How to write a Construction Project Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Construction Project Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Construction Project Manager job titles

    Construction Project Manager
    Senior Construction Project Manager
    Commercial Construction Project Manager
    Project Manager
    Construction Manager

Construction Project Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Construction Project Manager job summary

Our multifamily residential construction business is looking for an experienced Construction Project Manager for new developments. The ideal candidate will harbour a passion for design and construction and devote their creativity to our projects. The Project Manager’s job is to oversee each project from conception to the finished structure, interfacing with both construction professionals and the client. You must be willing to travel to neighbouring cities to visit and work on job sites, so reliable transportation is a must. The position includes benefits, competitive salary and paid time off. The job includes both hands-on and administrative duties.

Construction Project Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Construction Project Manager responsibilities

    Work with the client from the start of each project to ensure you understand the project scope and vision
    Oversee the beginning of each turn-key project, including details like permit submission and design evaluations
    Create the schedule for each project and match talent to the job
    Process change orders
    Collaborate with the architect and construction crew to ensure feasibility of each project
    Conduct meetings on-site with architect, client and construction crew
    Negotiate with vendors, suppliers and subcontractors
    Prepare and submit project estimates to clients

Construction Project Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Construction Project Manager skills

    Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field of study
    7+ years’ experience in designing and building multifamily residences
    Ability to read blueprints, structural drawings and plan sets
    Advanced understanding of risk management policies and procedures
    Extensive experiencing managing budgets for large construction projects
    Strong knowledge of construction materials, processes and equipment

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