Construction Manager

Construction Managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish. They oversee all contractors, workers, and interact with clients and other stakeholders during a construction project.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Construction Manager is leading a project that meets criteria for LEED Building Design and Construction certification. As a LEED Accredited Professional, the Construction Manager pursues the necessary sustainability actions to reach the Platinum certification as specified in the contract. The actions include making sure the teams and laborers are minimizing waste, pollution, and emissions, recycling and reusing materials from locally sourced products, implementing a renewable energy system, and maximizing energy efficiency.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, cost tracking reports, contracts, and negotiation revisions.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, environmental regulations, or other regulations.
  • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper construction procedures are being followed.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Construction Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Superintendent, General Contractor, Job Superintendent, Project Executive, Project Manager, Project Superintendent

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$89,300

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree, Certified Construction Manager Certificate (recommended), Associate Constructor Certificate (recommended), Professional Constructor Certificate (recommended), Licensure, Continuing Education Credits

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Management Skills, Communication Skills, Technical Skills, Time Management, Organizational Skills, Troubleshooting, Critical-Thinking Skills, Safety Protocols

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Architects, Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect, Engineering Director