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.Number of Jobs in 2010: 3,206
Number of Jobs in 2020: 3,357
Yearly Job Growth Rate: 4.7
Annual Openings: 36
Entry Wage: $19.78
Median Wage: $32.88
Education Requirement: Associate's degree
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- Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
- Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
- Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
- Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, or other regulations.
- Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.
- Plan, organize, or direct activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.
- Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
- Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper construction procedures are being followed.
- Prepare contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.
- Develop or implement quality control programs.
- Develop or implement environmental protection programs.
- Implement new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction site emergencies.
- Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.
- Perform or contract others to perform prebuilding assessments, such as conceptual cost estimating, rough order of magnitude estimating, feasibility, or energy efficiency, environmental, and sustainability assessments.
- Apply for and obtain all necessary permits or licenses.
- Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computer models.
- Contract or oversee craft work, such as painting or plumbing.
- Direct and supervise construction or related workers.
- Determine labor requirements for dispatching workers to construction sites.
- Requisition supplies or materials to complete construction projects.
- Implement training programs on environmentally responsible building topics to update employee skills and knowledge.
- Procure Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) or other environmentally certified professionals to ensure responsible design and building activities or to achieve favorable LEED ratings for building projects.
- Develop construction budgets that compare green and non-green construction alternatives in terms of short-term costs, long-term costs, or environmental impacts.
- Apply green building strategies to reduce energy costs or minimize carbon output or other sources of harm to the environment.
- Direct acquisition of land for construction projects.
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Indivduals currently working as Construction Managers can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- Energy Engineers
- Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
- Civil Engineers*
- Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
- Transportation Engineers*
- Soil and Water Conservationists
- Environmental Engineers
- Architectural and Engineering Managers
- Logistics Managers*
- General and Operations Managers*
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Related Maine Educational Programs are determined from CIP codes entered for the programs, which are then correlated to O*NET SOC Codes for each occupation via the 2010 CIP to SOC Crosswalk.
Last updated on January 29, 2013