Highway Construction Project Managers oversee all aspects of the building process, working closely with engineers and architects to develop plans, establish timetables, and determine labor and material costs. Highway construction project managers are responsible for ensuring the project is completed on budget and within scope. They also hire and manage subcontractors and employees, gather permits, and ensure all aspects of the project are up to code. The main responsibilities of highway construction project managers are overall project planning, distributing resources, time management, risk management, creating benchmarks, managing the budget, managing staff, and managing relationships with key stakeholders.
Master's degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Construction Project Management
Highway Construction Managers oversee specialized contractors and other personnel. Highway construction managers schedule and coordinate all construction processes so that projects meet design specifications. They ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. Some highway construction managers may be responsible for several projects at once. Highway 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. When working on city-owned property or municipal buildings, construction managers sometimes confer with city inspectors to ensure that all regulations are met.