Construction managers, also known as site managers or site agents, supervise and direct operations on a construction project to make sure it is completed safely, on time and within budget.
In this job you will need to be a 'people person'. You will need to be a creative problem solver. You will also need to be good at organising and planning.
Day-to-day duties include discussing plans with architects and surveyors, planning work schedules, hiring staff and running onsite offices and monitoring progress, costs and quality.
Construction managers will also be expected to make sure the work meets legal requirements and building regulations.
To get into this job you would usually need to have a relevant foundation degree, HNC/HND or degree, or several years' experience in the building industry. You could also come into this job from a background as an estimator, a building technician or a site supervisor.