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Job Exploration: Construction Management

Construction Managers are responsible for planning and directing construction projects. They inspect the construction, alteration, and repair of structures to make sure that they meet the terms of the regulations and contract specifications. They manage the equipment and any permits, licenses and contracts needed to carry out the specific plans of a construction project. They work for federal, state, or local governments and usually work in settings such as construction firms, architectural offices, governmental agencies, developmental firms, and at colleges and technical schools.

Some Related Career Titles

To research these titles and more, check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook or visit the Career Services library.

  • Assistant Project Engineer
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Proposal Writer
  • Cost Control Engineer
  • Estimator
  • Inspector
  • Land Acquisition Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Scheduler
  • Project Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
  • Surveyor


Typical Employers/Work Settings

  • Building Automation/HVAC
  • Building Inspection
  • Building Supplies Wholesale
  • Business Management
  • Commercial Construction
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Estimation
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Surveillance
  • Recruiter/Construction Industry
  • Green Construction
  • Residential Construction
  • Real Estate Development
  • Self Employment


Beginning Salary Range

Professional Associations

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

Job Search Information

National Organizations or Databases

UNF Program

The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management.