What does a Construction Manager do?

  •  A construction manager, also known as a Site Manager, is required to supervise and direct various operations within a building project.
  • A Construction Manager must ensure a project is completed safely, making sure the project runs on time and within the allocated budget allowance. They typically come into the process quite early in the project so they can help the client with preliminary planning. They also help with aspects such as selecting an Architect and Contractor.
  • Construction Managers have an obligation to communicate with many different people. Therefore, people skills are essential.
  • Construction Managers must be able to motivate their team to ensure the project is completed to a high quality.
  • Construction Managers need to be creative in problem-solving to overcome any obstacles they may face in the process.


Duties of a Construction Manager

  • Project Management Planning: This involves planning the entire project and documenting all the jobs that must be completed. It helps allow for budgeting and access to materials that are required.
  • Cost Management: The expenses of each project must be efficiently managed throughout the process to ensure for adjustments for unexpected issues or difficulties.
  • Quality Management: A construction manager must make sure that the contractors employed for the project are completing it to a high-quality standard. Monitoring the process, costs and quality is all extremely critical.
  • Contract Administration: Extensive contracts with the client are all part of the project construction process. The contract provisions must be being met to ensure that all parties involved are satisfied.
  • Safety Management: As a construction site can be a dangerous place with many safety hazards, the building manager must ensure that correct processes are in place to make sure there are no accidents. The construction manager needs to ensure that the work meets all the legal requirements and Building Regulations.


What we can offer…

  • Overseeing and directing construction projects from conception to completion
  • Reviewing the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Overseeing all onsite and offsite construction to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors
  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory
  • Meet contractual conditions of performance
  • Review the work progress on daily / weekly basis
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Plan to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits & licences
  • Analyse, manage and mitigate risks