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Construction Managers - 11-9021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Concrete Foreman
  • Construction Area Manager
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Services Manager
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Job Superintendent

SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-9000 Other Management Occupations
11-9020 Construction Managers
11-9021.00 Construction Managers

Related Occupations


  • Apply for and obtain all necessary permits or licenses.
  • Apply green building strategies to reduce energy costs or minimize carbon output or other sources of harm to the environment.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
  • Contract or oversee craft work, such as painting or plumbing.
  • Determine labor requirements for dispatching workers to construction sites.
  • Develop construction budgets to compare green and non-green construction alternatives, in terms of short-term costs, long-term costs, or environmental impacts.
  • Develop or implement environmental protection programs.
  • Develop or implement quality control programs.
  • Direct acquisition of land for construction projects.
  • Direct and supervise construction or related workers.
  • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computer models.
  • Implement new or modified plans in response to delays, bad weather, or construction site emergencies.
  • Implement training programs on environmentally responsible building topics to update employee skills and knowledge.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.
  • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites to ensure that proper construction procedures are being followed.
  • Perform, or contract others to perform, pre-building assessments, such as conceptual cost estimating, rough order of magnitude estimating, feasibility, or energy efficiency, environmental, and sustainability assessments.
  • Plan, organize, or direct activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Prepare contracts or negotiate revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers, or subcontractors.
  • Requisition supplies or materials to complete construction projects.
  • Secure third-party verification from sources, such as Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED), to ensure responsible design and building activities or to achieve favorable LEED ratings for building projects.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to determine project feasibility.
  • Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions.
  • Communicate organizational information to customers or other stakeholders.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
  • Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards.
  • Develop environmental remediation or protection plans.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities.
  • Develop sustainable organizational policies or practices.
  • Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
  • Estimate green project costs.
  • Estimate labor requirements.
  • Evaluate green operations or programs for compliance with standards or regulations.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
  • Investigate industrial or transportation accidents.
  • Manage construction activities.
  • Model operational processes.
  • Negotiate project specifications.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare forms or applications.
  • Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Recruit personnel.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Bridge Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Construction Forces (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Company Officer, Naval Construction Forces (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Construction Engineering Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Contracting (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Civil Engineer Corps (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Damage Controlman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Diver (Army - Enlisted)
  • Diver (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Assistant (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Engineering (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Aid (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineering Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Equipment Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Executive Officer, Naval Construction Forces (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Facilities Construction/Facilities Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Facilities Engineering Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Facilities Planning and Programming Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Facilities/Contract Construction Management Engineer (FCCME) (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Civil Engineer Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Machinery Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Officer in Charge, Naval Construction Battalion Unit (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Operations Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Officer, Naval Construction Forces (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Works Planning Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • SC - Civil Engineer Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Staff Civil Engineer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Structural (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Systems Development (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Technical Engineer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Contractor
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Mine Superintendent
  • Railroad-Construction Director
  • Superintendent, Construction
  • Superintendent, Drilling And Production
  • Superintendent, Maintenance of Way
  • Supervisor, Bridges and Buildings
  • Supervisor, Mine