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Manager - Construction
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Manager - Construction

Plan, direct, or coordinate, 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, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.


About the test

The HR Avatar Manager - Construction Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Manager - Construction test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Construction Fundamentals
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:11-9021.00
Simulation Context:Leadership and Management
O*Net Context:Management
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$53,740 or less
Bottom 25%:
$68,050 or less
Median:
$89,300 (Average)
Top 25%:
$119,710 or more
Top 10%:
$158,330 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
373,200
2024 (projected):
391,100
Annual U.S. Job Openings:7,009

Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Information Ordering
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
4%
Some College:
12%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
4%
Bachelor's Degree:
76%
Master's Degree:
4%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 2 Years:
4%
2 - 4 Years:
4%
4 - 6 Years:
36%
6 - 8 Years:
20%
8 - 10 Years:
8%
More than 10 Years:
28%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Brickmason Contractor, Bridges and Buildings Supervisor, Building Construction Contractor, Cement Contractor, Commercial Construction Superintendent, Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Consultant, Construction Contractor, Construction Coordinator, Construction Director, Construction Foreman, Construction Manager, Construction Project Manager, Construction Superintendent, Construction Trades Contractor, Constructor, Contractor, Developer, Drilling and Production Superintendent, Drywall Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Energy Efficient Site Manager, Environmental Construction Engineer, Environmental Construction Program Manager, Excavating Contractor, General Contractor, General Superintendent, Home Improvement Contractor, House Wrecker, Job Superintendent, Land Developer, Landscape Contractor, Maintenance of Way Superintendent, Masonry Contractor, Masonry Contractor Administrator, Mine Superintendent, Mine Supervisor, Painting Contractor, Paperhanger Contractor, Paving Contractor, Plastering Contractor, Plumbing and Heating Contractor, Plumbing Contractor, Project Executive, Project Manager, Project Specialist, Project Superintendent, Property Developer, Railroad Construction Director, Road Contractor, Roofing Contractor, Senior Site Manager, Sewer Contractor, Sheet Metal Contractor, Site Manager, Site Supervising Technical Operator, Solar Commercial Installation Electrician Manager, Street Contractor, Street Supervisor, Superintendent, Utility Division Project Manager, Vice President of Operations, Weatherization Operations Manager, Wrecker

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Energy Engineers, Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers, Civil Engineers, Occupational Health and Safety Specialists, Transportation Engineers, Soil and Water Conservationists, Environmental Engineers, Architectural and Engineering Managers, Logistics Managers, General and Operations Managers, Transportation Managers, Supply Chain Managers, First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers, Purchasing Managers, Sales Managers, Sales Engineers, First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators, Regulatory Affairs Managers, First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Use employee feedback to develop ideas for improvement in the work place.
  • Facilitate bringing a new employee onto your team.
  • Perform a cost analysis.
  • Make a purchasing recommendation.
  • Make sure corporate policy is known and followed by employees.
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