Jobs for Construction Management students
Construction Management career tracks
Since the position calls for a college degree and substantial experience in different construction roles, good construction managers are tough to find.
In the United States, construction projects account for almost 10 percent of the Gross National Product. The construction business is also incredibly diverse, and there is a large demand for Construction Management professionals with degrees.
Typical entry level positions (click to expand) Accordion Closed
Superintendent: Responsible for all field operations on the construction site, including subcontractor scheduling, material and labor management, and customer relations.
Assistant superintendent: Supports the site superintendent in the management of the construction project.
Field engineer: Is charged with site layout and quality control on the jobsite and assists in document control and submittal review.
Safety engineer: Manages safety on construction jobsites and formulates safety policies for the construction firm.
Cost engineer: is responsible for cost control on the contraction project, and works closely with estimating in developing historical costs for future estimates.
Estimator: Is responsible for developing computer based cost models of the construction project, which are used to negotiate contracts with subcontractors and owners.
Purchasing agent: Expedites material procurement and delivery and helps develop subcontract agreements.
Project manager: handles the administrative side of the construction project by negotiating change orders, developing schedules, managing contracts, and maintaining bottom line responsibilities.
Scheduler: Develops computer based scheduling models which are used to keep the job on track.
Expediter: Assists in maintaining construction schedules and handle the purchase and tracking of important material components at the jobsite.
Sales/marketing: Market construction services or construction products and materials.
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