The Project Manager has the primary responsibility of planning a particular construction job and overseeing its progress along the way.
Project managers plan, coordinate, schedule, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish, and often collaborate with architects and engineers.
In addition, project managers administer a wide variety of projects, including the building of all types of public, residential, commercial, and industrial structures, as well as roads, monuments, and bridges. They oversee the construction phase of a project, although a project manager may also consult with the client during the design phase to help refine construction plans and control costs.
Project managers also oversee specialized contractors and other personnel. They schedule and coordinate all construction processes so that projects meet design specifications, to ensure that projects are completed on time. Some managers may be responsible for several projects at the same time.
Most project managers work closely with other building specialists, and trade workers, including plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and stonemasons. Depending on the project, project managers may interact with lawyers, local government officials, and building inspectors to ensure that all regulations are met.
To maximize efficiency and productivity, project managers often perform the tasks of a cost estimator to control and complete their projects within budget.
Some project managers are more successful than others. What makes the difference? We will review the top ten objectives of a project manager, and find out.