Construction project managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a construction project under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager.
Construction project managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a construction project under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. You work on-site most of the time, looking after the day-to-day responsibilities of the project. You may work for residential, commercial and industrial construction companies or for construction departments of companies outside the construction industry.
Generally, construction managers:
This job requires:
College or University
This job requires
5 or more
years of work experience.
As a construction manager, you need to:
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with architects, technicians, contractors, construction workers, and clients.
The work of construction managers is becoming more complex because of the development of advanced building materials, electronically operated "smart" buildings and new building standards. It is important to stay informed about the changing construction practices and standards
Now, construction firms commonly use computerized online project management, so construction managers need to have excellent computer skills.
Employment for construction managers depends on activity in the construction sector. Strong growth in the non-residential construction sector is expected to increase opportunities.
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is:
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Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Enhanced Language Training (ELT) and Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT).
Some college programs in this field include cooperative (co-op) work experience.
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