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Working As a Controls Project Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Getting Information
  • $120,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Controls Project Manager Do

Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish.

Duties

Construction managers typically do the following:

  • Prepare cost estimates, budgets, and work timetables
  • Interpret and explain contracts and technical information to other professionals
  • Report work progress and budget matters to clients
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, and other construction specialists
  • Select subcontractors and schedule and coordinate their activities
  • Respond to work delays, emergencies, and other problems
  • Comply with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations

Construction managers, often called general contractors or project managers, coordinate and supervise a wide variety of projects, including the building of all types of public, residential, commercial, and industrial structures, as well as roads, memorials, and bridges. Either a general contractor or a construction manager will oversee the construction phase of a project, although a construction manager may also consult with the client during the design phase to help refine construction plans and control costs.

Construction managers oversee specialized contractors and other personnel. They schedule and coordinate all construction processes so that projects meet design specifications. They ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. Some managers may be responsible for several projects at once—for example, the construction of multiple apartment buildings.  

Construction managers work closely with other building specialists, such as architects, civil engineers, and a variety of trade workers, including stonemasons, electricians, and carpenters. Projects may require specialists in everything from structural steel and painting to landscaping, paving roads, and excavating sites. Depending on the project, construction managers may interact with lawyers and local government officials. For example, when working on city-owned property or municipal buildings, managers sometimes confer with city inspectors to ensure that all regulations are met.

For projects too large to be managed by one person, such as office buildings and industrial complexes, a top-level construction manager hires other construction managers to be in charge of different aspects of the project. For example, each construction manager would oversee a specific phase of the project, such as structural foundation, plumbing, or electrical work, and choose subcontractors to complete it. The top-level construction manager would then collaborate and coordinate with the other construction managers.

To maximize efficiency and productivity, construction managers often perform the tasks of a cost estimator. They use specialized cost-estimating and planning software to allocate time and money in order to complete their projects. Many managers also use software to plan the best way to get materials to the building site.

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How To Become A Controls Project Manager

Large construction firms increasingly prefer candidates with both construction experience and a bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field. While some individuals with a high school diploma and many years of experience in a construction trade may be hired as construction managers, these individuals are typically qualified to become self-employed general contractors.

Education

It is becoming increasingly important for construction managers to have a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, architecture, or engineering. As construction processes become more complex, employers are placing greater importance on specialized education.

More than 100 colleges and universities offer accredited bachelor’s degree programs in construction science, building science, or construction engineering. These programs include courses in project control and management, design, construction methods and materials, cost estimation, building codes and standards, and contract administration. Courses in mathematics and statistics are also relevant.

More than fifty 2-year colleges offer construction management or construction technology programs. An associate’s degree combined with work experience is typical for managers who supervise smaller projects.  

A few universities offer master’s degree programs in construction management.

Those with a high school diploma and several years of relevant work experience may qualify to become a construction manager, although most are qualified to become self-employed general contractors.

Training

New construction managers are typically hired as assistants and work under the guidance of an experienced manager. This training period may last several months to several years, depending on the firm.

Work Experience

If the typical education is not obtained, practical construction experience is important for jobseekers, because it reduces the need for initial on-the-job training. Internships, cooperative education programs, and previous work in the construction industry can provide that experience. Some construction managers become qualified solely through extensive construction experience, spending many years in carpentry, masonry, or other construction specialties.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification is becoming increasingly important for construction managers. Certification is valuable because it can demonstrate knowledge and experience.

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. It is recommended that applicants for this certification 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.

The American Institute of Constructors awards the Associate Constructor (AC) and Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) designations to candidates who meet its requirements and pass the appropriate construction exams.

Some states require licensure for construction managers. For more information, contact your state licensing board.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Most managers plan a project strategy, handle unexpected issues and delays, and solve problems that arise over the course of the project. In addition, many managers use cost-estimating and planning software to determine costs and the materials and time required to complete projects.

Business skills. Construction managers address budget matters and coordinate and supervise workers. Choosing competent staff and establishing good working relationships with them is critical.

Customer-service skills. Construction managers are in constant contact with owners, inspectors, and the public. They must form good working relationships with these people and ensure their needs are met.

Decisionmaking skills. Construction managers choose personnel and subcontractors for specific tasks and jobs. Often, these choices must be made quickly to meet deadlines and budgets.

Initiative. Self-employed construction managers generate their business opportunities and must be proactive in finding new clients. They often market their services and bid on jobs, and they must also learn to perform special home improvement projects, such as installing mosaic glass tiles, sanding wood floors, and insulating homes.

Leadership skills. Managers must effectively delegate tasks to construction workers, subcontractors, and other lower level managers.

Speaking skills. Managers must give clear orders, explain complex information to construction workers and clients, and discuss technical details with other building specialists, such as architects. Self-employed construction managers must get their own projects, so the need to sell their services to potential clients is critical.

Technical skills. Managers must know construction methods and technologies, and must be able to interpret contracts and technical drawings.

Time-management skills. Construction managers must meet deadlines. They ensure that construction phases are completed on time so that the next phase can begin as scheduled. For instance, a building’s foundation cannot be constructed until the land is completely excavated.

