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If you are looking for a rewarding career, consider one in construction project management. This blog contains information on what the role entails and why studying an MSc Construction Project Management is a great option.
What Does A Construction Project Manager Do?
The role involves leading and overseeing the successful completion of different building projects. You will work with architects and other engineering professionals to develop the project plan, distribute resources and ensure its timely completion.
Other responsibilities will include budgeting, effective management of employees, monitoring, and evaluation of the progress, and ensuring the project delivers the expected results. These may seem overwhelming, but Bolton University's MSc Construction Project Management degree has you covered.
It is a High-in-Demand Profession
Construction project managers are listed on the UK's critical employment list. Estimates indicate job vacancies will increase 11% faster than average until 2030. Legislation like the sixth carbon budget demands the UK lower its carbon emission by 78 % by 2035. This requires the construction of new buildings and improving current infrastructure to be more energy efficient and sustainable.
The average salary of a construction manager is £64,859 per year. With an MSc in Construction Project Management, you can expect the figure to rise to £72,969 per year, given the extra responsibilities.
Since construction project manager jobs are on UK's critical employment list, companies are willing to do anything to retain talent. Additionally, construction projects take time to complete, so you are guaranteed to be on the job for a long time.
You Directly Impact Lives
Your work will directly impact your end-users' lives. Construction project managers are responsible for multiple projects, including schools, hospitals and residential buildings. Additionally, you are directly contributing to environmental conservation efforts through sustainable buildings, improving the quality of life for future generations.
You Will Never Get Bored
Despite attending several office meetings and continuous planning, you also have the opportunity to visit different construction sites. Each project offers unique challenges, meaning you will always have something new to do; a rewarding, challenging career.
Successful project managers always know what is going on at the site. Take time to familiarise yourself with your workers, understand their challenges and help them manage difficult situations. You can also assist in some of the work. This ensures team morale is high and your project will meet its deadlines.
Consult With Other Professionals
Good construction project managers know there is always something new to learn. Ask questions from your fellow professionals and continue improving your qualifications to remain relevant.
Approach challenges head-on and fix them before they become an issue. This requires constant monitoring and evaluation to ensure project excellence.
- The course content follows the Chartered Institute of Building's (CIOB) definition of construction project management that encompasses the entire project lifecycle, from inception to recycling. Your study modules include construction management, project management, and sustainable construction to equip you with relevant skills for current and future industry opportunities
- You can apply for full corporate membership with the CIOB upon successful completion of the course and appropriate experience
- We have an excellent reputation in this field and pledge to prepare you to become employment-ready in the industry
- You will benefit from regular small group tutorials, real case studies, and seminars with industry experts, giving you maximum knowledge opportunities for your speciality
If you want to further your construction management career, click here to view the full course details of our MSc Construction Project Management programme.
Contact us at email@example.com or call 01204 903807 for more information. We are committed to supporting your ambitions in this high-in-demand field.
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