The Site Engineer job is not a gender based. Girls as well as
women work at construction site and does field job as Site Engineers. There are
more number of women in execution team in Western and Middle Eastern countries.
However, the number of women in execution in India are very very less.
But there are people like you who
desire to be a Site Engineer being women. I congratulate you on this decision
and also introduce you the India’s first and only women Tunnel Engineer, Mrs.Annie Sinha Roy. She is inspirational to me as well
as many engineers in India. Whenever, I conduct seminar on career guidance in
engineering colleges , I always show her photo (as shown below) to give
inspiration to the students especially for the girls.
are the challenges of a Site Engineer irrespective of the gender.
and allocating the job on daily basis.
Visiting to workmen
camps and pulling them to site.
Talking to workmen
in their vernacular language
Standing for long
hours on ground to execute the works.
Ability to take
stress and the role is often under pressure and need to be exceptionally
Need to work at
night and sometimes in a day and night shifts continuously.
Have to be able to
deal with a wide variety of other professionals and be a team player.
Eating and sleeping
in workmen camps or in open spaces.
Walking and moving
around huge machinery. Sometimes you may experience vibration of your entire
Working at heights
and working a depths-both extremities.
different weather conditions- Heat Wave, Cold Wave and Rainfall.
Work in air tight
and dark basements and tunnels.
have Toilets, Dinning and Sitting facility. ( No ceiling fan and A.C.’s) .
Sometimes, need to sit in a hutments or a shed with a G.I tin sheet roofs.
In simple for all these there is a need for physical abilities
and right level of fitness, since site visits can be physically demanding,
especially when moving around a site’s having less accessible areas.
However, now modern day construction companies in India and
abroad offers best class facilities like A.C .Site offices with Toilets,
Dinning and rest rooms etc for the employees.
There is no wrong if girl becomes a Civil Engineer and Site
Engineer. Take the challenge and be a inspirational to others.