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Construction Managers

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Direct and supervise construction or related workers.
    • Prepare contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.
    • 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.
    • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
    • Implement new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction site emergencies.
    • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper construction procedures are being followed.
    • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations.
    • Develop or implement quality control programs.
    • Requisition supplies or materials to complete construction projects.
    • Determine labor requirements for dispatching workers to construction sites.
    • Contract or oversee craft work, such as painting or plumbing.
    • 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.
    • Develop or implement environmental protection programs.
    • Apply for and obtain all necessary permits or licenses.
    • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computer models.
    • Apply green building strategies to reduce energy costs or minimize carbon output or other sources of harm to the environment.
    • Secure third-party verification from sources, such as Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED), to ensure responsible design and building activities or to achieve favorable LEED ratings for building projects.
    • Develop construction budgets to compare green and non-green construction alternatives, in terms of short-term costs, long-term costs, or environmental impacts.
    • Implement training programs on environmentally responsible building topics to update employee skills and knowledge.
    • Direct acquisition of land for construction projects.

    Skills

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 93280/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 44.85/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 15,050
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,260

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: 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

    Tools

    • Personal computers
    • Gas detectors
    • Digital cameras
    • Airships
    • Aircraft guidance systems

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Document management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Cloud-based data access and sharing software

    Tags

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    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.

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