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CONSTRUCTION QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Creating Something That Will Be Around For A Long Time

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Jeff, a quality control manager for a contractor, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. What he loves about his job is that he gets to build something in the community that will be around for a long time.

Degree: Civil Engineering - Construction Management - Business Administration
Job Title: Construction Quality Control 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
National Statistic Change Location
$50,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Likes working with hands, Organizational skills, Teamwork

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m='12680'>people</span> <span m='13070'>and</span> <span m='13170'>personalities,</span> <span m='14060'>and</span> <span m='14440'>just</span> <span m='17940'>you</span> <span m='18050'>can't</span> <span m='18260'>handle</span> <span m='18530'>everybody</span> <span m='18920'>one</span> <span m='19240'>particular</span> <span m='19730'>way.</span> <span m='20000'>You</span> <span m='20140'>have</span> <span m='20380'>to</span> <span m='21670'>develop</span> <span m='22310'>strategies</span> <span m='22940'>to</span> <span m='23060'>work</span> <span m='23250'>with</span> <span m='23370'>different</span> <span m='23620'>people,</span> <span m='24930'>whether</span> <span m='25100'>it</span> <span m='25220'>be</span> <span m='25550'>a</span> <span m='26690'>plumber</span> <span m='27150'>or</span> <span m='27440'>an</span> <span m='27750'>owner or</span> <span m='28010'>representative.</span> </p><p><span m='29120'>My</span> <span m='29370'>key</span> <span m='29570'>decision</span> <span m='30000'>was</span> <span m='30430'>to</span> <span m='31120'>go</span> <span m='31360'>where the</span> <span m='31440'>work's</span> <span m='31720'>at.</span> <span m='31900'>I</span> <span m='31940'>mean,</span> <span m='32200'>I</span> <span m='32330'>grew</span> <span m='32540'>up</span> <span m='32650'>in</span> <span m='33080'>Illinois</span> <span m='33460'>in the</span> <span m='33560'>Midwest.</span> <span m='34190'>And</span> <span m='34750'>there's</span> <span m='34930'>been</span> <span m='35050'>a</span> <span m='35100'>lot</span> <span m='35290'>of</span> <span m='35350'>work</span> <span m='35520'>going</span> <span m='35770'>on</span> <span m='35910'>in</span> <span m='35980'>California</span> <span m='36470'>for the</span> <span m='36680'>past</span> <span m='37190'>14,</span> <span m='37960'>15</span> <span m='38270'>years.</span> <span m='39220'>So</span> <span m='39800'>my</span> <span m='39940'>key</span> <span m='40080'>decision</span> <span m='40470'>was</span> <span m='40630'>moving</span> <span m='40890'>out</span> <span m='41010'>here.</span> </p><p><span m='41530'>During</span> <span m='41740'>the</span> <span m='41800'>recession,</span> <span m='43030'>I</span> <span m='43190'>worked</span> <span m='43450'>right</span> <span m='43650'>through</span> <span m='43790'>that.</span> <span m='45410'>As</span> <span m='45520'>long</span> <span m='45750'>as</span> <span m='45840'>you</span> <span m='46400'>work</span> <span m='46610'>hard</span> <span m='47070'>and</span> <span m='47490'>produce</span> <span m='47790'>for</span> <span m='47860'>your</span> <span m='47960'>company,</span> <span m='48410'>I</span> <span m='48480'>think</span> <span m='49390'>this</span> <span m='49560'>is</span> <span m='51020'>a</span> <span m='51100'>strong</span> <span m='51490'>field</span> <span m='51720'>right</span> <span m='51880'>now.</span> <span m='52390'>Probably</span> <span m='53040'>early</span> <span m='53310'>on</span> <span 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