Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a construction manager.

A construction manager is often tasked with the responsibility of coordinating, and supervising a wide range of construction projects and activities whether public or private. He or she will ensure that all legal requirements on the construction activities are followed to the letter. It is their sole responsibility to ensure that the end product meets the design and client specifications and everything is within the stipulated budget.

Besides the major role, he or she will get to typically do the following; analyze and settle on the best construction methods, process and strategies; report on the progress to the management and the clients; supervise all construction activities; resolve any delays and problems that might arise; prepare cost estimates and budgets pertaining to the construction and hire and manage all construction site workers.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Bundle related tasks together in order to move fluidly between them

Give each task a specific deadline or short amount of time in order to remain focused

[employee comments goal]

Look for people, environments, ideas, and knowledge that one finds inspiring and motivating and share it with others

Be ambitious, set big goals and accomplish them in order to inspire others that they, too, can make it happen as long as they stay committed and focused

[employee comments goal]

Invite an objective outsider to monitor team conversations, challenge assumptions and identify potential decision-making process pitfalls

Get clear on the situation that calls for a decision and make sure that everyone involved is clear about its current form

[employee comments goal]

Identify the skills of each employee and assign duties based on his/her skill set

Look for opportunities to deliver constructive feedback to other employees in order to improve their performance

[employee comments goal]

Acknowledge the value of going through the strategic planning process and support implementation of the already completed strategic plan

Determine what goals the company wants to achieve and create strategies and timelines to achieve them

[employee comments goal]

Understand the company's expectations, their requirements, their need and their mode of operations

Comprehend the goals with their relevance to the business and work to deliver the expectations

[employee comments goal]

Give others a chance to air their views and ideas on how different things should be done

Explore alternative solutions to problems and look for ways to prevent them in future

[employee comments goal]

Be a team player; contribute one's own strengths and support other employees' weaknesses, to ensure a strong, winning dynamic

Take ownership for solving problems instead of making excuses or blaming others when things don't go as expected

[employee comments goal]

Narrow focus on a few goals at a time and focus all the effort on their completion

Break down goals into actionable daily or weekly tasks in order to not lose motivation if the goals seem too big or far away to accomplish

[employee comments goal]

Take breaks between tasks in order to allow own mind to refresh and give oneself a productivity boost

Try and understand things that work best for oneself in order to feel happy and motivated to accomplish them

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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