A day in the life of a NVR (Ryan Homes) project manager typically goes something like this: You arrive to the site early (7AM), you review your schedules, check your calendar for appointments, update your rain log/BMP map and walk your houses under construction. In the first walk of the day, you send out contacts to contractors scheduled to ensure you're hitting your schedule appropriately and order any necessary materials needed to keep all critical tasks moving. Throughout the day, you're typically solving a lot of problems, making lists for contractors and answering emails, phone calls and texts. Towards the end of the day you will confirm work is being completed correctly and your next contractor is going to hit the schedule. This job is very rewarding when you see the complete product and a happy homeowner. Management is very hands off; they will let you learn and grow. As long as you are getting your work done, there are no issues. The hardest part of the job is keeping unreliable contractors on schedule and ensuring their work is completed with 100% quality and in a reasonable amount of time. It is a great job for anyone who hates sitting behind a desk. You're out in the field all the time, which is great.
Stress, heavy work loads and high pressure