A Project Manager (PM) will have overall responsibility for the successful planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a project.They must have a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills.

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The Role

A Project Manager is a key figure of any Service Team. They will be primarily responsible for the overall successfulness of delivering a project, reaching set targets both safely and correctly.

They must be able to perform effectively within tight time-scales, keep within strict budgets and create a positive client environment such that clients become/remain in a good relationship throughout the contract.

They will manage a set of service deliveries, which must be achieved on time to ensure all activities in the schedule are completed in time. To overcome certain task, project mangers must show initiative and be able to find ways to best adapt a situation to provide a successful overall critical path analysis.

A PM will be expected to support the development of the leadership, both on-site and back in the offices. They will need to organise the best team possible to complete the project, whilst training and teaching the employees towards the companies core values. Encouragement of excellence and quality in work will lead to a great reputation amongst clients.

Responsibilities

• Plan the delivery of the project at hand.

• Manage the day-to-day working, utilisation, implementation and technical consultants engaged on client assignments. From ensuring the correct material turns up before a job, to explaining the work ethics and activities to colleagues.

• Report progress on projects by suitable media to sector management, maintain and update project reporting, checkpoints and financial reporting to a high standard.

• Plan and arrange visits to existing and new potential clients, ensuring every client receives sufficient support to enhance their relationships.

• Develop contacts with senior staff, directors, and other influential staff within each account during the implementation phase.

• Co-ordinate required support levels and training.

• Produce reports on each project at agreed intervals, and whenever substantive actions are required.

 A few inspirational people in the industry 

Tony Palgrave The Shard

Tony Palgrave, construction project director at Europe’s second-tallest building, The Shard. Photo: David Poultney

Mark Chitty

Morgan Sindall project manager Mark Chitty has been short-listed for the Chartered Institute of Building’s Construction Manager of the Year Awards for his work creating a new primary school in Huddersfield.

Alyson Seddon

Alyson Seddon works a national housing and regeneration company and has managed a host of high profile and sensitive projects across the North West during her time with the company. Alyson was voted the Manager of the Year at the Women in Construction Awards.