Construction Managers:

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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Indiana Average Salary $81,710.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,468
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.44 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage individual and organizational contracts
Manage building maintenance projects
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Manage industrial projects
Establish priorities for self or others
Manage site preservation plan
Manage organizational facilities
Assign work to staff or employees
Manage quality control activities
Oversee testing or construction of prototype
Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Supervise construction related personnel or contractors
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Lead engineering teams
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Direct construction activities
Generate work orders
Set goals for workers or staff
Manage financial activities of the organization
Delegate authority for engineering activities
Manage project teams
Coordinate operational activities
Manage project life cycle
Supervise maintenance workers
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Manage maintenance or repair activities
Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities
Direct financial operations
Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities
Direct construction or extraction personnel
Direct construction of mine shafts or tunnels
Prepare employee work schedules or assignments
Direct civil engineering projects
Oversee sales campaigns or programs
Delegate administrative support activities
Direct natural resources extraction or mining projects
Supervise personnel involved in business operations or analytics
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Supervise engineering personnel
Supervise clerical or administrative personnel
Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities
Direct engineering research or investigative studies
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Direct geological surveys
Direct surveying activities
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate construction project costs
Estimate project labor requirements
Bid work projects
Estimate costs of design or construction materials
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate engineering project costs
Estimate construction, extraction, or mining project material requirements
Determine project parameters or specifications
Estimate business operations related project costs
Determine work priorities and requirements
Estimate operational costs
Convert design specifications to cost estimates
Estimate green project costs
Determine resource needs
Forecast departmental personnel requirements
Estimate construction project labor requirements
Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
Measure layout for construction projects
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related material requirements
Estimate costs of goods or services
Estimate engineering project material requirements
Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs
Estimate travel rates or expenses
Estimate demand for products or services
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related project costs
Measure tile or masonry materials
Verify levelness, verticality, or alignment of structures, equipment, or materials
Estimate home or property maintenance material requirements
Determine pump curves, size, and placement
Perform engineering related measurements
Judge distances between two points
Calculate grades and elevations
Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Implement company or staff policies
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Follow safety procedures and regulations in architectural or engineering environments
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Establish project teams
Approve changes to business processes
Execute employee bargaining agreements
Follow construction, extraction, or mining related safety procedures and regulations
Detonate blasting charges for construction or extraction work
Determine project methods and procedures
Approve expenditures
Follow office related safety procedures and regulations
Charge blasting holes with explosives
Commission building systems upon construction completion
Implement pollution control techniques
Determine administrative policies or standards
Solve engineering problems
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Approve product design or changes
Implement design or process improvements
Implement air quality control measures
Follow installation, maintenance, or repair safety procedures and regulations
Authorize construction activities
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Implement employee compensation and benefit plans
Engineer systems, machinery, or equipment underwater
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
Solve administrative problems in the workplace
Inspect landscaping to determine treatment needs
Solve landscaping problems
Determine installation, service, or repair needed
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Diagnose malfunctioning vehicle systems based on inspection or test results
Diagnose refrigeration problems
Diagnose engine problems using diagnostic equipment
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment

Thinking Creatively

Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Develop operational policies, procedures, or standards
Design construction projects
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business, financial, or operational policies, procedures, or standards
Establish employee performance standards
Develop staff policies
Write business project or bid proposals
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Establish architectural or engineering related performance metrics
Develop purchasing policies or procedures
Develop records management systems
Establish business operations or analysis related performance metrics
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Develop management control systems
Develop advertising or marketing policies, procedures, or standards
Establish operational policies
Establish recruiting procedures
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Plan facility layouts or designs
Develop computer or data information systems
Develop business or organizational methods or procedures
Create construction or installation diagrams
Design civil structures or systems
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Incorporate green or environmental protection features into the design of systems, structures, or facilities
Design systems to reduce harmful emissions
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Design brick, block, paver, stone, or tile installation plans
Develop business or financial information systems

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Develop operational budgets
Manage material resources
Manage program or project budgets
Determine supplier with best bid
Identify internal or external resources to support project
Prepare project budgets
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources
Manage inventories or supplies
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Order construction, extraction, or mining supplies, materials, and equipment
Examine expenditures to ensure activities are within budget
Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations
Manage organizational or operational finances
Execute procurement contracts
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Manage inventories of products or organizational resources
Order construction or extraction materials or equipment
Order installation, maintenance, or repair related supplies, materials, and equipment
Inventory materials or equipment
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Purchase office equipment or furniture
Order office, administrative, or clerical supplies, materials, and equipment

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate costs of completed projects
Conduct progress and production reviews
Evaluate new construction industry practices
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Evaluate potential or existing project sites
Evaluate office operations
Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities
Evaluate construction quality
Evaluate projects to determine compliance with technical specifications
Judge quality of facilities or service
Evaluate business or management strategies
Evaluate information from employment interviews
Evaluate minimum commercial or residential insulation requirements
Evaluate program effectiveness
Evaluate soil conditions
Evaluate site water usage or runoff
Calculate energy efficiency or power output of systems
Evaluate material specifications

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Analyze financial data or information
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Model operational processes
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Analyze sales activities or trends
Analyze financial records to improve efficiency
Analyze engineering data
Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Forecast revenue or sales
Analyze business or financial data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or structures
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Perform engineering research
Perform financial analysis of organizational resources and health
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Identify environmental concerns
Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness
Evaluate project status, progress, outputs, or results
Perform architectural, mapping, or drafting related research
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Ensure conformance to building regulations
Monitor contract performance
Monitor project performance metrics
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Monitor construction operations
Monitor performance of others
Maintain consistent production quality
Manage security for visitors or employees
Monitor project scope guidelines
Examine financial records to ensure compliance with policies or regulations
Track facility or production costs
Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Maintain physical security of sensitive or classified data
Maintain confidentiality of data
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor operation of drilling equipment
Monitor engineering equipment operation to detect problems

Performing General Physical Activities

Review construction specifications
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Install siding or sheeting materials
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install prefabricated building components
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Perform concrete fabrication
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Identify relevant safety procedures
Finish concrete surfaces

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Staff Management
Contract Preparation
Building Codes
Design and Construction

Related Licensing Requirements

Temporary Plumbing Contractor (18-0000000129)

860 IAC 1-1-8 Temporary plumbing contractor license Authority: IC 25-28.5-1-8; IC 25-28.5-1-38 Affected: IC 25-28.5-1-18.5 Sec. 8. (a) A temporary plumbing contractor license authorized by IC 25-28.5-1-18.5 shall be for six (6) month increments. (b) Such temporary license shall not enable the holder thereof to perform actual plumbing services unless he is a currently licensed journeyman or a currently licensed plumbing contractor. However, the holder of a temporary license may employ a journeyman to perform actual plumbing services pursuant to the temporary license. If the holder is a licensed journeyman, he may perform plumbing contracting under the authority of the temporary license. (c) The temporary license will be granted upon submission of the license fee in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25) for each six (6) month increment, as well as a fully executed bond on a form supplied by the commission.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Plumbing Commission (3172343022)

Plumbing Contractor (18-0000000051)

Candidates for licensure must: Be at least 18 years of age. Pass the exam administered by the Commission. Either: Complete 4 years in an apprenticeship program approved by the Commission, OR Present evidence acceptable to the Commission of 4 years experience in the trade, OR Have 4 years work experience under the direction of a licensed plumber. Pay all application and examination fees. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary action that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Apprenticeships and other non-licensed plumbing jobs have differing requirements. More detailed information may be obtained directly from the Indiana Plumbing Commission.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Plumbing Commission (3172343022)

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