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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER: I Always Like Playing With My Legos

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Tammy shares her story about being a construction project manager. She goes into detail what she does as a project manager and talks about what a typical day might look like for her. She also shares her career path into this field. Tammy seems to really like her job.

Job Title: Construction Project Manager

Job Summary: Construction Project Managers

Job Description

Construction project managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from early development to completion.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

The Construction Management Association of America awards the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designation to workers who have the required experience and who pass a technical exam. Applicants for this certification must also complete a self-study course that covers the professional role of a construction manager, legal issues, the allocation of risk, and other topics related to construction management.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Construction Management Association of America.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$50,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Outdoor, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, Technical skills, Organizational skills, Likes working with hands

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m='12750'>windows</span> <span m='12960'>need</span> <span m='13320'>to</span> <span m='13430'>be,</span> <span m='13940'>and</span> <span m='14100'>order</span> <span m='14480'>all</span> <span m='14730'>of</span> <span m='14890'>the</span> <span m='15000'>windows</span> <span m='15260'>is</span> <span m='15500'>for a</span> <span m='15680'>project</span> <span m='16170'>such</span> <span m='16400'>as</span> <span m='16540'>this</span> <span m='16770'>one,</span> <span m='17010'>big</span> <span m='17240'>commercial</span> <span m='17640'>apartment</span> <span m='18090'>buildings.</span> <span m='18970'>I</span> <span m='19110'>also</span> <span m='19380'>come out and</span> <span m='19590'>inspect</span> <span m='19940'>the</span> <span m='20320'>installers</span> <span m='20960'>and</span> <span m='21040'>make</span> <span m='21210'>sure</span> <span m='21390'>all</span> <span m='21500'>the</span> <span m='21570'>windows</span> <span m='21970'>are</span> <span m='22050'>being</span> <span m='22300'>installed</span> <span m='22700'>correctly.</span> </p><p><span m='23855'>A</span> <span m='24330'>typical day,</span> <span m='24570'>like today,</span> <span m='25130'>would</span> <span m='25310'>be</span> <span m='25650'>answering</span> <span m='25970'>a</span> <span m='26040'>lot</span> <span m='26290'>of</span> <span m='26440'>voice</span> <span m='26710'>mails</span> <span m='26940'>and</span> <span m='27070'>emails</span> <span m='27470'>in</span> <span m='27570'>the</span> <span m='27640'>morning,</span> <span m='28000'>putting</span> <span m='28300'>out</span> <span m='28500'>fires,</span> <span m='29410'>coming out</span> <span m='29540'>to</span> <span m='29780'>the</span> <span m='30010'>job</span> <span m='30280'>site,</span> <span m='30620'>walking</span> <span m='31000'>around</span> <span m='31280'>with</span> <span m='31390'>my</span> <span m='31550'>foreman,</span> <span m='32150'>inspecting</span> <span m='32750'>some</span> <span m='32990'>of</span> <span m='33070'>the</span> <span m='33590'>work</span> <span m='33840'>that's</span> <span m='34060'>been</span> <span m='34260'>done,</span> <span m='34970'>offloading</span> <span m='35590'>windows,</span> <span m='36200'>checking</span> <span m='36540'>off</span> <span m='36740'>the</span> <span m='36830'>deliveries,</span> <span m='37430'>make</span> <span m='37620'>sure</span> <span m='37960'>that</span> <span m='38160'>what's</span> <span m='38390'>on</span> <span m='38520'>the</span> <span m='38630'>truck</span> <span m='38970'>is</span> <span m='39080'>what</span> <span m='39250'>I</span> <span m='39360'>ordered,</span> <span m='40210'>and that</span> <span m='40440'>everything's</span> <span m='41120'>proper</span> <span m='41600'>and in</span> <span m='41890'>order.