Construction Manager

Building success from the ground up with strategic construction management.


A construction manager is a professional who oversees and manages all aspects of a construction project from planning, designing to implementation as well as completion. The role of a construction manager is to ensure that the project is completed on time, within the budget and according to the specifications along with requirements of the client. Moreover, the specific duties and responsibilities of a construction manager can vary depending on the project, but typically include planning as well as scheduling the project timeline along with budget.

In addition to these technical responsibilities, a construction manager must also possess strong leadership and communication skills as they will be responsible for managing a team of professionals and stakeholders as well as communicating with clients including other external parties. They should also have a solid understanding of project management principles, building codes and construction techniques.


For Bachelor’s

  • Scholars must pass their 10+2 board exams with a minimum grade of 60% from an authorised education board.
  • The seekers should enrol in a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Construction Science, Construction Management or B.Tech. in Civil Engineering. 

 For Masters

  • Graduates must pursue Master's degrees such as M. Tech (Master of Technology) in Structural Engineering, M. Tech (Master of Technology) in Civil Engineering or an MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Construction Management.

Job Roles

The job roles and specific duties of a construction manager are listed as given below: 

  • Civil Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Architect
  • Project Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Assistant Manager 

Top Recruiters

Construction managers are employed by a wide range of businesses including various construction organisations. The best Construction Manager recruiters are as follows:

  • CPWD
  • Delhi Metro
  • Gammon India Ltd
  • National Highway Authority of India
  • Indian Railways
  • L&T
  • PwD 

Employment Sector

  • Heavy and engineering construction
  • Self-employed workers
  • Speciality Trade Contractors
  • Building Constructions


A construction manager's salary can vary depending on a number of factors including the size of the company, the location, the industry and the number of years of experience.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹10,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹15, 00,000 


  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Technical knowledge
  • Risk management
  • Teamwork


The career scope for a construction manager is quite broad and can lead to many opportunities for advancement as well as growth. The construction managers can advance to become project managers, overseeing larger and more complex construction projects. Moreover, experienced construction managers can start their own construction management companies and work on a variety of construction projects. With a growing emphasis on sustainable construction practices, construction managers can specialise in sustainability and work on projects that prioritise environmentally-friendly building methods. Overall, the career scope for a construction manager is diverse and can lead to many opportunities for growth and advancement within the construction industry.


  • Cost savings
  • Time savings
  • Quality control
  • Risk management
  • Expertise and knowledge
  • Communication
  • Coordination


  • Cost
  • Limited control
  • Potential conflicts of interest
  • Miscommunication
  • Availability
  • Compatibility