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Career Details :: Construction Managers
Plan, direct, coordinate, or budget, 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, and implementation.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Plans, organizes, and directs activities concerned with construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems.
- Investigates reports of damage at construction sites to ensure proper procedures are being carried out.
- Dispatches workers to construction sites to work on specified project.
- Formulates reports concerning such areas as work progress, costs, and scheduling.
- Studies job specifications to plan and approve construction of project.
- Directs and supervises workers on construction site to ensure project meets specifications.
- Contracts workers to perform construction work in accordance with specifications.
- Interprets and explains plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients.
- Requisitions supplies and materials to complete construction project.
- Inspects and reviews construction work, repair projects, and reports to ensure work conforms to specifications.
- Confers with supervisory personnel to discuss such matters as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
- Appraisers, Real Estate
- Construction and Building Inspectors
- Cost Estimators
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Construction Trades Workers
- Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
- Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
- Range Managers
General Work Activities
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Coordinating Work & Activities of Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Guiding, Directing & Motivating Subordinates
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Management of Personnel Resources
- Product Inspection
- Time Management
- Judgment and Decision Making
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Job-Required Social Interaction