Profession construction manager

Construction managers are responsible for the planning and coordination of the construction projects. They provide expertise in the design phase of construction projects by facilitating a better estimate of the costs and the functional implications. They participate on bid processes for construction projects and handle subcontractors to deliver the different stages of the construction process from beginning to completion. They strive to enhance the value of the projects both improving efficiency and creating value for customers.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Construction industry

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

  • Construction product regulation

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

  • 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 equipment related to building materials

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

  • 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.

  • Budgetary principles

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

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

Skills

  • Calculate needs for construction supplies

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Interpret technical requirements

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Identify construction materials from blueprints

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

  • Apply safety management

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Advise on construction materials

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

  • Identify customer's needs

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

  • Check construction compliance

    Determine whether a construction complies with laws and regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

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  • Construction manager
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  • Project manager (residential construction)
  • Projects executive, design & construction