Careers in Construction
With a degree in construction you can go on to have a wide and varied career. Many of our graduates work in project management roles, ensuring construction projects are completed according to specification and in accordance with all safety guidelines.
Building Project Manager
As a Building Project Manager you will be responsible for the timely completion of construction projects and for making sure that they are completed according to the clients' specification. You will have overall responsibility for budgets, planning and management of the project and you will most likely be involved in more than one project at a time. You will provide independent professional advice, represent the needs of your client and maintain records of expenditure and costing.
Site Managers have an organisational, technical and supervisory role in construction projects. As part of the management team, they are partly responsible for site safety, security and the organisation of material and human resources. As a Site Manager you will apply designs and plans of the construction site and liaise with sub-contractors for the project. On a day-to-day basis you might be involved in surveying the site, planning the programme of work, ensuring the calculations of required materials and drawings are correct, and general day-to-day management of the site.
Typical starting salary: £14,040 - £20,000
Average UK salary range: £14,040 - £55,120
Robert Gordon University Graduates
Some of our graduates have gone on to be:
- Project Manager with Bovis Lend Lease in Western Australia
- Commercial Engineer with Consafe Engineering Services in Aberdeen
- Assistant Site Manager with Robertson Construction in Aberdeen
- Civil Engineer Technician with Cameron Ross in Aberdeen
- Graduate Project Manager with Davis Langdon in Glasgow