Learn About Career Paths for a Construction Project Manager

Project managers are needed in just about every industry. They are essential in coordinating and completing business projects in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. Project managers have a skill set that can be carried across various industries, and right now there are many opportunities to grow your project management career in the construction industry.

What areas of project management are construction-related businesses hiring for now?

  • Construction Managers: These roles are a more specialized type of project manager. While the responsibilities of a construction manager don’t differ too drastically from project manager, they are more specific to construction tasks. Understanding deadlines, deliverables and milestones is crucial in this role, as well as being able to plan and budget for resources such as manpower, building materials, and machinery.
  • Site Superintendent: Site superintendents are usually stationed at the construction site and run the day-to-day operations of a project, as well as control the short-term schedule. They are also responsible for quality control and coordinating with any subcontractors who are on a project.
  • Senior Estimator: The main responsibilities of senior estimators are to manage accurate material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and facility estimates – essentially driving and managing the entire financial scope of the project. They also have to be efficient at communicating with other project stakeholders, such as engineers, product managers, project managers and vendors.
  • Proposal Manager: Most construction jobs start with a bid for work, which requires a proposal to be presented to the client for work is being performed. Managing proposals is essential to projects – through executing the proposal and resulting contract processes, assigning tasks to be done to make sure the proposal is complete, relevant, and accurate, and tracking completion of the proposals, they are managing the proposal process from beginning to end.

These are just some of the career opportunities available to project managers in construction. Contact us today to find your next role and take your career to the next level.

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