Construction Project Manager Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

A Construction Project Manager, or Site Manager, oversees building site projects. Their duties include securing resources, monitoring work and budgets and progress reporting.


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Construction Project Manager duties and responsibilities

Construction Project Managers are responsible for several building project duties. These duties include:

  • Confirming building plans with Surveyors, Architects, and Engineers
  • Hiring construction workers
  • Creating work schedules so projects are completed before deadlines
  • Purchasing or hiring building equipment and materials
  • Overseeing building projects to ensure staff are working safely, productively and to a high standard
  • Monitoring construction budget to minimise overspending
  • Providing progress reports to clients via phone, email or meetings in person
  • Negotiating with vendors, suppliers and subcontractors


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Example 1

Amspec Limited - Wigan have grown over the last 19 years into one of the most capable and exciting Design & Build enterprises in the Northwest, currently operating in 4 key sectors: - · Commercial and Industrial · Retail and Leisure · Public Sector · Specialist and Bespoke (our Specialist and Bespoke service involves the Design and Manufacture of fitted and loose Joinery products). We are currently looking to expand our fantastic workforce and wish to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic Projects Manager to assist with the day to day running of various Fit Out & Refurbishment projects. You must have a varied knowledge and skill set across the Construction Industry with the ability to manage more than one project at any one time - the value of the projects can range anywhere from £20,000 to £2,000,000. It is essential that you have at least 4 years’ of up-to-date knowledge in Construction Contracts and experience in Refurbishment projects with relevant qualifications in relation to Health & Safety / Management (ideally a HNC / HND in Construction Management or minimum SMSTS certification) with a valid CSCS Card. As a business, we recognise that our strength lies within our workforce and our Investors in People achievement reflects our commitment to people management excellence. We have an expectation that our staff live and believe in our core values: - *A*spiring to be the best & celebrating success *M*aintaining relationships *S*afe working environment *P*romoting team working & balanced lives *E*xceeding client expectations *C*onsidering the environment This is a full-time permanent position (hours to be agreed but generally 45 per week) with great Company benefits including free access to our Employee Assistance Programme supporting our Employees Well-being. Excellent rates of pay on offer, negotiable dependant upon experience and qualifications. We also offer a company pension scheme (currently with Royal London) and a staff reward and recognition programme. We also encourage and promote continuous professional development for all staff, with no barriers to further training. *This is a full-time / permanent position to commence ASAP.* Please apply with your CV by 21st June 2021. Visit our website to see the fantastic range of works that we can produce Application deadline: 21/06/2021 Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Benefits: * Company pension * On-site parking * Wellness programmes Schedule: * Monday to Friday COVID-19 considerations: Face Coverings mandatory Sanitising Stations Lateral Flow Tests Social Distancing Experience: * management: 4 years (preferred)

Example 2

Monaghans provide dynamic multi-disciplinary building consultancy services delivering quality professional expertise and advice to clients across a diverse range of business sectors throughout the UK and To support our continued growth, we are seeking driven individuals with a commitment to delivering real value whilst meeting the needs of our customers. Opportunities exist for Assistant Project Managers to join our Sheffield office to work on construction projects predominantly in the retail and leisure sectors. With a degree already, or graduating in 2021, in a relevant construction related discipline (Project Management, Building Surveying, Construction Management, etc.) successful candidates will be able to demonstrate good communication, team working and IT skills and will have excellent numeracy and literacy skills. Working as part of a large Project Management team of all levels, the successful candidate will initially be mentored by a senior member of staff with a view to undertaking duties on a variety of schemes. Responsibility and progression will be earned by demonstrating levels of competence, professionalism and diligence when supporting colleagues. This is a great opportunity to join an expanding business with exciting plans for the future, where you can make a real impact on the business going forward. We are looking for engaging individuals who prioritise honesty and integrity and are hardworking, efficient and goal driven whilst maintaining an open mind, and being capable of innovation and flexibility. Successful candidates will be offered excellent career development opportunities supported by our varied and challenging workload. Monaghans are committed to the continuous professional development of all our staff, and we provide a range of professional training programmes and support for staff at all levels including those requiring support to obtain relevant academic or professional qualifications. *Desired Skills and Expertise* The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the construction industry and the following skills: * Excellent communication skills and ability to display Stakeholder management. * Stakeholder reporting. * Ability to prioritise key actions / Issues. * Ability to adhere to deadlines at all times. * First-rate literacy and numeracy skills. * Effective problem solving skills. * Time management and leadership skills. * Commitment, enthusiasm, and work ethic. * Ability to understand and meet expectations. * Budget and Cost Management skills. * Change and risk management. * Team player capable of a flexible approach. * Energetic & self-motivated. * Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel. * General IT proficiency. * Knowledge of various forms of contracts * General knowledge of current industry developments. Reference ID: [website] Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Schedule: * Monday to Friday Education: * Bachelor's (preferred) Experience: * construction project management: 1 year (preferred)

