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"Construction Manager"

Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:


Plan, direct, coordinate, or budget, 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, and implementation. Part 1 Duties / Tasks Part 2 Activities Part 3 Skills Part 4 Abilities Part 5 Knowledge / Experience

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Construction Manager"


1) Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines. 2) Determine labor requirements and dispatch workers to construction sites. 3) Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations. 4) Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer. 5) Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors. 6) Obtain all necessary permits and licenses. 7) Direct and supervise workers. 8) Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods. 9) Select, contract, and oversee workers who complete specific pieces of the project, such as painting or plumbing. 10) Requisition supplies and materials to complete construction projects. 11) Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports. 12) Develop and implement quality control programs. 13) Take actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site.

14) Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems. 15) Plan, organize, and direct activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. 16) Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out. 17) Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computers. 18) Direct acquisition of land for construction projects.

"Construction Manager"
Job Description and Typical Daily Activities - Part 2 Part 1 Duties / Tasks Part 2 Activities Part 3 Skills Part 4 Abilities Part 5 Knowledge / Experience

Job Activities for: "Construction Manager"


1) Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. 2) Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. 3) Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 4) Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. 5) Scheduling Work and Activities -- Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 6) Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 6) Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

7) Communicating with Persons Outside Organization -- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. 8) Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. 9) Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. 10) Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information-- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. 11) Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. 12) Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. 13) Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others -- Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. 14) Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 15) Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 16) Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others -- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. 17) Performing Administrative Activities -- Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 18) Developing Objectives and Strategies -- Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 19) Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 20) Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

21) Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People -- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. 22) Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates -- Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. 23) Monitoring and Controlling Resources -- Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. 24) Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 25) Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. 26) Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. 27) Performing for or Working Directly with the Public -- Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.