Construction engineering managers generally oversee groups of construction engineers and construction workers, and often work on teams in order to design buildings and infrastructure; they may also work with architects in order to make designs possible. Some construction workers will be sub-contractors and these managers must assist them in order to complete the designated work, so problem-solving, management, and teamwork skills are essential in this position. It's also important to be able to multitask and to work well under pressure.
Construction engineering managers must track or make construction logs to ensure that all tasks are performed correctly. It's also important to have strong management skills to ensure that work is carried out in an effective manner; this includes ensuring that work is done on-time and in a safe and clean manner that does not sacrifice quality. These managers will also have a budget to oversee and must ensure that the money is well-spent.
This job may require working on weekends, though it is usually carried out during daylight hours of the week. A bachelor’s degree in construction management may be a minimum requirement and, because this is a management position, many years of work experience and managerial skills may also be required.
Construction Engineering Manager Tasks
Assist in preparation of schematic design and design development.
Manage people and resources involved in the design and engineering of construction projects.
Review building material shop drawings.
Prepare, coordinate and review construction documents.