Modern construction is a complex, highly organised business that can deal with large capital investments, sophisticated construction techniques and highly skilled labour. Every construction project is different, with new challenges in planning, design, construction and commissioning.
A project manager takes overall responsibility for the planning, management, co-ordination and financial control of a construction project, whether it be a residential complex, hospital, football stadium or freeway extension.
They manage the overall time, cost and quality of the project, provide technical support to office staff, supervisors and suppliers, control and coordinate adherence to building codes and ensure client requirements are met in accordance with contract documentation.
Other responsibilities include scheduling construction job flow, selection of subcontractors and providing assistance with site inspections to determine site costs.
|On the job training|