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Construction Project Manager

We are looking for a construction project manager to oversee and supervise all activities of the construction project from start to finish. You will be required to coordinate with other employees and personnel on the project requirements and ensure they are delivered on time. You are responsible for the smooth functioning of this construction project and its successful deliverance.


Construction Industry

This industry helps build the infrastructure of the world for personal, commercial and corporate purposes, It concerns with planning, designing, and execution of building projects.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience in overseeing the construction project from start to finish.
  • Learning how to organize, multitask and manage time.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in construction and architecture.
  • Exposure to the construction industry and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Supervise the construction project from start to finish.
  • Coordinate with architects and engineers to understand the project details and requirements.
  • Network with external contractors and negotiate to attain the best deals and rates for assignments.
  • Ensure permits and licenses are obtained and maintained in order.
  • Recruit personnel and contractors for the project as per requirements.
  • Delegate tasks and assign responsibilities to personnel and ensure they are carried out.
  • Monitor the performance of personnel on site and provide directions and feedback as and when required.
  • Ensure resources are being used to the optimum to provide best results.
  • Address any grievance of personnel.
  • Report any discrepancies to superiors and implement effective and timely solutions.
  • Ensure all legal, health and safety regulations are being followed throughout the project.


Requirements

  • Bachelors in engineering, building sciences or relevant subjects.
  • Project management professional certification or any equivalent qualification is an added bonus.
  • Team player and collaborative nature.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong multitasking, time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of building permits, legal requirements and construction procedures.
  • Well versed with construction and project management software.


Average Salary

The average salary per annum is $101,022.

Source - salary.com

Career Path

Construction Project Manager is an intermediate level job. It is the role responsible for managing the various tasks that go into a construction project from start to finish. It also includes tasks like regularly filing reports, networking with vendors and working with clients. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job:

  • Bachelors in engineering, building sciences or relevant subjects.
  • Masters in similar fields.
  • 1-5 years experience in the field of construction.


Career Progression

With enough experience in this job role, you can advance your career to other related job roles like:

  • Safety Officer
  • Superintendent
  • Supervisor


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a job in construction?

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  • Do you have prior experience working with large projects?

Human Resources
  • Are you comfortable working overtime?

  • What would you do if you found an employee violating rules and regulation?

  • What is your knowledge of the laws and safety regulations surrounding construction and property?

Management
  • How would you describe your management style?

  • Have you ever had difficulty leading a project according to budget in the past?

  • Do you believe in teamwork or achieving individual goals?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • How do you promote teamwork and cohesiveness throughout the project?

  • What do you do when your project is falling behind on deadline?

  • How do you stay up to date with best practices in your field?