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Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish. Construction managers also hire and supervise workers, estimate project costs, determine schedules, report progress, and ensure that safety codes are met.
WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?
- Business skills: Construction managers address budget matters and coordinate and supervise workers. Choosing competent staff and establishing good working relationships with them is critical.
- Customer-service skills: Construction managers are in constant contact with owners, inspectors, and the public. They must form good working relationships with these people and ensure their needs are met.
- Leadership skills: Construction managers must effectively delegate tasks to construction workers, subcontractors, and other lower level managers.
- Technical skills: Construction managers must know construction methods and technologies, and must be able to interpret contracts and technical drawings.
- Time-management skills: Construction managers must meet deadlines. They ensure that construction phases are completed on time so that the next phase can begin as scheduled. For instance, a building’s foundation cannot be constructed until the land is completely excavated.
Construction managers typically must have a bachelor’s degree, and learn management techniques through on-the-job training.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
- You are good at problem solving.
- You like to work on teams.
- You like to build and design things.
WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?