Construction managers plan, direct and coordinate the construction of civil engineering projects, buildings and dwellings, either as the manager of a department or as the general manager of an enterprise or organization that does not have a hierarchy of managers.
(a) interpreting architectural drawings and specifications;
(b) coordinating labour resources and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment;
(c) negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget;
(d) preparing tenders and contract bids;
(e) operating and implementing coordinated work programmes for sites;
(f) ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety;
(g) arranging submission of plans to local authorities;
(h) building under contract, or subcontracting specialized building services;
(i) arranging building inspections by relevant authorities;
(j) establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources;
(k) overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff and subcontractors.