Construction Project Manager

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Responsibilities of a Construction Manager:
The construction manager will have many responsibilities and these include the following:
  • Planning - From the outset, it is the responsibility of the Construction PM to plan the design and build and fit out process, this means producing a critical path and managing the timing of each stage. Control of timing of the project is essential to ensuring that the project is completed on time.
  • Resource Allocation - Any building project will need resources from bricks and mortar to tools and basic amenities. It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to have an understanding of what these are and plan that they are available.
  • Staff Management - The Construction Project Manager will be responsible for recruiting a team and allocating tasks to relevant managers. It may mean identifying suitable contractors who can complete the work. The important thing for the Construction Project Manager is understanding at which stage of the process each trade will need to be recruited.
  • Setting Benchmarks - An integral aspect of the ongoing monitoring of a project is setting benchmarks to monitor progress, this allows the project manager to identify whether or not the project is on target to finish on time and within budget.
  • Budget Management – The Construction Project Manager is responsible for the financial planning and monitoring of the project. To avoid going over budget a PM will continually forecast, keeping the team informed of forecasts and changes and managing the scope meticulously, so knowing the costs for unplanned construction work or resources and keeping that set-aside.
  • Quality Management – The Construction Project Manager will be responsible for the quality of delivery, ranging from the initial design through to the end of the defects period.
  • Process management – the Construction Project Manager shall schedule all the necessary approvals required from internal stakeholders, providing such information as may be required by others to enable timely and fully informed decisions to be made. Close cooperation with other departments is necessary to manage expectations and deliver what the business requires.
  • Risk management – all projects come with risks. It is the role of the Construction Project Manager to understand those risks, to make sure other relevant stakeholders appreciate risks, and then to manage the risks out as rapidly as possible.
What Skills Do You Need To Be A Construction Project Manager?
General skills for project management are used in a construction project manager role. This include:
  • Planning and Time Management – to ensure that projects are completed within set timeframes.
  • Resource Management – ensuring that equipment is available throughout the building project.
  • Financial and Budget Management – making sure that the project is completed within a financial budget.
  • Communication – arranging and facilitating meetings and ensuring that all stakeholders are aware of the project’s progress.
  • Delegation and Motivation – the Construction Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that tasks are delegated effectively and staffs remain motivated to complete the project to a high standard.
  • General Construction – at times of uncertainty the project manager may be relied upon for his superior knowledge of the industry and specific problems.
  • Continuously challenge – to improve time, quality and cost.
What Is The Workload Of A Construction Project Manager?
The role of a Construction Project Manager may involve a variety of tasks including but not limited to:
  • Daily email checks for correspondence from many stakeholders
  • Preparing regular progress reports for project sponsors
  • Making daily tasks lists and delegating responsibility
  • Arranging and leading on regular team meetings
  • Keeping up to date with any policy and legislation changes
  • Undertaking site checks to monitor progress
  • Dealing with matters arising from stakeholders such as environmental and local community issues
  • Monitoring budget reports
  • Keeping stakeholders up to date
  • Frequent Meetings with senior management
  • Forward planning to manage risks in a timely and effective manner
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