Construction Managers

Also called: Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Manager

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.
KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • product and service development
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people
ABILITIES

Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • HCSS HeavyJob
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Yardi software
Cloud-based data access and sharing software
  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft SharePoint
EDUCATION


bachelor's degree usually needed SEARCH ALL PROGRAMS & MAJORS SEARCH COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
JOB OUTLOOK


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New job opportunities are very likely in the future.


Salary:
High: $172,040.00
Median: $104,900.00
Low: $64,480.00
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