Management jobs are in demand and a great long-term career choice.
Choosing to up your game and make a career as a Project Manager person is a great way to grow with the industry, and gain knowledge about managing projects and personnel, as well as dealing with the ever changing environment when doing construction and especially custom installations. You can have a thriving career working for some of the premier companies thanks to the constant and steady growth custom projects.
What Does a Project Manager Do?
A Project manager is the person who closely tracks projects as they progress through construction and interacts with other trades, general contractor and our own operations team to insure that everything we need and do is done in a timely and efficient manner.
Employers and clients benefit greatly by having qualified Project Managers.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Project Manager?
We complete a wide range of specific tasks to ensure that all aspects of the client’s project are going smoothly. You interact with internal sales people, operations staff, scheduling and material management. For many companies the Project Manager is the person who does the scheduling and material management on the jobs they manage. Additionally, you are the person who interacts with the client, their general contractor and associated trades that have systems will interact with ours.
And of course, do documentation and billing of our work.
Are there Education Requirements for Project Manager Jobs?
You must at least a GED or a high school diploma to be considered. Most likely you will have some advanced education in the areas of Project Management, Business, Engineering, or Accounting. You must have a valid driver’s license. In addition, you should to have a good fundamental knowledge of Business, Electronic, Construction and Project Management, and be familiar with reading and understanding rules, laws and codes. Being a good and quick and constant learner is a must for this position.
If you want to stand out and accelerate your advancement in this field, additional certifications can help to land the most valuable clients. Additional qualifications include:
Bachelor’s or associate degrees in Electrical Engineering, Business or Accounting.
What Skills Do I Need?
You should have a good foundational knowledge of the Project Management, and should have a basic understanding of how construction process works.
You also need to have strong written and verbal communication skills, as you will need to interact with team members, clients, and management. As you progress, it is vital to have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
What Salary Can I Expect?
The average annual compensation in Oregon and SW Washington is $55,000.
Working for a company in Oregon who has project-ready clients will be able to earn you $26 to $50 per hour, depending on experience, licenses and certifications held.
The value of experience cannot be emphasized enough, which is working for a 4security.org member company like this can get you in the door and on projects much quicker to gain that experience. As you gain experience and develop leadership skills, anyone starting out as a Project Management role can progress to roles like Sales and engineering, or even Principal
By working as a Project Management Person for an 4security.org member company you will be continuously introduced to new technologies and improving your opportunities in the field.