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Construction Managers
District Of Columbia

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Plan, direct, or coordinate, 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, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

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Currently Employed: 850

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $37.89 - $57.58

Typical Annual Salary: $78,800 - $119,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Direct and supervise construction or related workers.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, or other regulations.
  • Plan, organize, or direct activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.
  • Determine labor requirements for dispatching workers to construction sites.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper construction procedures are being followed.

tools & technology

  • Lasers
  • Level sensors or transmitters
  • Levels
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers

  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Document management software
  • Presentation software
  • Project management software

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