Why Is a Project Manager Important In Construction?

Date: November 30, 2022

What is a project manager?

A project manager is a specialist who plans, organizes, and carries out projects while adhering to constraints like budgets and timelines.

The project manager is in charge of the budget, communication strategies, risk management, stakeholder management, and coordination with external teams and dependencies.


Why is the project manager so important.

Simply put, the project manager (PM) is in charge of overseeing every aspect of a construction project, including planning, execution, monitoring, control, and closure.

Project managers make sure that budgets and time-frames are adhered to. They ensure projects are completed on time while maintaining a positive client / workforce relationship.

A project manager's duties could include overseeing their team members' daily operations in addition to the project itself. 

They might need to inform their team of the day's events or make sure the proper building materials arrived on schedule at the site. 

PMs must regularly update the client on the status of the project as part of the monitoring process. In fact, liaising with clients is a big part of the role.


What are the key skills of a good Project Manager?

They’re likely to have substantial experience within the construction industry, which puts them in good stead for the role of project manager. 

However, there are a number of key skills required to be a good PM.


Financial Management:

One of the most essential aspects is financial management. It is common knowledge that construction projects frequently end up costing more than anticipated.  

Monitoring this, assisting with cost issues when necessary, and reporting to the client are all duties of the PM.


Time Management:

Time management is another crucial duty of a project manager. This has to do with money, because a project that takes longer to complete than expected will inevitably cost more. 

However, time management also fosters client confidence and ensures the on-site team is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible.


Leadership Skills:

A successful PM needs good leadership skills in order to manage and organize people, as well as skills in collaborative working so that positive relationships are built and maintained with suppliers and contractors.


In Summary:

Project managers may play a variety of roles within a given project, but their duties are essential to the project's overall success. 

They promote teamwork among colleagues and the workforce in order to produce a high-quality end product. 

In the construction industry, it takes a great team mentality to create something amazing, but it also takes a great manager to guide everyone toward that success.

Kate Hewitt - Project Manager

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