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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.

I regularly use the skills I learned on the MSc because the range of modules on the course links in perfectly with the industry and consulting environment. Not only is the construction knowledge important, but additional skills learned through non-construction related modules are arguably the most critical.

Stuart Teare, MSc Project Management (Construction), full time

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 use the knowledge and skills I learnt on the MSc course on a daily basis. I’m now working as a Project Manager for a project management and development management consultancy firm in London called Buro Four, and I’m currently working on two city centre commercial office developments for this leading London developer.

James Clarke, MSc Project Management (Construction), part time

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).