National Masonry Instructors Association

P.O. Box 669
Stevensville, MD 21666
Phone: 443-496-0132       Cell: 803-308-0931
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Project Manager

Plan, direct, coordinate, or budget, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, and implementations.

Tasks

  • Plans, organizes, and directs activities concerned with construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems.
  • Confers with supervisory personnel to discuss such matters as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • Inspects and reviews construction work, repair projects, and reports to ensure work conforms to specifications.
  • Studies job specifications to plan and approve construction of project.
  • Directs and supervises workers on construction site to ensure project meets specifications.
  • Contracts workers to perform construction work in accordance with specifications.
  • Requisitions supplies and materials to complete construction project.
  • Interprets and explains plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients.
  • Formulates reports concerning such areas as work progress, costs, and scheduling.
  • Dispatches workers to construction sites to work on specified project.


Knowledge

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Skills

  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.


Abilities

  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.


Work Activities

  • Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.


Interests

  • Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.