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Project manager; Project leader; Project director; Project administrator.


This professional plans, coordinates and carries out the follow-up of the technical and human resources involved in projects the outcome of which is a product or service. The project manager, in addition to developing the product or service, is in charge of the follow up and achievement of any other parameters that make up the project, such as staying within budget, meeting deadlines and safety standards, respecting the environment and preventing risk in the workplace. This occupation is gaining increasing importance as a result of the new ways in which work is being organised, which entails that most companies now operate on a project basis .


  • Project definition:
    Help customers accurately define the project, that is, its goals and strategy and the action philosophy of all parties involved.
    Check that the design created by the draughtsman (the professional who implements and designs the product or service to come out of the project) meets client requriements.
  • Coordinate the different actors and control the resources invested into the project:
    In charge of supplies, that is, contracting the necessary services and material units on behalf of the client to enable the achievement of the objectives defined in the project.
    Draw up a sensitivity analysis to anticipate whether, as a result of the activities implemented or potential events, there may be a risk of non-fulfilment of objectives. Propose corrective measures if need be.
    Define the tasks to be implemented, within a suitable timeframe, to obtain licences and/or patents.
    Establish which information and communication system must be used to ensure that all parties have access to the necessary information to carry out their duties; document all actions taken to ensure consistency and traceability throughout.
    Draw up a procedures manual defining the operating systems to be used and decisions to be taken by each party.
  • Follow-up of the project:
    In charge of ensuring that quality standards are met with regard to environmental regulations and the prevention of risk in the workplace.
    Carry out the follow up of project costs, starting with a primary assessment of investments made and subsequently checking that expenditures match forecasted costs throughout the entire lifecycle of the project.
    In charge of all direct communications with the client and establishing appropriate communication systems (meetings, periodic project reports).
    In charge of the reception and assessment of the end-result. Receive the end-product or service of the project on behalf of the customer, checking the quality of completion and leaving it in perfect condition, ready to be used by the recipient with utter reliability. In addition, assess the work done to draw conclusions which will help improve future projects.

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