There are a multitude of CV templates for you to choose from but sometimes sitting down to write a list of duties, skills, competencies and experience can seem like a daunting task, and one which we all put off doing. Here’s a practical guide for what to include as a site manager within the construction industry.
Construction managers play a pivotal role within any property project, their day to day remit encompasses a variety of responsibilities. When you’re updating your CV it’s easy to forget to include some aspects of your duties, here a summary of the key duties:
- Discussing plans with architects, surveyors and buyers before building work starts.
- Planning work schedule (sometimes using project management software).
- Preparing the site by hiring staff, installing temporary office, taking delivery of materials.
- Working closely with the site workforce once building is underway.
- Monitoring progress, costs and checking quality.
- Making sure the work meets legal requirements and Building Regulations.
- Reporting regularly to the client.
- Main point of contact for subcontractors and the general public.
You’ll need to include a summary of skills and knowledge, which may include:
- Excellent people skills to work with staff at all levels.
- A creative approach to problem solving.
- The ability to motivate your team.
- Excellent organisational and planning skills.
- The ability to take on responsibility and make decisions.
- Good maths and IT skills.
- An in-depth knowledge of building methods.
- Awareness of health and safety.
You may want to split your skills and experience into specific management skills:
- Excellent leadership skills and ability to build teams, resolve conflict, motivate and develop
- Ability to plan, organize, monitor and if necessary take corrective action on projects.
- A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of related company management systems.
- Able to react quickly and effectively when dealing with challenging situations.
- Can control multiple construction projects simultaneously.
- Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize and plan effectively.
- Proven problem solving abilities, able to identify, assess, evaluate and resolve issues.
- Ability to co-ordinate, control and monitor all sub-contractors' activities on site.
- Recommending ways of improving the use of staff, materials, equipment.
- Extensive knowledge of building legislation and regulations.
- Up to date with the latest developments and technologies in the construction industry.
- Practical construction knowledge and be able to work from drawings.
- Experience of acquiring land for construction projects.
- Good at logistics, planning and problem-solving.
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