Construction Manager Jobs

Construction Managers supervise and direct people to make sure a building project is completed safely, on time and within budget. Construction Managers are responsible for developing a programme of work for the project, supervising the building work, making sure the site is safe and that there are good industrial relations and reporting on progress to the client who is paying for the work.

Construction Managers also supervise the preparation of the site and communicate with a wide range of people including the public and professionals such as architects, engineers, estimators, and surveyors.  Construction Managers should have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to manage staff and subcontractors; be good at logistics, planning and problem-solving and like working outdoors in all weathers.

Construction Managers have to travel to sites and occasionally stay away from home. A large part of the work is done outdoors on site, in all kinds of weather.  Work is usually with a construction company or a specialist sub-contractor. There are also opportunities with local building contractors, central and local government, utility companies, and large organisations such as major retailers.

The CIOB offers qualifications in Construction Site Supervision and Site Management at Levels 3 and 4. Level 5 in Construction Project Management is aimed at people already working as project managers. The CIOB can provide a list of organisations running these courses.

Experienced Construction Managers can become contract managers or directors of companies. It is possible to become self-employed, particularly in specialist areas of the work. There are also opportunities for Construction Managers in teaching and research and support services such as health and safety.  The average salary for a Construction Manager is £40,000 a year.

Construction manager jobs requirements

A Construction Manager should

  • have excellent interpersonal skills
  • be able to manage staff
  • be good at logistics, planning and problem solving

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Job Listings

  1. Ground Worker

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Civil Engineer

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of our client a well-established Civil Engineering and Building Contractor based in Scotland
    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing projects in the Glasgow area.
    All candidates must have:
    CSCS card
    IPAF, Harness.
    Duties will include General labouring and Concrete Repairs
    This vacancy is ...

  2. Labourers - Edinburgh City Centre

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £10.50 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    My client is looking for numerous general labourers based in Livingston. 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with a rate of £10.50 (umbrella) per hour. 
    You will be working on a large scale development, approximately 12 months with possibility of an extension for the right candidates. 
    General labourer ...

  3. 1st/2nd fix Joiners - Ongoing work

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    My client is looking for numerous 1st fix/2nd fix joiners, in Edinburgh city centre. 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with a great rate of £18 per hour. 
     
    You will be working on a large scale commercial development, long term work for the right candidates.
     
    What you will ...

  4. Quantity Surveyor

    Location: Inverclyde

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Surveyor - Quantity

    My client is a not for profit affordable housing provider who is seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join their team.
    Key Responsibilities:

    Oversee the financial and commercial relationships with suppliers and subsidiary organisations.
    cost analysis and financial planning and provide full management reports.
    Responsible for successful costing, billing and appraisal ...

  5. Plumber

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Plumber

    Staffinders are recruiting of behalf a dynamic and expanding organisation looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to work as part of their team. 
    The Role
    You will be working closely with both public and private sector clients and requires a good communicator and team player with good IT skills ...