Construction Managers
SOC: 11-9021.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Brickmason Contractor
  • Bridges and Buildings Supervisor
  • Building Construction Contractor
  • Cement Contractor
  • Concrete Foreman
  • Construction Area Manager
  • Construction Consultant
  • Construction Contractor
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Construction Director
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Construction Trades Contractor
  • Constructor
  • Contractor
  • Developer
  • Drilling and Production Superintendent
  • Drywall Contractor
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Energy Efficient Site Manager
  • Environmental Construction Engineer
  • Environmental Construction Program Manager
  • Excavating Contractor
  • General Contractor
  • General Superintendent
  • Home Improvement Contractor
  • House Wrecker
  • Job Superintendent
  • Land Developer
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Maintenance of Way Superintendent
  • Masonry Contractor
  • Masonry Contractor Administrator
  • Mine Superintendent
  • Mine Supervisor
  • Painting Contractor
  • Paperhanger Contractor
  • Paving Contractor
  • Plastering Contractor
  • Plumbing and Heating Contractor
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Project Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Project Specialist
  • Project Superintendent
  • Property Developer
  • Railroad Construction Director
  • Road Contractor
  • Roofing Contractor
  • Senior Site Manager
  • Sewer Contractor
  • Sheet Metal Contractor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervising Technical Operator
  • Solar Commercial Installation Electrician Manager
  • Street Contractor
  • Street Supervisor
  • Utility Division Project Manager
  • Weatherization Operations Manager
  • Wrecker


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount 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.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Determine labor requirements for dispatching workers to construction sites.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, or other regulations.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Requisition supplies or materials to complete construction projects.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Develop or implement quality control programs.
  • Direct acquisition of land for construction projects.
  • Apply green building strategies to reduce energy costs or minimize carbon output or other sources of harm to the environment.
  • Develop construction budgets that compare green and non-green construction alternatives in terms of short-term costs, long-term costs, or environmental impacts.
  • Develop or implement environmental protection programs.
  • Implement training programs on environmentally responsible building topics to update employee skills and knowledge.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.
  • 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.
  • Procure Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) or other environmentally certified professionals to ensure responsible design and building activities or to achieve favorable LEED ratings for building projects.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Direct and supervise construction or related workers.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Laptop computers
  • Large-format scanners
  • Lasers
  • Levels
  • Personal computers
  • Pocket personal computers PC
  • Transit levels
  • AEC Software FastTrack Schedule
  • ArenaSoft Estimating
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Axios Systems assyst
  • Bechtel Software SETROUTE
  • Cadsoft Design/Build
  • CBS ProLog Manager
  • Computer aided design and drafting software CADD
  • CSI WSE CodeBuddy
  • Daily Manager
  • Database software
  • Email software
  • Explorer Engineer
  • HCSS HeavyBid
  • HCSS HeavyJob
  • IMPACT software
  • Integrated construction management software
  • Internet browser software
  • Intuit QuickBase
  • ISS Construction Manager
  • Jobber Computer Plus
  • Lombardi Teamworks
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Presentation software
  • Profitool GearWatch
  • Profitool software (human resources feature)
  • Profitool software (time accounting feature)
  • Quantum Software Solutions Quantum Project Manager
  • Sage 100 Contractor
  • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate
  • SAP software
  • Scheduling software
  • Site Manager
  • SRC Cash Flow Forecasting
  • UDA Technologies ConstructionSuite
  • VirtualBoss


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020