Example 3

We have an excellent opportunity for a Graduate Project Manager to join the team in the London office starting late summer/autumn. Whether you are a recent Construction Project Management or Building Surveying graduate, or already have some experience, you will be part of an expanding team working on a wide range of projects in a commercial practice. You will be part of a very supportive environment with full support provided to achieve your APC, which includes attending our corporate graduate training sessions, bringing together national experts to up skill both TFT and client graduates. TFT is passionate about people development and will provide you with excellent and progressive career opportunities. *Key accountabilities* * Assist Project Management colleagues in the overall direction, planning, control, delivery and completion of specific projects or tasks * Demonstrate an understanding of Client’s requirements and assist in meetings including taking and producing minutes * Assisting with compilation of contract documents for projects * Assist in the tendering and procurement of contractors for projects * Project administration duties * Learn to project manage developments * Build relationships with multi-disciplinary teams * Work on a wide range of projects to build your APC diary with full support from colleagues * Assist lead project manager with management and closure of all live project items *Performance criteria* * BSc Construction Project Management or BSc Building Surveying 2:1 or above * Experience in a commercial BS/PM firm [website] university placement year) would be an advantage * Confident in talking to a wide range of people to build relationships *Skills and behaviour* * Must be a good team player but able to work independently * Confident, client facing communicator both verbally and in writing * Driven and ambitious to achieve * Thorough understanding of the needs and demands of a wide range of people and how to meet and exceed their expectations * Enthusiastic * High attention to detail * Willing to attend networking and client events to build successful relationships * Computer literate and competent in using spreadsheets with an aptitude for learning and using other IT systems * Desire to work towards gaining a professional qualification (APC/MRICS/MAPM) *Package indicators* Competitive salary offered plus benefits: fee plus bonus scheme, mobile phone, Private Health Care (after 12 months), Personal Accident cover, Life Assurance, 25 days holiday, 1-day charity leave per year and career progression opportunities. Cycle scheme and interest free season ticket loan and company contributory pension scheme on completion of probationary period. *About TFT* TFT is the leading independent firm of Development, Built Asset & Sustainability consultants. We place the wellbeing of people and the performance of buildings at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud of our reputation for integrity and delivering work of the highest quality, blended with commercial pragmatism. We offer a strong track record across all commercial property sectors, advising investors, developers, occupiers and owners on maximising best property asset values. Diversity and strength in depth is important to us. Whether it be a technical thought leader with a career’s experience – or a recently qualified rising star – in today’s risk averse world you need people on your side with a reputation for diligence, transparency, intellect and commercial insight. Clients see TFT as large enough to provide the expertise and resources to get the best from their portfolios, and small enough for it to matter personally. We have over 135 partners and employees operating from a network of offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh Guildford, London and Manchester. Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: per year Additional pay: * Performance bonus Benefits: * Bike to work scheme * Company pension * Flexible schedule * Life insurance * Private medical insurance * Referral programme Schedule: * Monday to Friday Application question(s): * Do you have an RICS accredited Building Surveying or Construction Project Management degree? Work remotely: * Temporarily due to COVID-19

