CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS


DESCRIPTION

Construction mangers plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. They also participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems. 
  • 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.  

SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

  • Infrared camera — Thermal imaging cameras 
  • Level sensors or transmitters — Transit levels 
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers 
  • Personal computers — Pocket personal computers PC 
  • Scanners — Large-format scanners

AT A GLANCE

AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGE

The average annual wage is $89,300 or $42.93/hour.

SALARY RANGE

Annual salaries range betweeen $53,740 and $158,330.

JOB OPENINGS (THROUGH 2026)

33,200

DEMAND (THROUGH 2026)

★★✩ High

EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIRED

On average, 76% had a bachelors degree. 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.