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Sample construction manager job description

[Company X] has a long history of financial strength, award-winning building quality, and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. We’re seeking a construction manager who has similar values and can put their expertise to work on a variety of community building initiatives. This person will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects simultaneously and serving as the worksite representative for dealings with subcontractors, suppliers, customers, and government inspectors. The construction manager will ensure compliance with all national and local procedures, regulations, and codes, and will provide progress updates to appropriate management channels on a regular basis. With every project, the construction manager will be counted on to drive the innovation we’re known for.

Objectives of this role

  • Manage worksites for new-construction as well as remodeling projects, coordinating activities and ensuring that all work is in sync with project goals and objectives
  • Provide direction to general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors when doing groundwork to ensure that quality standards are being met
  • Liaise with engineers, architects, and others working on a project
  • Prepare and manage estimates, budgets, timetables, and resources
  • Identify, mitigate, and track recurring construction issues
  • Adhere to legal regulations, building and safety codes, and other requirements


  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, and other specialists; hire full-time and part-time subcontractors and laborers and coordinate their schedules
  • Visit sites regularly during construction — including bid walks, preconstruction walks, in-progress visits, punch walks, and closeouts — and attend status and coordination meetings
  • Conduct and document quality assurance and safety inspections throughout the construction process, ensuring that the work environment is acceptable and that tools and equipment are in good working condition
  • Maintain and update SOW and preconstruction documents, and meet contract obligations by developing relationships with reliable contractors and vendors
  • Respond efficiently and effectively to work delays, emergencies, and other project disruptions

Required skills and qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in managing new-construction and remodeling projects
  • Knowledge of construction methods and technologies and an ability to interpret technical drawings and contracts
  • Knowledge of building-code requirements and scheduling methods
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with an eye for quality
  • Knowledge of construction worksite safety practices

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in engineering or related field
  • Ability to communicate in more than one language
  • Professional certification, such as CCM (certified construction manager), AC (associate constructor), or CPC (certified professional constructor)
  • Working knowledge of green building practices
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