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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Email the Construction Division at construction@stafffinders.co.uk.

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Job Listings

  1. Site Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    Fit Out Site Manager

    My client is a well know Contractor based in Glasgow City looking for a experienced site mnager with fit out expeience to work in there small works division looking after contracts up to 4Million. My client focuses a lot on fit out and refurbishments of commercial ...

  2. Project Manager

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    My client is a leading fit out contracot who is well know world wide and is looking for a experienced project manager with fit out expeience to join there team based in Edinbrugh working on contracts up to 12Million. My client focuses a lot on fit out and refurbishments of ...

  3. Joiner

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Staffinders require 6 x Joiners for work in Largs and surrounding areas.
    Must have CSCS Cards, Previous site experience & checkable references.
    Immediate start available
    6 month contract
    Finishing work
    Roughing work
    Kit erectors 
    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders which is operating as an employment business

  4. Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Location: Cumbernauld

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Surveyor - Quantity

    Stafffinders are delighted to be working with highly respected niche engineering service company to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor.
    The successful candidate will manage the financial and commercial aspects of projects, understanding and adhering to current legislation, Health and Safety law and Contract law. Offer strategic guidance to Clients, including ...

  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 ...