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Construction managers are responsible for plannning, managing and coordinating a construction project. Normally involved from the project’s initial conception, a construction manager has the task of ensuring that all project work is carried out according to the client’s specifications
This type of job usually necessitates working on more than one project at a time. Typical employers are building, construction and engineering firms, as well as local authorities. Duties include attending meetings, providing guidance, making sure certain quality standards are met, monitoring progress, making health and safety checks, and keeping financial records to do with expenditure, costing and billing
Successful candidates for management positions are usually those who have gained a satsifactory level of relevant experience at lower positions, such as that of assistant site manager or assistant quantity surveyor. Starting salaries are highest in London and York, with earnings of £33,500 and £32,500, respectively. Oxford offers graduates the lowest deal at £25,000, while Aberdeen provides the greatest earning potential, where salaries are in the £29,000 to £75,500 range.
Construction Managers control, supervise, handle projects, budgets and hire construction staff. They are construction project managers, with direct responsibility for all the work and decision making involved in any small or large scale projects. These managers are known as Site Agents, or Site Managers.
Their income varies, but it can become very lucrative, depending on the employer or the project size. Their time schedule is dictated by their current project and often requires them to work long, demanding hours. They travel to offsite client and project locations and often do so until the end of the development.
A Construction Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Preparing work schedules
• Hiring staff
• Reporting to employers
• Monitoring costs
• Checking quality
• Ensuring the project adheres to regulations
• Managing staff and contractors
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