One of the services that Watchdog provides is a dedicated on-site project manager. At various times, some of our clients require additional project managers to be at their job site full time. Why would a company choose to hire a dedicated on-site project manager from a third-party, rather than hire a new employee as part of their internal team? Here are a few reasons that justify this decision.
- When a company knows that they have an upcoming real estate construction project, but does not have ongoing real-estate construction projects that would justify hiring an additional employee, hiring a third-party project manager on a full-time basis is a good option. This way, companies don’t have incur the time and expense of the hiring and on-boarding process only to let an employee go when the project is completed several months later.
- When hiring a full-time project manager who is from an independent firm rather than adding a new employee to the company, the expense incurred becomes an expense of the project, rather than a capital expense. If full-time support is needed, but there is not budget or justification for a new employee, this can be a good workaround for adding resources.
- Having a third-party project manager that is solely dedicated to a particular client adds tremendous value. When project management is procured in this manner, the additional resource is fully incorporated and aligned with the company’s internal team. The additional resource of a project manager if entirely dedicated and available to the client. This proves to be vital to many projects that need this level of management.