Construction Project Manager

Primary Purpose of the Role

The Project Manager is to deliver large single projects or multiple on-going projects, to the specified quality, the required programme and to the maximum commercial performance. The role also involves working closely with the Estimating Department, engineers and surveyors to ensure that projects are completed in a safe manner, whilst ensuring customer requirements and expectations are always maintained or exceeded.

Key Accountabilities

  • • Monitoring and controlling project costs and producing reports to Seniors Managers/Directors on project performance, efficient team building and labour organisation as required.
  • • Develop engineering solutions in order that a buildable cost-effective construction solution is delivered that fulfils the client’s requirements
  • • Build and maintain good relationships with the customer, framework suppliers and design consultants
  • • Chair site meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions.
  • • Maintaining Site Records and communications between all parties involved on the contract.
  • • Develop and maintain construction programmes with Ashcourt staff.
  • • Review and Monitor Project progress, budget resources and forward planning.
  • • Ensure production and implementation of Project Plans, risk assessments, method statements, site waste management plans, and procurement of plant and materials are in line with company procedures
  • • Review work packages and ensure scope of work is clearly defined and understood.
  • • Organisation and control of both direct labour and Subcontractors.
  • • Deliver projects from design phase to completion including all handover documentation and ensure defect / snag free completion.
  • • Establish standards of quality on site and ensure delivery of a quality build in accordance with the project specifications / requirements.
  • • Be responsible for producing ITP’s and ensure they are signed off by relevant parties
  • • Ensure that the QA File is produced and maintained
  • • Raise and close out any technical queries
  • • Ensure as builts and O&M manuals are submitted to client on completion
  • • Prepare comprehensive estimates for additional work outside target costs
  • • Assist with estimating new tenders
  • • Chase potential new clients




Degree/HNC in Construction / Civil Engineering, or equivalent

Extensive experience of managing projects within a civils/construction environment

Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, Design Management, Programme & Risk Management and cost control.

Experience of use of Planning Software – Microsoft Project


Knowledge of the NEC contract including the Early Warning and Compensation Event mechanisms

Knowledge of JCT form of contract


Extensive Knowledge of Workplace Safety


CSCS – Managers Card


NEBOSH Construction Certificate


3 Day First Aider





Ashcourt Company Procedures / Ashcourt Integrated Management System



Ashcourt Commercial Software Usage – Sage / Eque2



Conquest Estimating Package Usage




Specific Skills/Knowledge/Competencies



Comprehensive knowledge of the industry


Ability to manage and deliver a successful project with minimal guidance 

Ability to challenge designs and resolve problems to conclusion


Problem solving and analytical thinking


Excellent communication, people and team management skills, with the ability to influence, motivate and mentor, with all levels of personnel

Excellent IT skills and knowledge of relevant software

Excellent team player whilst also holding the ability to work independently on own initiative

Strong planning/organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and meet project deadlines

Commercial awareness

Trust/confidence/discretion always