What does a Construction Project Manager do?

Construction project managers are responsible for ensuring the timely and costly completion of construction projects by overseeing all phases of the project. This entails working with a variety of stakeholders to schedule and plan work, coordinate equipment and materials, operate within budget, and monitor overall progress. Construction project managers are ofterntimes at the construction site for much of the work week.

Construction project managers generally need to have a Bachelor's degree in building construction, construction management, civil engineering, or architecture. Construction project managers must be comfortable delegating and have strong leadership skills.

  • Determine and define scope of work and deliverables
  • Predict resources needed to complete project
  • Obtain necessary permits, approvals, and other regulatory prerequisites
  • Draft and submit budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Manage costs in order to meet budget
  • Provide direction over contracts and subcontracts
  • Manage construction schedule and activities
  • Issue progress updates as needed regarding costs and timelines
  • Ensure work is done in compliance with all relevant building and safety codes
  • Select and manage subcontractor and supplier relationships
  • Coordinate efforts across entire project between architects, designers, engineers, and subcontractors
  • Bachelor's degree in Building Construction, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or Architecture
  • 5-7 years of experience in project management within construction
  • Comfortable reading and understading blueprints and drawings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and general computer software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction, engineering, and architecture principles
  • Ability to budget, schedule, negotiate, and control costs
  • High degree of familiarity with contract and subcontract documents, terms, and conditions
  • Strong leadership and management skills
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Construction Project Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$6,238 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$3K
Median: $6K
$16K
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Construction Project Manager Career Path

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Construction Project Manager
$72,300/yr
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“Good Company to bulid career and experience”

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18 Dec 2019

“Its expensive but good insurance.”

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1 Nov 2021

“Excellent project and milestone production incentives.”

ECO Roof and SolarECO Roof and Solar
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29 Jun 2021

“gas is not covered for travel”

CianbroCianbro
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23 Jan 2021

“Travel pay compensation was great”

BES Design-BuildBES Design-Build
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16 Feb 2021

“Good People to work for”

Moss Building & DesignMoss Building & Design
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19 Feb 2021

“Good work with interesting projects”

Scottish WaterScottish Water
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17 Sep 2021

“Great people to work with”

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