Construction Project Manager Cover Letter
Construction Project Managers supervise construction projects from start to finish, ensuring that all projects are completed within the proposed time and budgetary constraints. Construction Project Managers possess the keen ability to be able to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
A candidate’s cover letter is the first thing a hiring manager will be exposed to during the applicant selection process. Because so many applicants are applying for the same position, it is important for your cover letter to show off your skills and prior work experiences efficiently so that at a quick glance, the hiring manager can determine whether or not you are a good fit for the position.
Job descriptions for Construction Project Manager roles highlight such responsibilities as:
- Hiring, training, and supervising all building superintendents, porters and maintenance staff
- Negotiating contracts with vendors and contractors
- Developing and writing scopes of work for capital improvement projects
- Ensuring that all work being performed conforms to the standards of the contract
An example cover letter of a Construction Project Manager which highlights an applicant’s relevant skills and experiences appear below. Also, be sure to check out our extensive Construction Project Manager resume samples.
Dear Mr. Moses Wilson:
With a proven background as a Construction Project Manager with over 10 years experience providing solutions for general contracting, engineering, and construction firms, I posses a record of success analyzing operations, then designing and instituting Program Management methodologies that work to improve efficiency and reduce costs. I have a strong background in Resort/High End Residential Development and Civil Engineering.
My leadership style focuses on engaging team members to communicate, dynamically solve problems and deliver the highest quality solutions. I am currently seeking to provide your organization with the above skills as Construction Project Manager.
A sample of key contributions includes:
- Coordinated successful project completion with cross functional teams including sales, marketing, finance, and club management.
- Generated approximately $25M in lot sales revenue in 2004 and $105M in 2005-2006.
- Oversaw approximately $8-10M in construction in 2004 and $40M in 2005-2006.
- Successfully completed 3 large scales, mass grading projects for the Nature Conservancy for the Truckee River. Utilized innovative storm water pollution control methods.
- Delivered all 3 projects on time and substantially below budget. Generated 5-10% over anticipated profits.
I am able to successfully present complex ideas with a high degree of clarity and recognize and properly lead change in all types of organizations. I have devoted my career to developing proven strategies in order to meet or exceed client expectations.
Please accept this letter and enclosed resume as an introduction to my skills and background. For a more detailed presentation of my offerings, feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule a conference. Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to our conversation.
41 Geranium Ave
Cessnock NSW 2325
M: 0000 000 000
321 Pine Road
Newcastle NSW 2300
Dear Mr Jones
Re: Construction Project Manager position
I am writing to apply for the position of Construction Project Manager, as advertised on SEEK.
Having worked in construction and engineering project management for the past eight years, I bring extensive knowledge and experience to all projects I oversee. After completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology majoring in civil engineering, I continued on with postgraduate study to further my project management skills, and have an ongoing commitment to professional development.
I have held several roles in construction engineering and project management, with almost four years’ experience in a senior project management role. My leadership and communication skills have provided me with the ability to consistently complete projects within time and budget, and to motivate teams to achieve maximal efficiency.
My high level of organisation is a natural aptitude that I have been able to build on throughout my broad industry experience. I pride myself on my ability to minimise risk in all projects I manage and my conflict resolution skills have been invaluable to both my teams and clients.
I am looking for a role that will continue to expand my capabilities and challenge me in a positive way. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the advertised role with you further and look forward to hearing from you.