Construction Managers

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Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Manager, Construction Superintendent

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.


Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction
  • product and service development


  • management
  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Resource Management

  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

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Cloud-based data access and sharing software

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Project management software

  • HCSS HeavyJob
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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