Construction project managers oversee all phases of the building process, making sure the project is completed on time and within scope and budget. This role works closely with architects and engineers to develop plans, establish timelines and calculate labor and material costs. The main construction project manager responsibilities are overall project planning, distributing resources, time management, risk management, creating benchmarks, managing the budget, managing staff, and managing relationships with key stakeholders.
A Construction Project Manager (CPM) is to provide management oversight for all phases of the construction project, including coordinating workers, material, and equipment, ensuring that specifications are being followed, and work is proceeding on schedule and within budget. A CPM is also involved in the selection, hiring, and oversight of trade contractors. Moreover, a CPM will participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, and implementation.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
· Develops a plan for completion of project following a logical pattern for utilization of resources.
· Selects and coordinates work of subcontractors working on various phases of the project.
· Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
· Oversees performance of all trade contractors and reviews architectural and engineering drawings to make sure that all specifications and regulations are being followed as well as inspecting and reviewing projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
· Is responsible for proper administration of construction contracts and for obtaining all necessary permits and licenses.
· Supervises assistant managers, reviews their reports, checks on any reported difficulties, and corrects any safety violations or other reported deficiencies.
· Tracks and controls construction schedule and associated costs to achieve completion of project within time and monies allocated.
· Reports to owners and architects about progress and any necessary modifications of plans that seem indicated.
· Develop and implement quality control programs.
· Take actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site.
· Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
· Plan, organize, and direct activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems.
· Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
- Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
- Prepares and administers budget by compiling necessary data and justification for changes.
- Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management Knowledge of: principles and practices of civil engineering to apply them to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance works; principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training; materials, methods, and equipment used in the construction works.
- Collaborate with engineers, architects etc. to determine the specifications of the project
- Negotiate contracts with external vendors to reach profitable agreements
- Determine needed resources (manpower, equipment and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations
- Plan all construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines will be met
- Acquire equipment and material and monitor stocks to timely handle inadequacies
- Hire subcontractors and other staff and allocate responsibilities
- Supervise the work of laborers, mechanics etc. and give them guidance when needed
- Evaluate progress and prepare detailed reports
Ensure adherence to all health and safety standards and report issues
· Building and Construction -- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
· Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
· Public Safety and Security -- Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
· Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
· Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
· Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
· Engineering and Technology -- Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
· Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Instructing -- Teaching others how to do something.
- Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Age range: 40 – 50
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of practical experience as Project Manager for construction, infrastructure and grounds development projects
- Proven experience as construction project manager
· Five years or more of experience assisting or supervising construction projects of increasing complexity with a project size of at least $70 million
· Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency
- Excellent organizational and time-management skills
· Fluent in English both spoken and written
· Excellent computer skills including the utilization of Autocad and Scheduling & Construction Management Software such as Primavera.
- In-depth understanding of construction procedures and material and project management principles
- Familiarity with quality and health and safety standards
· Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- A team player with leadership abilities
Added Value: Obtained professional qualifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent,