How to Enter
There are no strict education requirements to be a Construction Project Manager because most people enter Project Management from other areas of the Residential or Commercial Construction industry. However, for Project Management jobs, many New Zealand employers prefer candidates with tertiary qualifications in a specific area of expertise, such as Construction or Project Management (PMI or PRINCE2).
The day-to-day responsibilities of a Construction Project Manager can include any of the following:
Communicating with project team, clients and internal/external stakeholders
Planning project deliverables
Managing project delivery timeline
Managing and reporting project budgets and resources
Producing and updating all project documentation to company/client standards
Managing project and administration team
Managing external vendors and that their services meet agreed specifications
As Construction Project Managers gain more experience, they can often expect to move to larger, more complex projects or projects with a higher risk or level of stakeholder. In many cases, Construction Project Managers can often progress to more senior Project Management, Programme Management or into operational management positions. Alternatively, some may also work as self-employed contractors.
120K – 180K per annum (NZD)