What is the Function of a Construction Manager?
10 August 2012
Author: Bill Wynn
One of the professions that Project Resource specialises in supplying to employers are Construction Managers. We always have jobs for Construction Managers. Construction Managers can work in either contract jobs or permanent jobs. Construction Management is a high demand, low supply profession in the UK, meaning it's a great career to get into if you want to be in demand, receive good pay and have lots of job options.
So what are the functions of a Construction Manager?
Construction Management is the overall planning, coordination and control of a project from inception to completion aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project.
Construction Management is project management that applies to the construction sector.
The functions of construction management typically include the following:
- Specifying project objectives and plans including delineation of scope, budgeting, scheduling, setting performance requirements, and selecting project participants.
- Maximizing resource efficiency through procurement of labour, materials and equipment.
- Implementing various operations through proper coordination and control of planning, design, estimating, contracting and construction in the entire process.
- Developing effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts.
What are the main responsibilities of a Construction Manager?
The most common responsibilities of a Construction Manager can be classified as follows:
- Project Management;
- Cost Management;
- Time Management;
- Quality Management;
- Contract Administration;
- Safety Management; and
- Construction management Professional Practice (which includes specific activities like defining the responsibilities and management structure of the project management team, organizing and leading by implementing project controls, defining roles and responsibilities and developing communication protocols, and identifying elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims.
For those currently looking for a job as a Construction Manager, there could not be a better time. The sector is growing, and there are plenty of opportunities available. Check out our top Construction Manager jobs, or call our teams around the UK (links below) to talk over your job search or job vacancy requirements.
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