Project Managers take responsibility for the delivery of a project including planning, co-ordination and financial control. They manage a project from the initial decision through to successful completion, on time and within budget. They hold initial discussions with the client, undertake planning, provide estimates of expenditure involved, select and lead a project team, recruit staff, order the materials and control all activities relating to the project. They manage relationships with the client throughout the project and are responsible for reporting on, and resolving, any issues that may arise. Project Managers typically work Monday to Friday, deadlines can sometimes mean working long hours, including evenings and weekends.
It is possible to enter after A Levels or equivalent and study toward a part-time qualification. Most enter at graduate level, courses included Construction Management, Building Studies and Building Engineering. To qualify for a degree or HND you will need 5 or more GCSE"s grades A-C and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent, such as the CBE Diploma.
Communication skills, organised, problem solving, people management, negotiation skills
Salaries range between £25,000 to more than £75,000 a year