What are the Responsibilities of a Construction Manager?

A construction manager usually has a set of responsibilities that’s different from the construction workers. At Kilgore Companies, we make sure that our construction manager understands their tasks and makes sure that the construction jobs are being run smoothly. What are the responsibilities that a construction manager typically has?


As a construction manager, the responsibilities may include:

  • Planning and organizing, directing, and controlling construction jobs that the manager was assigned to look over
  • Preparing construction schedules
  • Providing construction budget estimates
  • Monitoring progress set against construction schedules
  • Preparing contracts and negotiating revisions with clients, suppliers, subcontractors, and architects
  • Representing the construction company for other business matters
  • Responsible for providing progress reports and schedules to clients
  • Supervising the purchase of construction materials required for the construction jobs that are being done
  • Hires any new construction workers, subcontractors, etc
  • Prepare internal and external reports
  • Planning to prevent any issues between the clients, workers, and the company
  • Analyze and migrate any risks that may occur
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques

As you see from above, the construction manager has a lot of responsibilities. It may vary between construction companies of what the responsibilities the manager would have.

What qualifications should a construction manager have?

While it varies from company to company, here are some of the typical qualifications that a construction manager should possess:

  • Proven work experience in construction management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Expert knowledge of building products, regulations, and quality standards
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Superior leadership skills
  • Ability to plan and see the bigger picture
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

The construction industry has promising job growth for both construction managers and workers alike. With that said, there is no shortage of construction jobs for both managers and workers alike.