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Construction Managers

Also Known as: Site Manager, Construction Project Manager, Construction Superintendent, Project Manager, Field Project Manager

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Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Top Skills for this Job

  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Coordination
  • Time Management
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning

Top Tasks for this Job

  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
  • Plan, organize, or direct activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Develop or implement quality control programs.
  • Develop or implement environmental protection programs.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Perform, or contract others to perform, pre-building assessments, such as conceptual cost estimating, rough order of magnitude estimating, feasibility, or energy efficiency, environmental, and sustainability assessments.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper construction procedures are being followed.
  • Prepare contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.
  • Implement new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction site emergencies.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.
  • Apply for and obtain all necessary permits or licenses.
  • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computer models.
  • Contract or oversee craft work, such as painting or plumbing.

Top Education for this Job

  • Building and Construction
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mechanical
  • Computers and Electronics

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