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Project Manager

The Client and Project Manager

Chartered Quantity Surveyors are increasingly acting as project managers; in some cases the same firm of Chartered Quantity Surveyors may also provide the traditional Quantity Surveying services for a single project.

Typically, Project Managers will be appointed at the beginning of a project and will assist the Client in developing the project brief and then selecting, appointing and co-ordinating the project team. The Project Manager will usually represent the client throughout the full development process; managing the inputs from the client, design consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.

See 'Projects' page for examples of projects where Johnstons have been Project Managers.

The activities most commonly involved with project management are:

  • identifying and developing the client brief
  • leading and managing project teams
  • identifying and managing project risks
  • establishing communication and management protocols
  • managing the feasibility and strategy stages
  • establishing the project budget and project programme
  • co-ordinating legal and other regulatory consents
  • advising on the selection/appointment of the project team
  • managing the integration and flow of design information
  • managing the preparation of design and construction programmes/schedules and critical path method networks
  • advising on alternative procurement strategies
  • conducting tender evaluation and contractor selection
  • establishing time, cost, quality and function control benchmarks
  • controlling, monitoring and reporting on project progress
  • administering consultancy and construction contracts

The benefits to our clients include:

  • better risk management
  • improved financial management
  • enhanced programme management
  • improved decision making