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Construction Managers

Plan, direct, coordinate, or budget, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, and implementation.   (O'Net 11-9021.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Brickmason Contractor, Bridges and Buildings Supervisor, Building Construction Contractor, Cement Contractor, Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2013
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 24.70   $ 29.74   $ 37.96   $ 46.39   $ 55.84   $ 39.83  
    Yearly $ 51,370   $ 61,850   $ 78,960   $ 96,490   $116,140   $ 82,840  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 25.24   $ 28.81   $ 35.84   $ 44.04   $ 53.72   $ 38.05  
    Yearly $ 52,490   $ 59,930   $ 74,550   $ 91,610   $111,740   $ 79,140  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 23.37   $ 33.42   $ 43.09   $ 51.89   $ 57.95   $ 44.06  
    Yearly $ 48,610   $ 69,510   $ 89,620   $107,930   $120,530   $ 91,650  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 23.79   $ 28.23   $ 34.19   $ 42.16   $ 50.21   $ 35.74  
    Yearly $ 49,480   $ 58,720   $ 71,110   $ 87,700   $104,440   $ 74,340  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2014.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2010 2020
    Vermont 2,250 2,503 1.1% 39
    Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA 783 863 1.0% 13
    Southern Vermont Balance of State 813 915 1.2% 15
    Northern Vermont Balance of State 632 701 1.0% 11
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released August 2012, area estimates released April 2013.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Vermont
    2010
    Employment
    Percent
    of Total
    Total Self-Employed and Unpaid Family Workers, Primary Job 1,809 81%
    Specialty Trade Contractors 152 7%
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released August 2012.
     


    Tasks
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  • Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
     
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
     
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
     
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports.
     
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer.
     
  • Plan, organize, and direct activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems.
     
  • Take actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site.
     
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
     
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
     
  • Select, contract, and oversee workers who complete specific pieces of the project, such as painting or plumbing.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Knowledge
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  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Skills
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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Activities
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  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Scheduling Work and Activities - Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
     
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Interests
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outsi
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers  updated June 2008
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers  updated June 2008
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Business Administration and Management, General
     
    • Business/Commerce, General
     
    • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
     
    • Construction Management
     
    • Operations Management and Supervision
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Construction Managers 
     

     
     
     
    Vermont.gov State of Vermont Department of Labor