There are many roles in the construction industry which need people with a high level of management skills.
These people are qualified specialists in their area of work and are sometimes responsible for more than one project at the same time and for the teams of people who work on them. They may also be responsible for the management of systems such as Business Information Modelling (BIM). These specialists will be constantly checking to make sure that each project is progressing to time, on budget and to the customer requirements. They may have to make very quick decisions to solve issues and communicate these to the project team and the customer.
Civil engineering technicians put their science and technology know how to work on complicated construction posers – from how to widen a motorway to building the world's tallest structure.
A clerk of works – also known as a site inspector, construction inspector or building quality inspector – inspects the workmanship, quality and safety of work on a construction site and reports their findings to the client.
Senior managers are responsible for leading teams of people working on all kinds of construction projects. As the boss, he or she comes up with strategies for getting jobs done efficiently, then makes sure people follow them.
Compliance managers ensure that a business, its employees and its projects comply with all relevant regulations and specifications, as well as any ethical policies the company may have laid down.
3D visualisers bring the architect’s ideas to life, taking plans, architectural illustrations and other reference materials and using these to produce photo-realistic 3D images or animations of proposed buildings and developments.
Transport modellers use specialist computer software to help with the design and development of rail, road and air traffic models to forecast future usage, meaning potential problems can be predicted and avoided in advance.