A senior construction project manager performs general oversight of many of the duties and tasks that must be accomplished in the construction, renovation, or restructuring of a property. They must be organized and able to delegate tasks and responsibilities to subordinate project managers, contractors, and laborers. A senior construction project manager's responsibilities cover a number of areas, including permitting, programming, design, and construction itself. Because the senior construction project manager is responsible for the project's end product, they must have a deep understanding of each phase of the construction process, including architectural design and blueprinting. In addition, a senior construction project manager communicates a great deal with architects, clients, vendors of the products they are using, and subordinate staff; much of the time, the individual is reporting progress on a project or task or asking others for the status of certain jobs.
A senior construction project manager must have extensive experience with all areas of construction, and they must be comfortable managing many staff and the business side of construction.At least a high school degree is necessary, although candidates most likely need an associate's or bachelor’s degree.
Senior Project Manager, Construction Tasks
- Oversee budgets, including tracking metrics and updating equipment logs.
- Lead meetings to ensure budget, user needs and schedule are met.
- Organize and manage staff, contractors and schedules for construction projects.
- Prepare documentation like scope of work, contracts, purchase orders, reports and budgets.