17/02/2021

What Does a Successful Graduate Construction Manager Look Like? (Essential Traits)

The MSc Construction Project Management course at the University of Bolton is recognised for quality, detail and depth within the sector. As a leading Manchester university that puts students, and their needs first, there’s nowhere better to train in this exciting field.

Now is a great time to improve your skills, as a number of hotspots are creating increasing graduate construction manager jobs and national leadership opportunities. Construction project manager graduates who have trained at master’s level will be in demand, but having the right soft skills will also be key.

Here are some of the important traits that every graduate construction manager should have:

Excellent communication

As a project leader, it is your job to liaise with, support and manage various teams of people. Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills are paramount, as is your ability to listen to others and take on board feedback. These skills not only apply to your in-house dealings, but will be necessary for handling external partners and suppliers.

Ability to delegate

Being able to delegate workloads effectively is essential when it comes to ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. Your organisation and forward planning abilities will be put to the test when you enrol for our course, and our dedicated course tutors will help you hone your understanding of construction timelines and entire project lifecycles.

Great at problem-solving

Working as a graduate construction manager can be challenging but rewarding. You’ll be dealing with multi-faceted and complex processes, where setbacks can occur at any point. To be successful, you’ll need to keep a cool head and be able to work your way around or find new solutions when the going gets tough.

Deeply values collaboration

Nothing is more important than teamwork in large-scale building projects. A great leader not only has teamwork skills to work harmoniously with others, but they must also be an advocator and promoter of collaborative methods. They must put value on this way of working and encourage their teams to collaborate better, with the goal of achieving better results.

If this sounds like you, enrol at the University of Bolton in 2021. We’ve been teaching this subject for over 25 years, and are in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality* and the Top 50 UK Universities.**

Our comprehensive business network means that students are well-received within the industry, with many students go on to secure graduate construction manager jobs with leading national and international companies. We pride ourselves on delivering #UniAsItShouldBe, helping students reach their career goals. That’s why we’ve also been voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction for three years running!^

To find out more about enrolling in in 2021, head over to our course page.

* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 2019
** The Guardian University League Tables 2021
^ Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019, North West region

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