EVERY CONSTRUCTION or refurbishment project is unique, in its specific requirements and challenges.
Accordingly, each project requires a broad range of skills and experience — which a professional project manager needs to be able to deliver.
So what is it you should be looking for, when appointing a Project Manager?
Below is a checklist covering the skills your project manager needs to bring to the table — thereby, ensuring the successful delivery of your next project.
- Formulate a comprehensive project brief in consultation with you, as the Client. This brief would involve obtaining valuable input from those handling the marketing of the “end product”.
- Review in detail the financial feasibility and scope any potential project risks.
- Outline the range of expertise required to deliver the project on time and within the budget.
- Identify and appoint of the appropriate consultants.
- Co-ordinate and manage the various consultants (planners/ architects/engineers etc).
- Co-ordinate all necessary approvals with Statutory bodies.
- Manage, co-ordinate and review of all design drawings, specifications and tender documentation.
- Identify suitable builders to partake in a tender, or direct negotiation.
- Manage the builder’s appointment, including commercial negotiation and execution of contract.
- Ongoing co-ordination and management of the builder and your consultant team.
- Financial and contractual management of the overall project.
- Continuous progress reports to you and any other stakeholders throughout the project.
- Manage the project handover, any defects and their rectification.
Bottom Line: Most importantly, your project manager must be able to deliver the finished project with skill, certainty, professionalism — whilst remaining flexible to the changing needs of the project, at all times.