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Project Management

Project managers are responsible for seeing a project through from the initial planning stages to completion. Their main task is to break down projects into stages, taking responsibility for monitoring and managing the scheduling, costing and risk analysis of each stage. 


Construction project managers lead, manage and control all construction operations. Their primary role is to ensure that construction projects are completed on-time and within budget. They identify and control resources and ensure quality standards and safety requirements are met. You will develop economic, legal, technical and management knowledge and skills. You will also take part in project-orientated group work where real-life problems will be tackled.

What Skills Do I Need?

  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Time management abilities
  • Anticipate and minimize risk
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Work to budgets and monitor finances
  • Control a team
  • Business & IT knowledge

Internships & Placements

Practical on-site Construction experience is crucial for getting work as a project manager. Most foundation and degree courses have a placement aspect to the course as do professional qualifications and graduate traineeships, allowing students the chance to apply their knowledge in a working environment. All experience puts you ahead of others when it comes to applying for jobs.

What Next?

Once qualified, construction managers have plenty of opportunities for career development.You can work towards chartered status,

(CIOB) Chartered Institute of Building’s 

CIOB also requires at least two years’ work experience alongside an accredited honours degree in a relevant subject.

Both the RICS and CIOB also offer various training opportunities to help surveyors stay abreast of changes in regulations associated with building construction and surveying. Once surveyors have gained chartered status they can take more responsibility in a company.

Delving into other areas, helping architects and designers throughout a project.

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