Example 4

*Overview of Role* *This role is initially for a part time / contract-by-contract basis until the business is established. Could lead to a Full-time permanent position for the right candidate.* Advertised as St. Austell, although will be required to travel throughout the whole of Cornwall for jobs. * *Reason this position exists* * Overall responsibility for coordinating staff, sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure that renovation projects are delivered on time and on budget. * To work with the Renovation Consultant(s) to provide information to help convert enquiries into successful renovation projects (project cost estimates, quotes, timelines, specifications etc.). * To work with designers and subcontractors to pull together the overall costs, specifications and timelines and establish contracts with specific terms and conditions with subcontractors * To ensure renovations are delivered on time and meet specifications established in the contract * To manage sub contractors throughout the project to deliver great results for customers and profitable projects for Refresh * To build a high performance team of designers and subcontractors who are motivated to support Refresh * To manage liability for Refresh and the customer * To maintain good communications with customers to ensure they have a positive experience throughout the renovation and become advocates for Refresh. * To be the advocate for homeowners, delivering the renovations they want for the budget they have allowed. * To deliver excellent customer service and ensure they will use Refresh again and recommend Refresh to friends and family. *Working Relationships* * Franchise Manager, Customers, Renovation Consultant(s), Designers, Sub-contractors, Suppliers *Responsibilities* *Key areas of focus* *Objectives and activities* Supporting Renovation Consultant(s) during the sales process * Attending client meetings as required by the Renovation Consultant(s) * Liaising with designers to ensure the concept plans and detailed plans they are developing will deliver renovations that meet the project brief and fit within clients’ budgets. * Taking responsibility for preparing project plans and costings. This includes determining the timing and breakdown of the labour and materials that will be required for each project, and obtaining quotes from suppliers for the components that will be required to deliver each project. * Providing this information to the Renovation Consultant(s) for use in their proposals. Managing projects * The main point of contact and ‘expert advocate’ for the home owner during the renovation. * Overall responsibility for coordinating staff, sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure that renovation projects are delivered on time and on budget, and that customers are highly satisfied with both the process and the outcome. * Dealing with issues as they arise to achieve outcomes that are as positive as possible for all parties involved. * Managing milestones and the invoicing and claims process during each project (ensuring revenue is always ahead of costs). * Upselling and managing variations during renovation projects. * Maintaining regular and frequent, high quality communication with the customer, sub-contractors, suppliers, your manager, and all other parties. *Personal Attributes* *Behaviours* Professional * Represent Refresh in a professional manner that reinforces the brand values. Customer focussed * Focussed on delivering a renovation experience and outcome that customers are highly satisfied with. Fantastic communications skills * Friendly, personable and intelligent. * Skilled, mature and flexible in managing the diverse range of people involved. * Highly communicative and pleasant to deal with. There will be times when issues arise and emotions are running high. Compromises will need to be negotiated, favours called in, and priorities shuffled. All this needs to be done diplomatically and will strengthen the relationship with customers, sub-contractors and suppliers. Highly organised * Hard working, as the workload will be significant and varied. * Flexible, as some tasks will be process oriented and some will require creative problem solving * Meet all budgets and deadlines. Positive attitude * A positive, optimistic attitude with plenty of energy and enthusiasm *Skills and qualifications* Skills * Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills * Excellent computer skills, and quick to learn new systems * Knowledge of the building industry, and renovations in particular * Managing sub-contractors, costing and contract management * Resolving disputes effectively to meet budget, time and quality outcomes * Managing projects involving multiple parties Qualifications * Project management certification, experience, building preferred, or other with a high level of relevance. * Reference ID: Contract length: 6 months Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Contract Salary: £25.00-£32.00 per hour Benefits: * Flexible schedule Schedule: * Day shift Experience: * Project management: 3 years (preferred) Work remotely: * Yes

