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.
Median Annual Wage: $85,630
Education: Bachelor's degree (76%); Some college, no degree (12%); Post-secondary certificate (4%)
Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Related Job Titles: Project Manager; Construction Foreman; Construction Superintendent; Project Superintendent; Construction Manager; Concrete Foreman; Construction Area Manager; General Contractor; Job Superintendent; Project Executive
Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, or other regulations.
Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.
Plan, organize, or direct activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.
Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper construction procedures are being followed.
Prepare contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.
Develop or implement quality control programs.
Develop or implement environmental protection programs.
Implement new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction site emergencies.
Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.
Perform or contract others to perform prebuilding assessments, such as conceptual cost estimating, rough order of magnitude estimating, feasibility, or energy efficiency, environmental, and sustainability assessments.
Apply for and obtain all necessary permits or licenses.
Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computer models.
Contract or oversee craft work, such as painting or plumbing.