1-Construction managers

Job Title: 

Construction managers

Job Description: 

Manage, coordinate and monitor the overall construction project working in a main office or in a field office at a construction site.


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. Typically, they require sound knowledge of the financial, technological, materials and legal aspects of the building process and must be able to coordinate these aspects. They plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the construction of civil engineering projects, buildings and dwellings, and the financial, physical and human resources involved in building and construction. Buildings projects include hotels, factories, office blocks, home unit developments, schools, hospitals and housing developments.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
  • coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant andequipment
  • negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved inthe construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • preparing tenders and contract bids
  • operating and implementing coordinated work programs for sites
  • ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, costand safety
  • arranging submission of plans to local authorities
  • building under contract, or subcontracting specialized building services
  • arranging building inspections by relevant authorities
  • establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficientuse of resources
  • overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff and subcontractors.

Advanced specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work,B3 discipline and/or professional practice.

  • specialized knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice.
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions.
  • Higher knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice.
  • Higher knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice.
  • Higher knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work.
  • Higher knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness.
  • Higher knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively recognizing and responding to the management of highly complex ethical issues.
  • Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice.
  • Higher skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and generate recommendations and/or relevant alternatives.
  • Manage Advanced relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders.
  • Advanced skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment.
  • Develop abstract concepts and convey strategic indications from the spectrum of development experience.
  • Higher negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills.
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and complex work achievement.
  • work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • work with others to Develop creative solutions to complex unpredictable and/or abstract problems.- Communicate with influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders.
  • Highly developed advanced oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice.
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change, as well recognize and implement ethical standards to highly complex ethical issues.
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions.
  • Highly developed higher organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Work Context: 

    Working out of a main office or out of a field office at the construction site, construction managers monitor the overall construction project. They may work in private organizations such as large construction and development companies or consultancies. Some are employed by government departments and others are self-employed.


    Bachelor degree in construction engineering, civil engineering, or relevant field of work/!discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 - 7 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Souroh, Aldar

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles: Construction project manager - Project builder
    Examples of some related occupations: Building construction supervisor - House builder - Building contractor - Civil engineer - Property developer - Project manager - Construction manager - Construction superintendent

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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi