Recruitment solutions for Project Managers.

Deliver your projects on time and within budget by recruiting the right Project Managers for your construction projects by using Strategic Resourcing.

A great project starts with the right Manager

Tired of sifting through endless resumes for qualified construction Project Managers? We understand the pressure to find skilled professionals who can deliver projects on time, within budget and to the highest standards.

Strategic Resourcing takes the headache out of recruitment for Project Managers. Our platform connects you with a network of construction industry experts who understand your specific needs.

What is a Project Manager?

A Construction Project Manager role entails the planning, organisation, coordination, control and oversight of a construction project from inception to completion.

The construction industry relies heavily on the expertise of Project Managers as they oversee the entire life cycle from the initial planning stages right through to completion. This includes supervising workers, materials, subcontractors, risk and safety management, as well as planning and scheduling of key project milestones. work together harmoniously to achieve the final product.

The challenges recruiting for Project Managers.

In the UK, the construction industry faces a double-edged sword – a growing demand for skilled construction Project Managers coupled with a shrinking pool of available talent. While there are currently an estimated 83,100 construction project managers in the UK, this number represents a significant decline from the 107,500 reported in Q4 of 2021.

This decline in available talent can be attributed to several factors. One reason is an aging workforce with many experienced project managers approaching retirement. Another factor is a lack of young people entering the construction field. The skills gap is impacting Project Manager roles and this is backed by 30% of project managers thinking the skills gap is only ‘getting worse and not improving’.

Streamlining your recruitment for Project Managers.

With the Project Managers on the decline, it’s important to streamline your recruitment process and make it as simple as possible to engage with candidates during the recruitment process.

The Strategic Resourcing platform enables you to manage applications, shortlist candidates and control the interview process all in one central location. Our recruitment partners specialise in construction and are always on hand to answer any queries with our chat feature.

Our partners are experts in their field and understand the requirements needed for successful Project Managers to be managing your sites. They focus on presenting you with only the top 3 candidates per vacancy, ensuring a swift and efficient recruitment experience.

This approach not only saves you time by eliminating the need to sift through countless CVs but also enhances the candidate experience by speeding up their hiring process.

FAQs: What are the benefits of hiring a Construction Project Manager?

What are the benefits of hiring a Construction Project Manager?

Hiring a construction project manager brings a wealth of benefits. They manage costs, ensure efficient resource use and keep the project on schedule and budget. Their risk management skills minimise disruptions, while clear communication keeps everyone on the same page.

What qualifications do Construction Project Managers need?

Becoming a Construction Project Manager requires a blend of academic background, practical experience and potential certifications.

A bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering, architecture or a similar field provides a strong foundation in the technical aspects of construction. However, employers highly value hands-on experience. Ideally, you'll have several years working your way up from field engineer or project coordinator roles. This experience allows you to understand the intricacies of construction projects from the ground up.

Earning certifications can further enhance your resume and showcase your commitment to professional development. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification demonstrates expertise in general project management principles, while the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification signifies knowledge of sustainable building practices. These credentials can give you a competitive edge in the job market.

How much does a Construction Project Manager make?

The salary of a Construction Project Manager can vary depending on several factors, including experience, location, industry, project type and size.

However, to give you a general idea, according to the average salary for a Construction Project Manager in the UK is around £58,701 per year.

What are some common challenges faced by Construction Project Managers?

Some challenges faced by Project Managers are keeping costs in check, as unforeseen circumstances, fluctuating material prices and project scope changes can easily lead to budget overruns.

Project managers must be cost control experts, employing value engineering strategies to ensure the project remains financially sound. Sticking to schedule is another challenge. Bad weather, the current crisis with material shortages, labour disputes and permitting delays can all derail the timeline. Here, strong scheduling and time management skills are crucial for mitigating disruptions and getting the project back on track.

What skills are important for a Project Manager?

A Construction Project Manager's success hinges on a unique blend of technical knowledge and soft skills. They need a firm grasp of construction fundamentals, building codes and materials to effectively interpret plans and make sound decisions. But technical expertise alone isn't enough. Project Managers need strong project management skills to plan, schedule and budget accordingly. They keep the project financially sound and on track whilst leading and motivating a team.

Effective communication is another essential skill for a project manager. They bridge the gap between stakeholders, ensuring everyone from clients and architects to engineers and subcontractors are aligned and informed. This requires clear communication along with problem-solving skills and critical thinking.

Moreover, negotiation skills come into play when securing contracts with vendors and subcontractors, ensuring they get the best deals while maintaining clear and enforceable agreements. Finally, safety is paramount. Project managers prioritise worker safety by implementing protocols, conducting inspections, and creating a hazard-free work environment.

Start hiring Project Managers today!

With Strategic Resourcing We aim to make the recruitment process an enjoyable and exciting process. Trying to Project Managers to work for your company can be tiresome and lengthy in most cases. We want you to experience the enjoyment of building a dream team for your construction company.

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