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TCL Talks: Lucrative Careers in Construction

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The field of construction generates many career opportunities for all levels of skills and education. Today, we at the TCL Learning Academy, would like to highlight a few of the jobs at the higher end of the remuneration scheme in the construction industry (based on our own research).  

ARCHITECTS:

An architect is a person who plans, designs, and oversees the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design and construction of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use. Professionally, an architect's decisions affect public safety, and thus an architect must undergo specialized training consisting of advanced education and a practicum (or internship) for practical experience to earn a license to practice architecture. 
An architect of a project generally receives 1 - 4% of the total project's estimated cost.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architect

 

PROJECT ENGINEERS:

The role of the project engineer can often be described as that of a liaison between the project management and the engineering/technical disciplines involved in a project. The project engineer is also often the primary technical point of contact for the c.

A project engineer's responsibilities include schedule preparation, pre-planning and resource forecasting for engineering and other technical activities relating to the project. They may also be in charge of performance management of vendors. They assure the accuracy of financial forecasts, which tie-in to project schedules. They ensure projects are completed according to project plans. Project engineers manage project team resources and training and develop extensive project management experience and expertise. When project teams are structured so that multiple specialty disciplines report to the project engineer, then two important responsibilities of the project engineer are inter-discipline coordination and overall quality control of the work.

Project Engineers generally make 0.5 - 2% of the projects estimated cost as their earnings.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_engineering

 

PROJECT MANAGER:

Project management is the process and activity of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals in scientific or daily problems. A project is a temporary endeavour designed to produce a unique product, service or result  with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honouring the preconceived constraints. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary — and more ambitious — challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives.

The income of a Project manager was more difficult to confirm, our research revealed that it usually ranges between $10,000.00 to $30,000.00 TTD dependant on complexity of project as well as estimated time frame for completion.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_management

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