Are you curious about how buildings are built?
Do you enjoy coordinating and connecting different teams, and turning plans into action?
If so, maybe you should consider a career path as a construction manager!
What does a construction manager do?
Plan the construction project by organizing details from start to finish
Prepare budgets through cost estimates
Connect with other members of the construction team (architects, engineers, trade workers)
Coordinate, hire, and supervise subcontractors
Prepare progress reports for clients by monitoring daily construction activities
Why is the job of a construction manager important?
Having effective leadership is an essential part of building construction where different people like clients, architects, engineers, and contractors are involved.
A construction manager helps to:
Save money and time on the project
Provide a central point of communication and responsibility
Increase safety on site
Create a team-building environment
Make effective decisions in the face of challenges
How much could I earn?
Income varies based on the type of contract, expertise, company, location, and national economic conditions. In an average 40 hour week, you can expect to make:
In Canada , the annual income for a construction manager ranges from a median of $85k to a high range of $132k.
In the USA , the annual income for a construction manager ranges from a median of $96K to a high range of $163k.
Is this job the right fit for you?
We all look for that one job that aligns with our interests and skills so that we can have an enjoyable career.
You'll like this job if you:
Like to work in the building industry
Are a good communicator
Excel at coordinating and organizing
Enjoy being an effective leader
Are familiar with construction techniques
Can manage risks
Are willing to get a university degree
This may not be the job for you if you:
Can't manage stress effectively
Don't wish to pursue a college education
Are not interested in the industry
Wish to avoid facing multiple clients
Are not a team player
Don't want to be on call 24/7
Different career paths
If you pursue construction management, you have the option to advance to more specialized roles in this field such as:
Building Services Engineer
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