Construction managers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff.
B. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget
C. Prepare and submit construction project budget estimates
D. Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
E. Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
F. Develop and implement quality control programs
G. Represent company on matters such as business services and union contracts negotiation
1. Construction - 83.0%
2. Architectural engineering and related services - 3.0%
1. You usually need a university degree in civil engineering or a college diploma in construction technology as well as several years' experience in construction, including time spent as a construction supervisor or field superintendent.
2. You may need a master's degree in project management.
3. If you have extensive experience in the construction industry, you may not need a college or university education.
4. Some employers may require you to have professional engineering status or construction trade certification.
5. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have a undergraduate unversity degree.
3. Industrial Arts
Hourly wages ($29.28) are above the national average ($18.07). These earnings are close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment sector. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.