Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major construction and civil engineering projects and major building contracts for quality of work, safety, timeliness and completion within budget; forecast travel patterns and develop strategies for managing the impact of traffic-related demand.
- Draws up budgets and timescales for new construction projects based on clients’ requirements
- Briefs project team, contractors and suppliers
- Assembles information for invoicing at the end of projects
- Plans work schedules for construction projects based on prior discussion with architects, surveyors etc.
- Hires and may supervise site staff, establishes temporary site offices, takes delivery of materials
- Regularly inspects and monitors progress and quality of work, ensures legal requirements are met
- Identifies defects in work and proposes corrections
- Records, monitors and reports progress
- Forecasts the impact on traffic and transport of new developments (e.g. shopping centre)
- Assesses schemes to manage traffic such as congestion charging and parking controls
- Examines accident ‘blackspots’ to improve road safety
- Writes reports for funding bids and planning authorities and acts as expert witness.
Entrants normally possess a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification and/or substantial work experience at an appropriate level. Further Continuing Professional Development is available in some areas.
Salaries for this occupation tend to be around
£44,000 per annum
There are currently 8,593 employed Construction Project Managers & Related Professionals in the region.