Duties and Responsibilities
- Quality management. Construction projects quite often involve a number of contractors and subcontractors. One of the most important jobs of this construction manager will be making certain that everyone is doing quality work and not cutting any corners along the way.
- Cost management. The construction manager is constantly expected to be on top of costs and make the necessary adjustments when unexpected complications or issues arise.
- Safety management. The construction manager will identify and eliminate possible hazards for the safety of everyone on the job site.
- Contract administration.
- The construction manager will ensure that every provision of the contract is being met and that all parties involved are satisfied. The construction manager will be expected to keep all parties involved well informed throughout the whole project. This includes the client, the architect, and any contractor or subcontractors involved on sites. If issues arrive, he/she will be ready to deal with them immediately.
- The construction manager’s work will involve much more than just reading blueprints or spot-checking the quality of work being done. He/she must be knowledgeable about all standard building codes and often must be familiar with the latest construction practices, including environmentally friendly design and building. He/she needs to be adept with industry-specific software and have a good working knowledge of all aspects of the job in general.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Construction Science/Management or related such as Civil Engineering
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to lead a diverse team that includes everyone involved in the process, from the client, designers, and architects to the site workers
- Ability to effectively multitask