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0711 - Construction Managers

Construction managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a construction company or a construction department within a company, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and by construction departments of companies outside the construction industry.

  • Illustrative example(s)
    • commercial construction manager
    • construction manager
    • construction superintendent
    • general contractor
    • housing construction manager
    • industrial construction manager
    • pipeline construction manager
    • project manager, construction
    • residential construction manager
  • All examples
  • assistant manager, construction
  • bridge and building construction manager
  • bridge construction superintendent
  • building construction general contractor
  • building construction superintendent
  • building materials branch director
  • commercial construction manager
  • construction assistant manager
  • construction expediter
  • construction general contractor
  • construction general superintendent
  • construction manager
  • construction operations manager
  • construction project co-ordinator
  • construction project manager
  • construction project superintendent
  • construction senior project manager
  • construction site manager
  • construction site superintendent
  • construction special project manager
  • construction superintendent
  • general contractor
  • general contractor, construction
  • general superintendent, construction
  • highway construction manager
  • housing construction manager
  • industrial construction manager
  • manager, industrial construction
  • manager, pipeline construction
  • pipeline construction manager
  • pipeline construction superintendent
  • project co-ordinator, construction
  • project manager, construction
  • residential construction manager
  • senior project manager, construction
  • site manager, construction
  • site superintendent, construction
  • special project manager, construction
  • superintendent, bridge construction
  • superintendent, construction
  • superintendent, pipeline construction
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Home building and renovation managers (0712)
    • Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities (0016)
  • Main duties

Construction managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget
  • Prepare and submit construction project budget estimates
  • Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Develop and implement quality control programs
  • Represent company on matters such as business services and union contracts negotiation
  • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
  • Direct the purchase of building materials and land acquisitions
  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff.
  • Employment requirements
    • A university degree in civil engineering or a college diploma in construction technology is usually required.
    • A master's degree in project management may be required.
    • Several years of experience in the construction industry, including experience as a construction supervisor or field superintendent, are usually required.
    • Extensive experience in the construction industry may substitute for post-secondary education requirements.
    • Professional engineering status or construction trade certification may be required by some employers.
  • Additional information
    • Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

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