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.
Also called: Construction Manager, Construction Superintendent, General Contractor, Project Manager

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • product and service development
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
    Project management software
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Autodesk Revit

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    some college
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