Construction Manager Jobs

Construction Managers supervise and direct people to make sure a building project is completed safely, on time and within budget. Construction Manager Jobs 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 manager jobs requirements

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.

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.

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.

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. 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: Scotland

    Salary: £40000 to £50000 p/a

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    A Project Manager is required to oversee an interesting array of construction projects within the food manufacturing industry. Our ideal candidate would have experience managing multi-contract projects.  This would be an ideal role for an experienced Project Manager who wants a change from main contracting and who enjoys the challenges ...

  3. Junior Project Manager

    Location: Scotland

    Salary: £30000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    A Junior Project Manager is required to oversee an interesting array of construction projects within the food manufacturing industry across my Clients Scottish and UK Facilities.This will give you exposure to managing multi-contract projects on a variety of sites. This role will involve a good deal of travel between ...