Working with a Construction Project Manager

Working with a Construction Project Manager

Construction projects are complicated beasts. Budget, time management, workload and planning the process are essential components, and they require exceptional management. A great construction project manager will combine their in-depth industry knowledge with the soft skills needed to manage people and practical skills to manage finances and timeframes.

Here are the five essential skills your Project Manager must have:

Clear Communication

 Every good project manager must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with people at every level of the project. There are many stakeholders involved in every build; they will need to be kept informed of every development.

 A good construction project manager can stay in touch with every person involved in the project. They work closely with those on the ground to get updates on what is happening or to break down information into manageable tasks and delegate out appropriately. 

Risk Management

 Risk management should be an essential skill for any good project manager. Risks may not always be urgent, but the project may fail if they are not taken seriously. If something goes wrong, the blame will fall on the shoulders of the project manager who didn’t spot or act on the risk.

 A good project manager will turn to their team for advice, will have created a culture where people can raise issues, big or small, early in the project. If your team is able to predict issues, then they can plan for them. 


 Project managers are likely managing a full team of people across various sections of the build; they need to be able to lead with confidence. With so many moving parts in a construction project, the project manager needs to be able to lead with confidence and be prepared for every eventuality. 

 A good construction project manager understands that although it is one large construction project, it can be broken down into hundreds of smaller projects running simultaneously. Each of these projects needs to be aligned, and only a strong leader can do that.

Expert knowledge

 Keeping on top of the latest developments in the construction industry is a top priority for a construction project manager. From sustainability to new technology, the best project managers are on top of these trends and know-how to bring them into every construction project. 

Our Project Management Service begins at conception stage and remains in place through to project closeout and end of defects liability period. All options are explored on your behalf at project conception and presented to you in the form of a feasibility study. Our emphasis is on ensuring that you receive the best value for your investment.

At Chancery Group, we believe in working hard to make progress in the most cost-effective manner rather than working hard to fix expensive, preventable mistakes. Our team specializes in Chartered Quantity Surveying, Cost Consulting Services, Construction Project Management Services, Project Management Surveying and Chartered Engineering Services.

We provide these services across the Republic of Ireland to a wide variety of clients in the private and public sectors, including developers, main contractors, specialist subcontractors, government agencies, religious orders, court services and commercial enterprises. To find out more about our services, contact us via email or call us on 057 9352340.