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Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager job overview

A construction project manager oversees the entire building process for assigned projects from start to finish. They collaborate with clients, architects, engineers, upper management, and other project team members to determine deliverables and goals, produce a budget that aligns with the client’s expectations, organize and schedule construction, obtain permits, and negotiate vendor contracts to begin the build. Once the project is underway, they manage all general contractors and set expectations by enforcing site safety regulations and regular equipment maintenance. Construction project managers typically work off-site at a construction company office with occasional on-site visits.

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Construction Project Manager job summary

Are you a natural-born leader who loves managing hard-working teams? Our construction company needs an experienced construction project manager to supervise project plans and oversee general contractors to ensure their work is high-quality, finished efficiently, and within the predetermined budget. Jobseekers should love to problem-solve, delegate effectively, and have excellent communication skills. If you’re looking for a role where you can produce a successful project from beginning to end, this is the job for you. Apply today!


Ashburn, VA
Construction Project Manager responsibilities
  • Determine the project deliverables and specifications, including the project scope, necessary project resources, and estimated labor needed by collaborating with clients, engineers, and architects
  • Calculate the cost estimate of all project tasks and accurately manage the project budget
  • Plan and schedule the entire construction project, including construction operations and timelines to make sure project deadlines are met
  • Acquire the appropriate licenses and permits from the corresponding authorities and ensure construction is up to code
  • Work with general contractors, critical subcontractors, and external vendors to negotiate profitable contracts
  • Manage general contractors and construction workers and give guidance as needed to ensure high-quality project performance
  • Communicate the status of the building project to key stakeholders by providing regular progress reports
  • Put organizational systems into place to ensure tools, vehicles, and equipment are well-maintained, and schedule maintenance if needed
  • Prevent injuries, slowdowns, and project risks by demanding complete adherence to health and safety standards on construction sites, and reporting safety regulation issues promptly
Construction Project Manager qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or related fields
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience in construction management
  • OSHA 30 certification
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a bonus
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction industry and entire building process, including building codes, blueprints, permits, construction equipment, material resources, construction processes, and project management principles
  • Experience using construction or project management software preferred
  • Strong communication skills, leadership skills, organizational skills, problem-solving skills, and time-management skills
Construction Project Manager compensation

$89,938 (National Average)

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