Are you looking for a job in construction? Read on to find out more about the jobs market and your construction career.
Are you looking for contract positions or full-time jobs in construction management? On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about finding jobs in construction, including details on the qualifications you’ll need.
Which companies are hiring construction managers?
Construction manager vacancies are advertised by most heavy industry, major oil and gas, engineering or mining facilities worldwide. There is a global demand for this role so it’s common for employers to recruit new talent internationally.
Typical employers include:
Heavy industry and construction facilities
Operating companies (usually oil companies) that hold exploration and production licences
Power & Utilities companies
Heavy industry and construction facilities
Major contractors and companies offering specialist technical services
Airswift is a recruitment company that has helped source construction managers worldwide for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on understanding the demanding nature of the energy, process and infrastructure sectors.
Airswift is a global entity with headquarters in Asia, North America and the UK. Local delivery is supported by more than 60 regional offices worldwide. We can help you find onshore and offshore construction manager jobs in countries all over the world.
If your job requires you to relocate overseas, we can make the transition as smooth as possible. We can provide support for travel, documentation, housing and more.
What does a construction manager job involve?
There is a great deal of construction work involved across the lifecycle of an engineering project. From initial builds to maintaining, renovating, or refitting facilities, construction plays a vital role in the industry.
A construction manager will work with other stakeholders to manage construction workers, materials, tools, plant and equipment for the duration of the project.
A key part of the role is helping to keep workers safe on the construction site, and developing 'best practice' processes, procedures and systems. A successful construction manager is one who supports safe and effective execution of large-scale construction plans both onshore and offshore.
Working as a construction manager means your skills and expertise will be utilised across a range of projects internationally. You would also be expected to be fully involved in the lifecycle of a project starting in the bid phase through execution.
Responsibilities of a construction manager typically include:
Adhering to all company safety policies and procedures
Field implementation of construction programs and coordination of field activities
Liaison with other stakeholders. This could include engineering teams, cost estimators, equipment operators, iron and steel workers, and solar photovoltaic installers, depending on the nature of the project
Supervision and coordination of third party contractors in the field
Day to day scheduling and coordination with regions
Undertaking technical analyses to prepare recommendations for actions
Performing preliminary facility inspections to support programs
Daily cost tracking and manpower scheduling
Procedure development and contingency plan development
Identifying and implementing job training requirements for projects
What qualifications do I need to become a construction manager?
This is an advanced role so you will require a good mix of experience alongside multiple qualifications and skills.
IT Literate (Excel/Word/Powerpoint etc) with experience in Management Databases
High school diploma or equivalent - many jobs also require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Several years of experience in the energy or construction industry
Fully conversant with project management systems with extensive knowledge of construction / commissioning practices and procedures
Ability to determine job priorities, allocate resources to the highest priority assignments and adjust work schedules to meet changing needs
Ability to network with various disciplines to best allocate available resources
Develop customer relations
Cross border working mentality
Job planning and create work activity schedules
Good communication and influencing skills
Excellent supervising skills
Proficiency in software systems.
To work offshore, you must have the Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training Certificate (BOSIET). Many people do the course at their own expense before looking for work. In other cases, some companies sponsor new employees through the course.
Are you an employer looking for a construction manager?
If you’re an employer or hiring manager looking for talent to fill your construction manager positions, we can help. Airswift can take care of all details when it comes to HR such as:
This will give you more time to run your business.
Get started with your job search by uploading your CV on this page. We look forward to helping you find your next job!
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