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Construction Managers

Architecture & Construction

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Work Environment

Construction managers work indoors and outdoors on construction sites.

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Construction managers provide construction, survey and design, and electrical engineering expertise across a broad spectrum of construction operations in a variety of units. They coordinate and plan the development and support of military construction programs and maintain technical liaison with systems commands and fleet commands on facilities logistic problems.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

Construction managers may have an education in engineering or management. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. In addition, construction managers receive specialized training, both on-the-job and in the classroom, to oversee military engineering projects.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Interest in engineering principles and concepts
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail

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