Profession construction manager

Construction supervisors co-ordinate, supervise and schedule the activities of workers engaged in the construction and repair of buildings and structures.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

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Knowledge

  • Construction industry

    The products, brands and suppliers active in the construction field.

  • Cost management

    The process of planning, monitoring and adjusting the expenses and revenues of a business in order to achieve cost efficiency and capability.

  • Construction product regulation

    Regulations on construction products quality standards applied throughout the European Union.

  • Building materials industry

    Supplier, brands and types of products and goods available on the market of building materials.

  • Civil engineering

    The engineering discipline that studies the design, construction and maintenance of naturally built works such as roads, buildings, and canals.

  • Construction equipment related to building materials

    Equipment required for handling building materials in all stages of construction, from foundation work to external and internal finish.

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Budgetary principles

    Principles of estimating and planning of forecasts for business activity, compile regular budget and reports.

Skills

  • Work in a construction team

    Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.

  • Calculate needs for construction supplies

    Take measurements on site and estimate the amount of materials required for the construction or restoration project.

  • Manage contracts

    Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.

  • Interpret technical requirements

    Analyse, understand and apply the information provided regarding technical conditions.

  • Apply safety management

    Apply and supervise measures and regulations concerning security and safety in order to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.

  • Prepare construction documents

    Draft, update and archive documents concerning the planning and implementation of construction or renovation projects including information about security systems and accounting documentation.

  • Oversee construction project

    Make sure that the construction project is carried out in compliance with the building permit, the execution plans, the performance and design specifications, and the relevant regulations.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Advise on construction materials

    Provide advice on and test a wide range of construction materials.

  • Identify construction materials from blueprints

    Identify materials defined by the sketches and blueprints of the building to be constructed.

  • Plan construction of houses

    Draw up blueprints for the construction of houses and other types of buildings. Calculate and estimate the required materials and coordinate and supervise activities of workers executing the several construction techniques needed for the building process.

  • Review construction projects

    Review the documents and applications for building projects, discuss necessary changes with the contractors, and forward the documents to the building authorities if needed. Document any deviation from the original plans and inform the authorities.

  • Communicate with construction crews

    Exchange information with the construction crews or supervisors to ensure smooth progress of the construction project. Obtain updates on the progress and any obstacles, and inform the crews of any changes in the schedule or procedures.

  • Check construction compliance

    Determine whether a construction complies with laws and regulations.

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements

    Guarantee compliance with established and applicable standards and legal requirements such as specifications, policies, standards or law for the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor parameters' compliance in construction projects consider building constraints in architectural designs building construction principles energy efficiency corporate social responsibility project commissioning manage construction archive monitor contractor performance communicate with customers environmental legislation ensure compliance with environmental legislation nuclear energy radiation protection audit contractors order construction supplies construction methods contract law integrate building requirements of clients in the architectural design integrate engineering principles in architectural design manage environmental impact ensure compliance with construction project deadline total quality control carry out tendering participate in governmental tenders follow nuclear plant safety precautions design power plant systems review construction plans authorisations