Project Manager Job Description

Project Manager Job Description

A Project Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of a specific project.

They are involved with the planning, design, execution, monitoring and controlling aspects of each project – ensuring that it is completed on time and to budget.

A Project Manager can be responsible for one project or a portfolio of projects depending on their level of seniority and the requirements of the business.

From the inception of the project the Project Manager will:

  • Clarify all assumptions
  • Create a plan/timeline
  • Inform their team or their roles and responsibilities throughout the project
  • Manage the budget
  • Minimise risks
  • Ensure the goals of the project are met
  • Monitor progress

A Project Manager will normally work between 37 and 40 hours a week, however, during key stages of the project it can often be expected that the project manager will work additional hours including evenings and weekends.

Junior Project Managers should expect to be looking at job descriptions offering around £30,000 with more experience Project Managers looking at salaries of around £50,000.

A Project manager should ideally:

  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Have good analysis skills
  • Have a great grasp of budgeting
  • Be good time manager
  • Be Prince2 qualified

Project Managers work across all industry sectors from IT to finance to retail and beyond. The majority of Project Manager Jobs are situated in and around London.