Construction Project Manager



We are looking for an experienced Project manager to join our Habens Team! Our Construction Project Managers are responsible for planning and overseeing our projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. As a project manager, you’d liaise with clients and construction professionals to arrange schedules and direct activities.

If you’re an experienced and dedicated project manager, DM Habens is a great company for you.


As a project manager you will be responsible for helping to keep projects on a realistic timescale and budget. This involves selecting and leading a project team and ensuring you are aware of all details so you can keep a client up to date.

The job role of a project manager involves the following duties:

  • plan and coordinate a project from start to finish, including organising the schedule of work, and working alongside our Quantity Surveyors for costings and budget
  • plan the work and oversee the buying of necessary materials and equipment
  • manage staff for the project
  • manage the construction site on a day-to-day basis, including supervising the labour force, monitoring subcontractors, checking materials, inspecting work and overseeing quality control
  • ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget by setting benchmarks, agreeing budgets and monitoring progress
  • check design documents with architects, surveyors and engineers
  • promote and maintain health and safety to our ISO45001 Standards, including site inspections to ensure safety rules are being followed
  • Utilise our Construction Software Procore to write reports, Issue RFI, Observations etc.
  • maintain regular communication and attend meetings with clients and their representatives to inform them of progress on the project
  • communicate with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and others involved in the project
  • deal with any unexpected problems that may occur during the project
  • Successfully manage several projects simultaneously

About Us

DM Habens is a leading construction company specialising in public sector and commercial construction projects in the South of England. Our clients include County Councils, Local Authorities, NHS hospitals and primary care units, schools, colleges and churches. We also undertake work in the
commercial sector.

The company commenced trading in 1984 under the name of D.M.Habens. As a construction company we have steadily grown in a controlled manner over the years and in 1998 become a limited company. We have a good reputation as a construction company, and regularly execute projects for, Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth Diocese, Portsmouth NHS, Surrey & Borders NHS, and also directly for local schools, churches and architects.

Our head office is based in Southsea, Portsmouth along with our multiple construction sites across the South-Coast and Hampshire. Within our head office, you will be working in a team of 13 including administration, quantity surveyors, project managers and the directors.

DM Habens is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in employment in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion or belief, colour, sex, within the company. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on grounds not relevant to good employment practice. A complete copy of DM Habens (The Builder) Ltd equal opportunities policy is available on request.


  • Proven experience as Construction Project Manager
  • Willingness to follow ISO45001 Health & Safety guidelines at all times
  • Relevant H&S Training eg: SMSTS, First Aid, Manual Handling etc.


HNC or degree in a relevant subject, such as:

  • construction management
  • building management
  • building studies
  • project management


You’ll need to show:

  • strong communication skills – for liaising with a range of clients, professionals and workers on site
  • leadership skills and an ability to motivate your team to ensure a high standard of work
  • excellent planning and organisational skills – for writing and monitoring project plans and schedules and utilising time and resources effectively
  • resilience and problem-solving skills – in order to overcome unexpected challenges during the construction process
  • an ability to make decisions under pressure, so that the project can progress
  • strong attention to detail for conducting site inspections and managing complex contracts
  • an awareness of health and safety procedures and legislation – for running a safe construction site
  • sound commercial awareness – to allocate and manage your budget effectively and to understand client concerns
  • numerical and IT skills, including knowledge of relevant building methods and project management software to manage information and finances during the project.