On the Job
Construction Managers plan, direct, and oversee the work of people who are building and maintaining structures. They manage scheduling, budgeting, and organization of the work. They make sure the work gets done on time and within budget.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Estimate labor requirements.
- Implement organizational process or policy changes.
- Negotiate project specifications.
- Investigate industrial or transportation accidents.
- Communicate organizational information to customers or other stakeholders.
- Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
- Evaluate green operations or programs for compliance with standards or regulations.
- Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
- Prepare forms or applications.
- Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- High levels of competition.
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