Construction Manager

Construction Manager

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Construction 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.

Working conditions


  1. Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  2. Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  3. Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.
  4. Direct and supervise construction or related workers.
  5. Prepare contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.
  6. Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
  7. Plan, organize, or direct activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.8.Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  8. Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations.
  9. Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper construction procedures are being followed.
  10. Implement new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction site emergencies.
  11. Develop or implement quality control programs.
  12. Requisition supplies or materials to complete construction projects.
  13. Determine labor requirements for dispatching workers to construction sites.
  14. Contract or oversee craft work, such as painting or plumbing.
  15. Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.
  16. 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.
  17. Develop or implement environmental protection programs.
  18. Apply for and obtain all necessary permits or licenses.
  19. Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computer models.See more occupations related to this task.

Top Skills

  • Building relationships. 
  • Verbal communication.
  • Problem solving.
  • Working with numbers.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Developing a plan.
  • Managing resources.
  • Delegating.
  • Making decisions.
  • Motivating others.


Bachelor degree in Construction and building Engineering

Average Salary​

14900/ Month

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