Construction Managers:

Plan, direct, or coordinate, 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, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

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Indiana Average Salary $81,710.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,468
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Establish priorities for self or others
Manage building maintenance projects
Manage site preservation plan
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Manage industrial projects
Manage organizational facilities
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Direct civil engineering projects
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Supervise construction related personnel or contractors
Lead engineering teams
Assign work to staff or employees
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Direct construction activities

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate green project costs
Estimate construction project costs
Bid work projects
Estimate engineering project costs
Determine pump curves, size, and placement
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Measure layout for construction projects
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate construction, extraction, or mining project material requirements

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate costs of completed projects
Conduct progress and production reviews
Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities
Evaluate new construction industry practices
Evaluate business or management strategies
Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Evaluate potential or existing project sites
Evaluate construction quality
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Evaluate site water usage or runoff

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Detonate blasting charges for construction or extraction work
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Commission building systems upon construction completion
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Implement company or staff policies
Follow construction, extraction, or mining related safety procedures and regulations
Implement air quality control measures
Determine project methods and procedures

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Develop operational budgets
Identify internal or external resources to support project
Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations
Determine supplier with best bid
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources
Manage material resources
Order construction, extraction, or mining supplies, materials, and equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Staff Management
Contract Preparation
Building Codes
Design and Construction

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