A document controller is responsible for the timely, accurate and efficient preparation and management of documents. They control the numbering, sorting, filing, storing and retrieval of both electronic and hard copy documents produced by technical teams, projects or departments.
Includes keeping track of important project documents like project plans, blueprints, vendor contracts and drawings; creating reports for construction managers; keeping documentation safe and backed up; and performing data entry tasks when project documents need updates. Other duties and responsibilities of a document controller include printing out and distributing project documents to managers, vendors and team members; converting paper documents to an electronic format; keeping files organized by project; documenting meetings and uploading documents to the web. This clerical role requires someone with strong computer, communication and organizational skills to work with documents, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and interact with the construction project team.