Superintendents plan, coordinate, and supervise new construction and remodeling of existing building. They manage schedules and run the day to day operations of construction sites. Superintendents spend their time onsite and manager employees. They oversee quality control and coordinate between subcontractors.
Construction and building inspectors examine buildings, highways and streets, sewer and water systems, dams, bridges, and other structures to ensure they comply with building codes and ordinances. They also inspect electrical; heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration and plumbing systems. During the first phase of construction Inspectors do an initial check and then follow-up inspections throughout the construction project. When the project is finished, they do a final, comprehensive inspection to ensure that new construction, changes, or repairs comply with local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while developing new technological solutions. Their main responsibilities are defining problems, conducting and narrowing research, analyzing criteria, finding and analyzing solutions and making decisions. Engineers spend a large amount of time researching, locating, applying and transferring information because they must weigh different design choices and choose the best solution for their requirements.
Estimators’ projects and controls construction costs by collecting and studying information. They control construction costs. They prepare construction budgets by studying home plans, updating specifications, and projecting costs for each elevation. Obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors and then maintain cost keys and price masters.
Production planner’s main focus is to ensure every item is produced in a timely and efficient manner. Production planners let the team know what needs to be produced and by when in order to meet shipment dates. They make sure the daily schedule is met and that quality products are being produced. They oversee the process from start to finish. Planners act as a liaison between every department, such as sales, engineering, management and production. Planners scheduling all the manufacturing, and participates in sales forecasting, inter-office communication and problem-solving.
Project managers are responsible for the planning, execution and closing of any project relating to construction, aerospace, computer networking, architecture, or software development. Duties include creating clear and attainable objectives, setting project requirements, and managing the time, scope and quality expectations of the project. They do long term scheduling. This person is the liaison between the client and production team. It is the goal of the project manager to ensure the needs of the client are being met and represented. Project managers oversee finance tasks such as labor and material cost control. Project managers typically coordinator between the office and job site
Purchasing Managers are responsible for buying or approving the acquisition of goods and services needed by the company. The position includes wide supervisory or managerial responsibilities. A Purchasing Manager oversees the acquisition of materials needed for production, general supplies for offices and facilities, equipment, or construction contracts. A Purchasing Manager often supervises purchasing agents and buyers, but in small companies the Purchasing Manager may also be the purchasing agent or buyer. Purchasing managers often have a strong background deal with commodities.