What does a Construction Manager do?
Construction managers plan for, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish. Construction managers coordinate and supervise various construction projects, which includes the building of all types of public residential, commercial, and industrial structures in addition to roads, memorials, and bridges.
Construction managers oversee the construction phase of a project, but they may also consult with a client during the design phase to help refine plans and control project costs. They are responsible for the oversight of specialized contractors and additional personnel. They schedule and coordinate all construction processes so that a project meets the client's design specifications. They ensure projects stay on time and within the allotted budget, and interact with lawyers and local government officials where appropriate. They work in tandem with other building specialists including an architect or civil engineer and various trade workers including electricians or carpenters. They create and manage a budget for each project which keeps supplies, materials, and labor in mind. They are responsible for maintaining a line of communication with their clients throughout the process. Construction managers need a minimum bachelor’s degree, relevant experience and on-the-job training.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a construction manager
When working as a construction manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Cost Estimates, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Reviews and Quantity Surveying.
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The most common qualifications to become a construction manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.