Manager - Construction

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Manager - Construction (Short)

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Getting Information - obtain information from individuals
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate construction project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities - schedule employee work hours
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - consult with managerial or supervisory personnel
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to representatives of the owner or developer, including administrative staff, workers, or clients.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - oversee execution of organizational or program policies
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - negotiate business contracts

About the test (Full Version)

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. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Construction Fundamentals
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Competitive Spirit
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Leader Mindset
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
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
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$56,880 or less
Bottom 25%:
$73,460 or less
$97,180 (Average)
Top 25%:
$128,860 or more
Top 10%:
$169,070 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:38,900

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Building and Construction
  • Administration and Management
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Design
Top Skills
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Coordination
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
Top Abilities
  • Information Ordering
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Visualization
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
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Alternate Titles for this Role: Bridges and Buildings Supervisor, Commercial Construction Superintendent, Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Coordinator, Construction Director, Construction Foreman, Construction Manager, Construction Project Manager, Construction Services Manager, Construction Superintendent, Drilling and Production Superintendent, Energy Efficient Site Manager, Environmental Construction Program Manager, General Superintendent, Job Superintendent, Maintenance of Way Superintendent, Masonry Contractor Administrator, Mine Superintendent, Mine Supervisor, Railroad Construction Director, Site Manager, Site Supervising Technical Operator, Solar Commercial Installation Electrician Manager, Street Supervisor, Utility Division Project Manager, Weatherization Operations Manager

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