Construction Management Careers

The Role of Construction Managers

Construction managers serve a critical role in the construction of new home. They plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from inception to completion. Depending on the position, construction managers must meet specific hiring needs that combine critical thinking, technical skills, academic knowledge and leadership to:

  • Oversee and allocate resources
  • Monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations
  • Interpret and explain contracts and technical information to other professionals
  • Report work progress and budget matters to clients
  • Prepare cost estimates, budgets, and work timetables

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Construction Managers #2 in Best Construction Jobs and #62 in The 100 Best Jobs in 2018.

Job Outlook

Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Construction managers will be needed as overall construction activity increases over the coming decade. Salaries range $50,990 - $150,250, depending on location and type of construction. The national average pay for a construction manager in 2016 was $89,300 per year.

Construction Management Resources

The best construction leads understand the essentials of managing projects well and within budget, from scheduling and jobsite safety to quality and customer service. These resources offer a roadmap to excellence for both veterans and those new to construction:

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