Project managers are well-versed in many of the most important aspects of company’s success. They are the company’s eyes and ears on project sites, ensuring work is done according to plan, managing and motivating team members and working with office staff and vendors to coordinate successful project installations and site management. Professionals in these positions have normally advanced in their careers after mastering various field tasks including safety compliance, equipment operation, project installation, landscape management, etc. They regularly draw upon strengths in problem-solving, detail management, and working with people.
Project Manager Essentials
- Medical coverage
- Paid vacation time
An associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree, in horticulture or landscape contracting, is preferred
*Median salaries and benefits should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, type of business, employee’s experience, etc. and benefits vary among employers.
Phil Gillio, Project Manager
Often running from site to site, Phil says he never finds himself looking at the clock and wishing for the day to end. It is usually him looking at the clock saying, "I can’t believe its time to go home."