The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
|Overview:||Construction managers provide engineering and management services to coordinate the building process for all types of construction projects. Their role is to integrate the design and construction phases of a project to assure economical cost, quality and scheduled on-time completion.|
|Duties:||They provide pre-construction advice to clients about feasibility of the construction, availability of materials and labor needed, scheduling, job costs and alternative designs.
They develop detailed budgets for owners and investors of new construction projects. They recommend material specifications and purchasing deadlines. They solicit bids and negotiate contracts.
They manage safety programs for all work crews in compliance with building regulations and make recommendations for insurance coverage and payment plans for all subcontractors.
They coordinate and communicate the activities of construction teams throughout the entire design and construction phases to assure economical costs, optimum quality and on-time completion.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of construction managers is expected to grow faster than average through 2018. New construction of buildings to serve the growing population will help spur growth as will renovation and building of the nation's infrastructre.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$38,000 to $43,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A bachelor's degree or a master's degree in construction management is the ideal preparation for this occupation. An associate degree can qualify you for assistant entry positions. Most college curriculum consists of a mix of courses from the departments of business management, architecture and engineering. This includes courses in construction sciences, contractual agreements, real estate law, labor relations, human resource management, materials and civil engineering, and work analyses methods.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.