Construction Manager Job Description and Job Specification

Construction managers coordinate, manage and check a lot of different projects, these projects include all types of residential, industrial, commercial, and roads, bridges, power plants, schools and hospital structures. They oversee specialized contractors and other personnel. 


Basic Job Description: 

Plan, direct, coordinate, or budget, 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, and implementation. 


Construction Manager Responsibilities: 

  • Overseeing all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations 

  • Overseeing and directing construction projects from start to end 

  • Reviewing the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs of projects. 

  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors 

  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory 

  • Analyze, manage and mitigate risks 

  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques 

  • Meet contractual conditions of performance 

  • Review the work progress on daily basis 

  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status 

  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones 

  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses 



  • Proven working experience in construction management field 

  • Advanced and strong knowledge of construction management processes, means and methods 

  • Top level knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards 

  • Understanding of all facets of the construction process 

  • Familiarity with all construction management software packages 

  • Ability to plan and see the “big picture” 

  • Competent in conflict and crisis management 

  • Leadership and human resources management skills 

  • Excellent time and project management skills 

  • BS Degree in construction architecture, management, engineering or related field 



Construction Manager Salary: 

Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction: $85,130 

Construction of Buildings: 81,830 

Specialty trade contractors: 79,470 


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Project Manager 

Civil Engineer 

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Construction Manager Job Description and Job Specification

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