What is a Graduate Construction Manager?

A Construction Manager is a professional who is responsible for running and managing a construction site.

What does a Graduate Construction Manager do?

Once you've qualified and gained the necessary experience and knowledge, you'd be responsible for developing a strategy for making the project happen, and you'd also be tasked with preparing the site and liaising with other construction professionals before the work starts.

However, when you're starting out your career as a Construction Manager, you'll be required to undertake the following tasks:

  • Maintaining documentation and schedules

  • Assisting with checking and approving architect and engineer drawings

  • Resolving relatively minor issues

  • Working closely and effectively with internal customers and project

  • Learning about different areas of the business

What qualifications and skills are required to become a Graduate Construction Manager?

Due to this position's relative seniority, employers would usually look for Construction Management candidates with a degree in Construction Management, as well as previous experience within the construction industry, which can include an internship or work placement. It's also desirable, but not essential, to hold site-specific qualifications, such as SMSTS, CSCS and first aid.

Candidates should also be:

  • In possession of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Able to learn quickly

  • Good at problem solving

  • Knowledgable about the construction industry

  • Able to use Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Good at planning and prioritising workloads 

  • Self-motivated and confident

What is a Graduate Scheme?

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