</span> </p><p><span m='42380'>I</span> <span m='42620'>actually</span> <span m='42980'>went</span> <span m='43150'>back</span> <span m='43340'>to</span> <span m='43470'>school</span> <span m='43860'>after</span> <span m='44090'>my</span> <span m='44220'>second</span> <span m='44580'>child</span> <span m='44890'>was</span> <span m='45060'>born</span> <span m='45460'>and</span> <span m='45750'>finished</span> <span m='46030'>my</span> <span m='46220'>degree,</span> <span m='47070'>and</span> <span m='47390'>took a</span> <span m='47660'>test and</span> <span m='48060'>said,</span> <span m='48260'>what</span> <span m='48390'>do you</span> <span m='48500'>want</span> <span m='48660'>to</span> <span m='48710'>be</span> <span m='48920'>when</span> <span m='49070'>you</span> <span m='49180'>grow</span> <span m='49450'>up?</span> <span m='49690'>And</span> <span m='49980'>it</span> <span m='50110'>said</span> <span m='50280'>that</span> <span m='50400'>I</span> <span m='50470'>should</span> <span m='50670'>be</span> <span m='50800'>in</span> <span m='50940'>construction.</span> <span m='51940'>And</span> <span m='52080'>I</span> <span m='52130'>thought,</span> <span m='52380'>wow,</span> <span m='52670'>I've</span> <span m='52880'>always</span> <span m='53140'>liked</span> <span m='53360'>playing</span> <span m='53660'>with</span> <span m='53800'>my</span> <span m='53950'>Lego's</span> <span m='54450'>when</span> <span m='54680'>I</span> <span m='54750'>was</span> <span m='54890'>a</span> <span m='54960'>little</span> <span m='55170'>kid.</span> <span m='55790'>So</span> <span m='56120'>I</span> <span m='56220'>applied</span> <span m='56430'>for</span> <span m='56630'>a</span> <span m='56900'>job</span> <span m='57210'>that</span> <span m='57460'>I</span> <span m='57700'>wasn't</span> <span m='58030'>qualified</span> <span m='58540'>for,</span> <span m='58780'>but</span> <span m='58950'>they</span> <span m='59070'>took</span> <span m='59320'>me</span> <span m='59450'>on</span> <span m='59880'>and</span> <span m='60080'>trained</span> <span m='60405'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='60730'>I'm</span> <span m='60810'>one of</span> <span m='61010'>the</span> <span m='61150'>few</span> <span m='61320'>people</span> <span m='61630'>in</span> <span m='61680'>this</span> <span m='61830'>world</span> <span m='62070'>that can</span> <span m='62290'>say</span> <span m='62490'>I</span> <span m='62590'>actually</span> <span m='62970'>enjoy</span> <span m='63250'>my</span> <span m='63470'>job.</span> <span m='64290'>I</span> <span m='64560'>like</span> <span m='64769'>working</span> <span m='65129'>out</span> <span m='65290'>in</span> <span m='65330'>the</span> <span m='65400'>field.</span> <span m='65820'>I can</span> <span m='65940'>work</span> <span m='66210'>in</span> <span m='66300'>the</span> <span m='66430'>office.</span> <span m='66710'>I</span> <span m='66990'>like</span> <span m='67220'>presentations.</span> <span m='68470'>It's</span> <span m='68600'>a</span> <span m='68700'>vast</span> <span m='69070'>variety</span> <span m='69950'>of</span> <span m='70050'>a</span> <span m='70090'>lot</span> <span m='70310'>of</span> <span m='70400'>work.</span> <span m='70660'>It's</span> <span m='70850'>not</span> <span m='71120'>the</span> <span m='71200'>same</span> <span m='71460'>thing</span> <span m='71690'>every</span> <span m='71920'>day.</span> <span m='72340'>It's</span> <span m='72400'>a</span> <span m='72440'>lot</span> <span m='72630'>of</span> <span m='72730'>variance.</span> </p>","file":{"id":291092,"video_id":"2714842352001","name":"1205-Tammy-p-ConstructionProjectManager","duration":73422,"thumbnail_url":null}});