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Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Airships
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  • Aircraft guidance systems
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  • Level sensors or transmitters
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  • Radarbased surveillance systems
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  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Project management software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Document management software
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  • Calendar and scheduling software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
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  • Plan, organize, or direct activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of structures, facilities, or systems.
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  • Determine labor requirements for dispatching workers to construction sites.
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  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes or other regulations.
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  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
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  • Requisition supplies or materials to complete construction projects.
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  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
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  • Develop or implement quality control programs.
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  • Direct acquisition of land for construction projects.
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  • Apply green building strategies to reduce energy costs or minimize carbon output or other sources of harm to the environment.
  •  Skills
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
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  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $104,308.00 $50.15  $29.12  $35.79 - $61.23 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $108,379.00 $52.10  $25.59  $33.73 - $63.40 
    Danbury $106,706.00 $51.31  $32.73  $35.25 - $57.46 
    Hartford $93,726.00 $45.06  $27.65  $33.31 - $56.91 
    New Haven $126,971.00 $61.04  $38.93  $44.79 - $72.77 
    New London/Norwich $112,002.00 $53.85  $36.00  $39.83 - $68.29 
    Waterbury $98,889.00 $47.54  $33.79  $37.69 - $53.13 
    Torrington $100,257.00 $48.19  $35.14  $37.79 - $58.95 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   121
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
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