Appointing a project manager

The aim of this publication is to provide practical advice and guidance to individuals and organisations involved in the commissioning or procurement of project management services as well as RICS members in England and Wales undertaking the role of project manager in relation to building works contracts.

The role of the project manager covers a wide range of possible services and projects from the smallest residential scheme through to larger infrastructure projects. The responsibilities of the project manager will be defined initially by the professional appointment under which they are employed and then by the form of building contract used for the works.

Health warning: While the content of this guidance note contains textual material which is still current and able to be used in practice, it is acknowledged that a number of references in the Appendices are now out of date and need to be changed to reflect the subsequent publication of other documents.