CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Construction Managers

The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: Construction Managers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
 
Plan, organize, and direct activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems.
 
Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
 
Determine labor requirements and dispatch workers to construction sites.
 
Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
 
Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer.
 
Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
 
Obtain all necessary permits and licenses.
 
Direct and supervise workers.
 
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.
 
Requisition supplies and materials to complete construction projects.
 
Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports.
 
Develop and implement quality control programs.
 
Take actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site.
 
Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
 
Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computers.
 
Direct acquisition of land for construction projects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: Construction Managers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: Construction Managers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
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.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: Construction Managers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
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.
 
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).
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
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).
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: Construction Managers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
AEC Software FastTrack Schedule Calendar and scheduling software
 
ArenaSoft Estimating Analytical or scientific software
 
Autodesk AutoCAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Axios Systems assyst Document management software
 
Bechtel Software SETROUTE Data base user interface and query software
 
CBS ProLog Manager Project management software
 
CSI WSE CodeBuddy Compliance software
 
Cadsoft Design/Build Project management software
 
Daily Manager Document management software
 
Database software Data base user interface and query software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Explorer Engineer Project management software
 
HCSS HeavyBid Project management software
 
HCSS HeavyJob Project management software
 
IMPACT software Web page creation and editing software
 
ISS Construction Manager Project management software
 
Integrated construction management software Data base user interface and query software
 
Internet browser software Internet browser software
 
Intuit QuickBase Project management software
 
Jobber Computer Plus Project management software
 
Lombardi Teamworks Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet browser software
 
Microsoft Office Visio Charting software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Project Project management software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Presentation software Presentation software
 
Primavera Systems Expedition Project management software
 
Primavera Systems SureTrak Project Manager Project management software
 
Primavera Systems software Project management software
 
Profitool GearWatch Inventory management software
 
Profitool software (human resources feature) Human resources software
 
Profitool software (time accounting feature) Time accounting software
 
Quantum Project Manager software Project management software
 
SRC Cash Flow Forecasting Accounting software
 
Sage Master Builder Project management software
 
Sage Timberline Office software Project management software
 
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Site Manager Document management software
 
TERMINALFOUR Site Manager Project management software
 
UDA Construction Office Construction Management Project management software
 
Versa-Calc Jobber 6 Construction Calculator Project management software
 
Virtual Boss software Project management software
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Large-format scanners Scanners
 
Lasers Lasers
 
Levels Levels
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pocket personal computers PC Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Transit levels Level sensors or transmitters
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: Construction Managers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: Construction Managers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Brickmason Contractor
Bridges and Buildings Supervisor
Building Construction Contractor
Cement Contractor
Concrete Foreman
Construction Area Manager
Construction Consultant
Construction Contractor
Construction Coordinator
Construction Foreman
Construction Manager
Construction Project Manager
Construction Superintendent
Construction Trades Contractor
Constructor
Contractor
Developer
Drilling and Production Superintendent
Drywall Contractor
Electrical Contractor
Energy Efficient Site Manager
Environmental Construction Engineer
Environmental Construction Program Manager
Estimator
Excavating Contractor
General Contractor
General Superintendent
Home Improvement Contractor
House Wrecker
Job Superintendent
Land Developer
Landscape Contractor
Maintenance of Way Superintendent
Masonry Contractor
Masonry Contractor Administrator
Mine Superintendent
Mine Supervisor
Painting Contractor
Paperhanger Contractor
Paving Contractor
Plastering Contractor
Plumbing Contractor
Plumbing and Heating Contractor
Project Manager
Project Superintendent
Property Developer
Railroad Construction Director
Road Contractor
Roofing Contractor
Sewer Contractor
Sheet Metal Contractor
Site Manager
Site Supervising Technical Operator
Solar Commercial Installation Electrician Manager
Street Contractor
Street Supervisor
Utility Division Project Manager
Weatherization Operations Manager
Wrecker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: Construction Managers
 
 
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