What does a Project Manager do?

Construction Project Managers oversee the completion of construction projects. From planning to budgeting and making key decisions, they ensure that projects fall within the proposed budget and are completed on time. They work in an office within the construction site to meet and coordinate with architects, contractors, and clients. Project Managers must also hire the required workforce, identify, and resolve issues, maintain daily reports and communication with clients, and prioritize a safe work environment.

Project Manager Responsibilities

  • Assist with preconstruction efforts (client meetings, estimating, etc.)
  • Manage all aspects of the project from inception.
  • Prepare trade contracts and bid packages, as well as oversee the procurement process.
  • Oversee the performance of a project, including project status, schedule, cost control, and change management systems.
  • Maintain relationships with clients, designers, and consultants.
  • Attend and lead project meetings, including progress, pre-construction, and pre-award.
  • Review inspection and test data for compliance with specifications.
  • Develop and maintain a site logistics plan, in coordination with the Superintendent.
  • Conduct quality inspections.

Project Manager Qualifications

  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing commercial construction projects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to operate MS Office Suite, estimating software, on screen takeoffs, Bluebeam, and MS Project.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate new and build upon existing client relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and prioritize, and multi-task while managing all aspects of current projects and estimating future ones.
  • Self-starting, self-motivated, and effective time manager.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to collaborate with clients, consultants, subcontractors, and suppliers.

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