Construction Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the construction of civil engineering projects, buildings and dwellings, and the physical and human resources involved in building and construction.
A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher is usually needed. Workers normally have at least 5 years of relevant experience instead and around half have a Certificate III/IV as their highest level of education.
- interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
- coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
- consulting with Architects, Engineering Professionals and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers
- negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
- preparing tenders and contract bids
- operating and implementing coordinated work programs for sites
- ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety
- arranging submission of plans to local authorities
- building under contract, or subcontracting specialised building services
- overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractors' work
- arranging building inspections by local authorities
- Construction Project Manager
- Project Builder, or Professional Builder
Construction Project Manager (also called Building and Construction Manager)
Manages civil engineering and building projects. Registration or licensing is required.
Project Builder, or Professional Builder
Manages the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings. Registration or licensing is required.