Writing skills. Construction managers must write proposals, plans, and budgets, as well as document the progress of the work for clients and others involved in the building process.

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Average Length of Employment
Controls Manager 3.9 years
Project Manager 3.5 years
Project Scheduler 2.8 years
Top Careers Before Controls Project Manager
Scheduler 2.9%
Controller 2.7%
Top Careers After Controls Project Manager
Consultant 5.4%
Manager 2.9%
Controller 2.4%

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Average Yearly Salary
$120,000
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$84,000
Min 10%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$171,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Matrix Service
Highest Paying City
White Plains, NY
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Avg Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a Controls Project Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Controls Project Manager in the United States is $120,654 per year or $58 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $84,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $171,000.

Real Controls Project Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Project Controls Manager RCF Management LLC Denver, CO Sep 19, 2015 $275,000
Project Controls Manager Petroplan USA LLC Houston, TX Aug 22, 2011 $213,120
Principal Project Controls Manager Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 18, 2014 $200,000
Project Controls Manager (PCM) Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX May 05, 2016 $200,000
Project Controls Manager Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 24, 2013 $181,770
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Social Circle, GA Jul 23, 2014 $181,565
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Covington, GA Feb 11, 2013 $177,150
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Social Circle, GA Nov 24, 2014 $176,973
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Covington, GA Jan 28, 2013 $173,880
Project Cost Control Manager M.C.Dean, Inc. Dulles Town Center, VA May 27, 2015 $165,000
Project Controls Manager IV-AGA Texas LLC Houston, TX Nov 10, 2014 $159,978
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Jan 04, 2013 $152,350
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Seattle, WA Sep 24, 2012 $152,350
Controls Project Manager Teal Sales Incorporated Lynnwood, WA Sep 20, 2015 $133,900
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Boulder, CO Sep 01, 2011 $132,400
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Covington, GA Feb 01, 2013 $132,400
Project Controller Manager Deloitte Consulting LLP Port Washington, NY Jun 18, 2015 $132,300
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Oct 01, 2013 $132,000
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Sep 20, 2013 $132,000
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. South San Francisco, CA May 01, 2013 $132,000
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA May 07, 2012 $123,600
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. Lansing, MI Aug 06, 2012 $122,500
Global Systems Operation Control Project Manager Abbott Laboratories Park City, IL Jul 15, 2012 $120,725
Project Controls Manager RCF Management LLC Denver, CO Sep 10, 2015 $120,000
Project Controls Manager Cockram Construction Inc. West Greenwich, RI Jul 09, 2012 $120,000
Manager Project Controlling WKW Erbsloeh North America, Inc. Pell City, AL Dec 15, 2011 $120,000
Manager-Project Controls Rio Tinto Services Inc. South Jordan, UT Jan 28, 2013 $115,232 -
$169,000
Lead Project Controls Manager Faithful+Gould, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 29, 2013 $115,000

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Top Skills for A Controls Project Manager

  1. Project Management
  2. Project Controls
  3. Financial Statements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised a department of twelve personnel providing Project Management oversight of major subcontracts and reporting requirements to the DOE.
  • Participated in the company s High Performance Team and attended multiple professional development courses for continual improvement in project controls.
  • Analyzed financial statements and reported on financial and budget performance, and inventory accuracy.
  • Prepare various cost control/performance measurement reports and forecasts.
  • Review and analysis of EPC contractor performance and productivity.

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  6. Hawaii
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Controls Project Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

69.9%

Female

21.7%

Unknown

8.4%
Ethnicity

White

58.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.7%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

8.6%

Unknown

4.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.0%

French

12.3%

Portuguese

6.2%

Arabic

6.2%

Russian

3.7%

Greek

3.7%

Carrier

3.7%

Italian

3.7%

German

3.7%

Persian

3.7%

Mandarin

2.5%

Japanese

2.5%

Polish

2.5%

Turkish

1.2%

Cheyenne

1.2%

Dutch

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Lithuanian

1.2%

Malay

1.2%

Thai

1.2%
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Controls Project Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.4%

University of Houston

9.8%

Texas A&M University

9.2%

George Washington University

5.8%

Villanova University

5.2%

University of Texas at Austin

4.9%

Webster University

4.6%

Strayer University

4.6%

Colorado State University

4.3%

Arizona State University

4.0%

University of Florida

4.0%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

Purdue University

3.7%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

3.4%

Michigan State University

3.1%

University of Maryland - University College

3.1%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

2.8%

Ohio State University

2.8%

University of Southern California

2.8%

University of Washington

2.8%
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Majors

Business

31.6%

Accounting

10.6%

Project Management

8.0%

Finance

7.3%

Construction Management

6.9%

Civil Engineering

6.0%

Management

5.6%

Electrical Engineering

4.1%

Mechanical Engineering

3.3%

Engineering

1.9%

Computer Science

1.9%

Education

1.9%

Industrial Engineering

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.5%

Chemical Engineering

1.4%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.4%

Economics

1.4%

Industrial Technology

1.1%

Construction Engineering

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.1%

Masters

30.4%

Other

15.8%

Associate

4.1%

Certificate

3.8%

Doctorate

1.0%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.2%
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