Construction project management: A great career choice

25/11/2022

A construction project manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing construction projects. They work with other members of the construction team to ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the required specification. 

Construction project management is a great career choice for several reasons. Firstly, playing a direct role in putting a roof over people’s heads makes it a rewarding industry to work in. Secondly, construction project managers are in high demand due to the current skills shortage in the UK construction industry and the sheer population increase, meaning that houses have never been in greater demand.  

construction site workers Let’s explore more about the role of a construction project manager and how what skills you can learn from completing an MSc Construction Project Management degree at the University of Bolton.  

Why Study MSc Construction Project Management? 
 
There are several reasons why you should consider studying MSc Construction Project Management at the University of Bolton:  

- We have an excellent reputation in this field 
- The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers; you will gain professional membership with these organisations 
- You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a successful career in construction project management 

Course Content... 

The MSc Construction Project Management course at Bolton University consists of various taught modules, which are followed by a research dissertation. Modules include:  
- Construction Management  
- Project Management 
- Sustainable Contruction  
- Group Project  
- Dissertation 

Role of a Construction Project Manager  

The role of a construction project manager is to plan, coordinate, and oversee construction projects. They work with other members of the construction team to ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the required specification.  

A construction project manager must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as they will be liaising with different members of the construction team on a daily basis. They must also be able to work well under pressure as construction projects can often be fast-paced and high-pressure environments.  

In addition to these skills, a construction project manager must also have a strong technical understanding of the construction process as they will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the project are completed to a high standard.  

Interested in pursuing a career as a site manager, for example? At the University of Bolton, we can help support your ambitions in this challenging and in-demand field. Find out more about our master’s degree in construction project management by viewing our full details.  

For more information, please contact us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call us on 01204 903807; please remember we are here to help. 

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