Construction Manager Jobs
Construction Managers supervise and direct people to make sure a building project is completed safely, on time and within budget. In Construction Management Jobs, you'll have to travel to sites and occasionally stay away from home. Experienced managers can become contract managers or take on Construction Director Jobs.
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.
Core job requirements in Construction Management
Construction Manager Jobs are mainly responsible for:
- Developing a programme of work for the project, supervising the building work, making sure the site is safe
- Ensuring good industrial relations and reporting on progress to the client who is paying for the work.
- Supervising 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 Management Qualifications
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.
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.
A Construction Manager should
- have excellent interpersonal skills
- be able to manage staff
- be good at logistics, planning and problem solving