How To Achieve A Successful Career In Construction Project Management .

More than twenty-nine (29) years ago, I began my career in project management as an engineer in the construction industry in the Philippines.

Then, I went to work abroad in the year 2007 with a construction company and now I’m currently employed with a design & consultancy company since the year 2009 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Why I’m telling you this?

Because looking back then, developing your project management skills can be a long, one-way career path.

Meaning, you can become good at managing construction projects through exposure of one construction project after the other.

But NOT anymore for you, because I’m going to show you the career path so you can take the necessary preparation to become effective and successful in the construction industry in a short period of time. 

The good news is, there are standards in project management where you can learn step by step and apply these tools and techniques, and best practices to your projects...

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Training & Development: A Misunderstood Requirement in the Construction Industry

Who’s responsible for employee training and development?

How about your professional growth?

Who says so when it comes to competency, training, and career development?

What is the standard of quality?

Now you will know. Let me explain below...

 

Introduction

Training, Awareness, and Competency can be measured with a set of standards and procedures to determine the level of quality compliance an organization had achieve.

And ISO 9001 is the only standard for the construction industry and for many businesses because of simplicity and success in the past several decades.

It holds through for every company in the construction industry whether the Owner, the Consultant/Designer, or the Contractor - certified or NOT.

Here is a summary of the training requirements from ISO 9001, Training & Development:  Competence, Awareness, and Training.

The ISO 9001 quality standards states:

  1. Define the knowledge and skill needed for each...
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Advance Your Skills in Construction Projects Based on International Standards and Best Practice

Become a competent project manager, engineer, architect, and construction professional. Lead your project to success when you enroll in the below training:

I. PROJECT MANAGERS COURSE [PMC], Online Training

[40% Early Bird @ PHP 10,500.0 from PHP17,500.0 till October 5, 2020 ]

Duration: 4-10 weeks extendable + Course assessment 

Course Overview:

You will learn...

Course 1: Fundamentals of Managing Construction Projects

You will learn the Fundamenta principles of Quality & Conformance; Project Stakeholders; Communication & Coordination; Managing Project Scheduling & Control; Project Teams; Project Estimating & Cost Management; and Managing Project Health, Safety, and Environment and many more..,

Course 2. Planning of Quality

Understanding the owner's project requirements. Project Quality Systems, International Standards for Projects. Top management leadership responsibility. Quality Policy, Project Quality Objectives, Project teams. Cost of...
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10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career.

A dream career is pervasive promising hard work and endurance will grant wealth and achievements to anyone. What happens when your view of professional success fails.

Is there a hope that overcomes this unreliable, mistakenly trusted world view on career success?  

To find out let’s begin…

  1. It all begins after graduation from college

Looking back exactly 29 years ago, I’d discovered it all begins after college. 

You will be given an equal opportunity to define your future - but only YOU can do that.

 I got married to my wife for 29 years already before I even graduated from my degree. I learned my lessons the hard way.

I learned that if you only put your heart and your mind into it anything you want in life is possible.

Moreover, your result does not determine the school, honor, or recognition you receive during your college days.

What matters is the "training and education" you will acquire later on as you move on to achieve your...

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Project Management Skills: Key To Project Success.

As you enter the professional field, it gets even and plain because of new challenges in an unfamiliar work environment.

At this juncture, how you will differentiate yourself from the rest in your field is all that matters for your future career.

 Let me tell you why?


Always ask questions with what, why, and how.

Developing your construction engineering and project management skills by “investing in yourself “is a crucial component to stay ahead of the competition and increase your chances of career and personal success.

Learning and development must be a personal matter & a critical decision to make if you want the maximum benefits of professional growth and achievements.

Some employers, however, they want to train employees to be more productive and streamline company processes, resulting in a better bottom line. On the other hand, training sponsored by an employer does NOT always translate training objective into higher levels of satisfaction...

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Smart Steps to Take Before, During, and After Training.

As you enter the professional field, it gets even and plain because of new challenges in an unfamiliar work environment.

At this juncture, how you will differentiate yourself from the rest in your field is all that matters for your future career.

 Let me tell you why?


Always ask questions with what, why, and how.

Developing your construction engineering and project management skills by “investing in yourself “is a crucial component to stay ahead of the competition and increase your chances of career and personal success.

Learning and development must be a personal matter & a critical decision to make if you want the maximum benefits of professional growth and achievements.

Some employers, however, they want to train employees to be more productive and streamline company processes, resulting in a better bottom line. On the other hand, training sponsored by an employer does NOT always translate training objective into higher levels of satisfaction...

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Get CERTIFIED in Project Management, Construction, and Engineering Projects.

Get the latest training Master Certificate Program in Project Management, Construction, and Engineering Projects to get certified ...

Here are the two(2) training you can avail:

A. Master Certificate in Advanced Project Management[MCAPM]

(Click the highlighted links for details of training)

How it works:

Project Managers Course = [Online (3-7 weeks long) + Course Assessment] + 2 DAY Practical Classroom Training

Below are the training certificates you will receive:

  • Project Managers Course [after the Online training]
  • Master Certificate in Advanced Project Management [after the 2 Day Classroom training]
  • Certification Card [after the 2 Day Classroom training]

Note: You can opt for the ONLINE only version of this training MCAPM


B. Master Certificate in Advanced Construction Management[MCACM]

How it works:

Advanced Construction Project Management = [Online(2-4 weeks long) + Course Assessment] + 2 DAY Practical Classroom Training

Below are the training certificates you...

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Smart Steps to Take Before, During, and After Training.

As you enter the professional field, it gets even and plain because of new challenges in an unfamiliar work environment.

At this juncture, how you will differentiate yourself from the rest in your field is all that matters for your future career.

 Let me tell you why?


Always ask questions with what, why, and how.

Developing your construction engineering and project management skills by “investing in yourself “is a crucial component to stay ahead of the competition and increase your chances of career and personal success.

Learning and development must be a personal matter & a critical decision to make if you want the maximum benefits of professional growth and achievements.

Some employers, however, they want to train employees to be more productive and streamline company processes, resulting in a better bottom line. On the other hand, training sponsored by an employer does NOT always translate training objective into higher levels of satisfaction...

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How Your Salary Depends Significantly On Project Complexity and Project Management Skills.

Traditional Project Management CAN NOT solve PROJECT COMPLEXITY most of the time.

One organization may be continually successful with a small project because of familiarity with it using traditional project management.

With the evolving construction and engineering project requirements, compliance, and changing project environment -  these project complexity will force company, project team, and project professionals to change drastically their approach to project management to achieve a successful project.

On the other hand, these project complexity introduces an opportunity to engineers, architects, engineering graduates, contractors, consultants, and construction professionals through a career path development linking evaluation of job specifications on the new requirements of project management positions.

The below Figure shows the relation of Project Size to Project Complexity and Salary Increase

General application of the illustration indicates in the example:

  1. For...
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How To Build An Ultimate Career Advantage in Construction & Engineering Projects.

Have you ever wondered why few engineers and construction professionals became successful in project management while most are NOT satisfied with the result they got?

And despite the unique opportunities for a project manager, project engineer, and site engineer, whether in national or abroad,  it seems only some were able to fill up and enjoy the benefits of these unique positions.

In contrast, no matter how good you become with your experience, but without formal training in construction project management, your career path to success is limited.

Is there something you should know and do to become competent in project management to fast-track your career, get your dream job, and triple your income quickly in your engineering field?

I became an accidental project manager at twenty eight (28) years old;  something I never thought to be a career advantage in my engineering profession even to this day.

My passion about project management have culminated...

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