Construction managers are responsible for the practical side of managing and planning every stage of the building process.
- Handling health and safety on a project
- Setting bench marks of work to be done
- Setting and agreeing budgets for the work
- Managing and recruiting staff for the project
- Being directly responsible for the work being carried out and the decision making
- Working on-site - inspecting work, checking materials and their delivery and storage, checking everyone is following safety rules
- Working in the office - dealing with contracts, working with clients, holding meetings to keep the project on time and on budget
- Work closely with architects and construction engineering professionals on a project.
- Newly trained construction managers can earn in the region of £25,000 - £35,000
- Trained with experience construction managers can earn in the region of £35,000 - £48,000
- Senior, chartered or master construction managers can earn in the region of £48,000 - £60,000
Qualifications & TrainingDegrees that can lead to a position as a construction manager include building management, engineering, construction management, project management and building studies. It’s a good idea to check your qualification is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building