Example 5

*Project manager Construction* * £30-40K depending on experience * Car allowance * Career progression * Benefits Educated to degree level or equivalent in an engineering or construction field. Proven knowledge and experience of working with current construction legislation, including planning, construction and contract law, health and safety, environmental management and building control. Previous experience in project planning, financial control, the assessment of contract strategies and contract supervision. Are you a Project Manager with a Construction background looking to work for a successful and rapidly expanding business, with training on specialist areas, an attractive package and progression opportunities within the business? Joining a technical and close-knit team of Project Managers, you will oversee multiple domestic projects, whilst gaining valuable experience in a niche and profitable sector. Working for a company that have their employees interests at the heart, this is a great time to get on board and play a key role in their organisation. As a company, they are well established and have an order book backdated for the foreseeable future. Due to this, they now require a Project Manager to join the team and assist with the workload. With great retention, coupled with a genuine reputation for their service, culture and team, this is a great business to get involved with. This role would suit a Project Manager from a Construction background, who has previously worked on Domestic / Residential projects and who is able to oversee multiple projects through to completion. Duties* Manage multiple projects through to completion * Working in partnership with other PM's to ensure budgets and timeframes are met * Covering a local patch around Bristol and Bath Person * Previously worked as a Project Manager within Construction * Domestic / Residential project experience * Happy to visit client sites when required Plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Job Type: Full-time Salary: per year Benefits: * Company car Schedule: * Monday to Friday * Weekends Work remotely: * No

What does a Construction Project Manager do?

Construction Project Managers organise and monitor building projects. Their primary goal is to complete the projects on time, on budget and to an acceptable standard. They receive project briefs and source necessary staff and equipment. They also supervise the construction process. They resolve building site issues and provide project reports during the construction phase. Construction Project Managers promote health and safety standards on their work sites. They also monitor workers to maintain these standards throughout the construction process.


Construction Project Manager skills and qualifications

A successful Construction Project Manager candidate will have various prerequisite skills and qualifications that typically include:

  • Understanding construction processes and guidelines for effective planning and site management
  • Proficiency in mathematics for determining building material quantities and costs and operating site within budget
  • Leadership skills  for motivating workers and maintaining positive and safe work environments
  • Organisational skills for ensuring multiple building projects are completed on time and on budget
  • Great attention to detail for effective safety and construction work checks
  • Problem-solving skills for devising solutions to site challenges, such as weather delaying construction
  • Verbal communication skills for explaining projects to site supervisors and providing project reports to stakeholders


Construction Project Manager experience requirements

Construction Project Managers must have several years of experience working in the building industry. They should have worked as Estimators, Surveyors or Building Technicians. Having a prior managerial role as a Site Supervisor also makes them a good candidate. Some employers accept candidates who have some experience managing projects in related sectors, such as civil engineering. Other employers require candidates to have an apprenticeship, higher national diploma or degree. Apprenticeships in construction site management or design and construction management can provide valuable job experience for aspiring Construction Project Managers.


Construction Project Manager education and training requirements

Most building firms employ Construction Project Managers with standard degrees, foundation degrees or higher national diplomas recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building. Qualifications in construction site management, building studies, building engineering, surveying, civil engineering, construction engineering and estimating can all help aspiring Construction Project Managers.

Like all construction workers, Construction Project Managers need Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards or equivalent licenses to work on job sites. They also need a full drivers’ licence to travel between sites.


Construction Project Manager salary expectations

According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary for a Construction Project Manager is £49,980 per year. This figure varies depending on factors, including the experience, location and company.


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The leadership skills and building knowledge of Construction Project Managers suit many construction sector roles. Reviewing job descriptions for these similar positions may help you develop your Construction Project Manager job description:


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What qualities do successful Construction Project Managers have?

Construction Project Managers should value teamwork. They should appreciate their workers and understand their individual skills. This helps them delegate effectively. Valuing the team increases morale and makes job sites happier and more productive. State being part of a team and the required skills in the job description.


How many construction projects can a Construction Project Manager manage?

Construction Project Managers typically manage several projects at once. The amount of projects a Construction Project Manager can successfully manage at any one time depends on each project’s size. Managing a project typically takes 15% of the project’s total time. For example, managing a 1000-hour construction project will typically take 150 hours. Considering this and the length of each project will help you determine the right workload for your Construction Project Manager.


How can you make your Construction Project Manager job description stand out?

Writing a job description emphasising employee benefits and your positive work culture will stand out to candidates. Mention any staff programs in place, including training and education opportunities, team-building events and employee recognition systems. Performance bonuses are also another way of attracting candidates.

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