Contractor Job Description Sample

Contractors are managers who oversee a project and are responsible for hiring workers and arranging materials, services, and equipment. They ensure that a project is completed on time and within the set budget.

Job Description Sample

We are seeking an experienced and reliable contractor to manage resources, hire personnel, visit project sites, maintain records, and work with subcontractors on behalf of our clients. You will be responsible for ensuring the successful and timely completion of all current and future projects.


A contractor typically earns an average hourly rate of $30.25. This rate ranges from $17.92 to $54.38 depending on experience and location. This hourly wage translates to an average yearly salary of $60,000.


  • Organized and efficient.
  • Strong leadership.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Business skills.
  • Project management software skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hiring subcontractors and other personnel.
  • Advise clients.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Apply for permits and licenses.
  • Set and monitor schedules.
  • Ensure site security and safety.
  • Ensure all regulations are followed on site.
  • Manage materials and equipment.
  • Inspect work completed by workers and subcontractors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in building science, construction science, construction safety, or another relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in construction.
  • Prior experience in project management is an asset.
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Job Description Format

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Job Title:
[Job Title]

[Job Summary/Job Brief]

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • [List 4-5 essential functions of the job role]
  • [List 5+ qualifications including education level, experience level, key skills, and expectations of the job function]
(Optional) Work Environment:
  • [LIst 2-5 characteristics, traits, and other requirements of the role]
  • [If physical requirements are necessary, include reasonable accommodation details]
This role and job position will report directly to [Job Title] who leads [Department Name].

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