What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Construction Project Manager in Lancaster:
"What to know if you become a Construction Manager."
Be prepared to learn something new everyday. You will never be bored. You will never see the same project twice.
Construction Project Manager in Washington:
"What To Know Before Starting."
To be a successful project manager, it is important to be receptive to the information provided by your mentor. It is important to understand the documentation and how it all relates to the contract and the billing. Ask your mentor to give you a flow chart to explain the inter relationship between the contract with the owner and subcontractor and how the filling process works. This will help you manage your subcontractors more effectively. Be sure to have mastery of the blueprints. This will help you write an effective scope of work for your subcontractors. If you do not know how to read blueprints, make sure you get training. In order to excel, be receptive to what you are told and ask as many questions as possible. You will make mistakes - take these positively and learn. Once you mess up a task once, you will likely not make the same mistake again.
Construction Project Manager in Seattle:
"People not projects."
The hardest part about being a project manager who is in charge of a group of people is not managing the project, it's managing the people. Dealing with the human resources side of being a manager takes more out of a manager than dealing with managing the project.
Construction Project Manager in Fort Collins:
"Start with a large company."
Study plans and specifications and spend a lot of time learning the intimate details of the job.
Construction Project Manager in Albuquerque:
Watch out being an unexpected surprise when hired. It quickly turns into a demanding expectation. If you are the only one putting in 50, 60, 70 hours a week, don't do it.
The company will keep piling more on you letting the others slack.
Do you share effectively and in a timely manner offer to help as long as it is appreciated. When it starts being demanded scale back.
All employers will get as much out of you as they can for as little as they can. Its not personal just watch how you let yourself get used.