A construction project manager's primary responsibility is to ensure that construction occurs according to schedule and within budgetary guidelines without sacrificing quality.
Construction project managers communicate time lines and budgetary constraints with carpenters, roofers, plasterers, electricians, plumbers, painters, and heating, cooling, refrigeration and ventilation contractors responsible for completing a phase of a project. During each phase, the project manager monitors the progress of the project and handles issues that develop along the way.
Construction project managers need organizational, and communication, problem-solving and time-management skills for success in the field. A familiarity with different areas of construction as well as federal, state and local workplace safety and building codes is also necessary.
Eco World Development Group prefer construction project managers to hold a four-year bachelor's degree in any of the following fields; construction management, civil engineering, building and construction science. Some employers also consider those with a degree in architecture or engineering with additional experience or coursework in accounting and business.