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Construction Project Management career opportunities

What can you do with an MSc Construction Project Management from NTU?

Whether you want to project manage tomorrow’s mega-structures or spearhead affordable housing initiatives, NTU can help you unlock new opportunities. With strong alumni links and worldwide recognition from the industry you have every chance to develop a lasting career in construction project management.

Build your career with NTU

Our course offers excellent opportunities for career development and access to construction project management jobs. Recent NTU graduates from courses such as MSc Construction Management and MSc Project Management (Construction) have pursued careers with major international construction firms such as JLL (Switzerland), Turner & Townsend, National Grid, VINCI Construction, Balfour Beatty, Clegg, and Deloitte. Positions included Construction Project Manager, Cost Manager, Site Manager and Senior Project Manager.

Furthermore, NTU is highly regarded across the construction industry for the quality of its students and has a long history of successful student placement, improving the university’s reputation for project management and construction among employers. NTU is ranked 7th in the UK for Building by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018.

Personally I find listening to the interactive videos of other professionals who are working in the industry very interesting, informative and relevant. It serves as a constant reminder that the practical challenges which we are addressing throughout the module are current and the knowledge can therefore be taken into consideration during our daily interaction at work.

Online MSc Construction Project Management student

Construction project managers are in demand

The construction industry is thriving and this is generating an increasing demand for project managers at a national and international level to spearhead all types of building projects from landmark skyscrapers to sustainable housing and commercial developments.

According to the 2013 Project Management Talent Gap Report, the Project Management Institute (PMI) expects the creation of 15.7 million new project management roles globally by 2020.

NTU is committed to meeting the demand for construction project management experts by offering an online degree course that will equip you with the necessary hands-on skills to fulfil a broad range of construction project manager jobs.

With the commitment of our teaching staff, we’ll give you the necessary skills to ignite your passion and help you develop a meaningful future in construction project management.

Construction project manager job description

Construction project management jobs include a broad range of responsibilities:

Organising the build process, developing key milestones and understanding the timing of each stage of a project to ensure it is completed on time.

Resource allocation
All projects require resources, which could be bricks and mortar, or tools and basic amenities. The construction project manager needs to know what these are in advance, and make sure they are available.

Staff management
The construction project manager will recruit a suitable team of contractors at various points throughout a project, using different trades as and when required, while allocating tasks to relevant managers.

Setting benchmarks
Projects must be monitored continually and benchmarks set to gain a clear understanding of progress. This allows the construction project manager to keep projects on target to finish on time and within budget.

Budget management
The construction project manager is accountable for the financial planning of the project, and to avoid going over budget, continual forecasting is required. Keeping the team informed of forecasts and knowing the costs for unplanned construction work is also essential.

I have learnt quickly to prioritize and manage my time effectively which has not only had a positive impact on my work ethic but has also streamlined the way in which I work. The course thus far has given me vital knowledge in my chosen profession which I have been able to implement daily.

Aidan Munnelly (UK), Online MSc Construction Project Management

Start your journey today
To find out more about NTU’s online MSc Construction Project Management, complete our online form or call the admissions office on 0800 032 1180 (UK) or +44 (0)115 941 8419 (International).