEE ALSO

2 Ingenieros de Caminos con experiencia mínima de 2 años en obra de edificación, para Jefe de Obra. Lugar de trabajo Madrid. Imprescindible inglés hablado y escrito.Vehículo propio. Dispuesto a viajar al extranjero.

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.ciccp.es/empleo/ABR...

AND

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:conductores.net/bbs/mes...
Selected response from:

Lia Fail (X)
Spain
Local time: 19:56
Grading comment
Thanks for the detailed explanation.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
naSite Manager
Lia Fail (X)
naI forgot... CONSTRUCTION SITE MANAGER
Lia Fail (X)
naJob Supervisor or Foreman
Leonardo Lamarche (X)
naWork supervisor.
Luis Luis
naSupervisor in chief
Oso (X)
naSuperintendent
Magdalena Smoot
naContractor
SAMANTHA PASCALE
naForeman
Een (X)


  

Answers


11 mins
Foreman


Explanation:
Head of works on a building site


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Een (X)
Local time: 18:56
PRO pts in pair: 9

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SAMANTHA PASCALE
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13 mins
Superintendent


Explanation:
This is another possible term.
Magdalena

Magdalena Smoot
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29 mins
Contractor


Explanation:
"Obra" seems to mean the whole general constuction project rather than a specific aspect of the project (such as labor, materials, etc.) so i would say "contractor" not knowing the context because a contractor is the person in charge of an entire construction project and everything it includes.

SAMANTHA PASCALE

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30 mins
Supervisor in chief


Explanation:
Another suggestion.

I hope it's useful for you.
OSO :^)

Oso (X)
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3064

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SAMANTHA PASCALE
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2 hrs
Work supervisor.


Explanation:
Regards.
Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 12:56
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 171
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3 hrs
Site Manager


Explanation:
You'll have to decide how 'senior' and 'managerial' the job is.

Site Foreman, if the person is in charge of overseeing the brickies and labourers, little paperwork involved.

Site Supervisor, if the person dresses up a bit more, and does paperwork (e.g. on a medium sized site)

Site Manager, a more senior post - see this job description for Spain and the other references below - 'jefes de obra' are well- educated:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.konsac.es/ofertas/c...

Perfil del Puesto
Gestionar las obras incidiendo sus funciones en la planificación, ejecución, las compras, certificaciones, etc,...
Respondiendo frente a la Dirección de los márgenes de beneficio, calidad y los plazos.

Perfil del Candidato
Arquitectos Técnicos, Ingenieros Superiores, Ingenieros de Caminos e Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas, entre 35 y 50 años de edad.
Experiencia probada en la dirección de obras de edificación, en empresas constructoras de cierto tamaño, habituados a tomar decisiones y tener autonomía.

SEE ALSO

2 Ingenieros de Caminos con experiencia mínima de 2 años en obra de edificación, para Jefe de Obra. Lugar de trabajo Madrid. Imprescindible inglés hablado y escrito.Vehículo propio. Dispuesto a viajar al extranjero.

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.ciccp.es/empleo/ABR...

AND

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:conductores.net/bbs/mes...

Lia Fail (X)
Spain
Local time: 19:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1368
Grading comment
Thanks for the detailed explanation.
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3 hrs
I forgot... CONSTRUCTION SITE MANAGER


Explanation:
You'll have to decide how 'senior' and 'managerial' the job is.

Site Foreman, if the person is in charge of overseeing the brickies and labourers, little paperwork involved.

Site Supervisor, if the person dresses up a bit more, and does paperwork (e.g. on a medium sized site)

Site Manager, a more senior post - see this job description for Spain and the other references below - 'jefes de obra' are well- educated:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.konsac.es/ofertas/c...

Perfil del Puesto
Gestionar las obras incidiendo sus funciones en la planificación, ejecución, las compras, certificaciones, etc,...
Respondiendo frente a la Dirección de los márgenes de beneficio, calidad y los plazos.

Perfil del Candidato
Arquitectos Técnicos, Ingenieros Superiores, Ingenieros de Caminos e Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas, entre 35 y 50 años de edad.
Experiencia probada en la dirección de obras de edificación, en empresas constructoras de cierto tamaño, habituados a tomar decisiones y tener autonomía.

SEE ALSO

2 Ingenieros de Caminos con experiencia mínima de 2 años en obra de edificación, para Jefe de Obra. Lugar de trabajo Madrid. Imprescindible inglés hablado y escrito.Vehículo propio. Dispuesto a viajar al extranjero.

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.ciccp.es/empleo/ABR...

AND

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:conductores.net/bbs/mes...


FORGOT TO CONFIRM IN ENGLLISH

SITE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
CONSTRUCTION SITE MANAGER

SEE for many refs:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site manager construction&hl=...

e.g."...Job Title: Construction Site Manager. ... Complete this form by copying the text of your
resumé and cover letter into the boxes provided. Construction Site Manager. ..."


Lia Fail (X)
Spain
Local time: 19:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1368
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6 hrs
Job Supervisor or Foreman


Explanation:
Hope it helps.

Leonardo Lamarche (X)
Local time: 13:56
PRO pts in pair: 124
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