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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.

Entry Requirements

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.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to be around

£44,000 per annum

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 8,593 employed Construction Project Managers & Related Professionals in the region.

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