Career outlook for construction manager
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would supervise and direct operations on a construction project to make sure the building or structure is completed safely, on time and within the budget.
You’d manage the project on behalf of another company, your client. You’d lead and motivate the construction team and sort out any problems that arise during the project.
On small sites you might have full responsibility for the whole project. On larger sites you may be in charge of a particular section and report to a senior site manager.
Before the building work starts, you would:
- Discuss plans with architects, surveyors and buyers
- Plan work schedules using project management software
- Hire employees
- Arrange for materials to be delivered to the site
- Set up temporary offices at the site
Once construction has started, you would:
- Work closely with the workforce on site
- Check progress, costs and quality
- Make sure the work meets legal requirements and building regulations
- Report regularly to your client
You would also be the main point of contact for subcontractors and the public.
As a senior manager, you could oversee several projects at the same time.
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