Project Builders manage the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings.

    You usually need a certificate III or IV in building and construction to work as a Project Builder.

    Tasks

    • Interprets architectural drawings and specifications.
    • Co-ordinates labour resources, and the procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment.
    • Consults with architects, engineering professionals and other professionals, and technical and trades workers.
    • Negotiates with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
    • Prepares tenders and contract bids.
    • Implements co-ordinated work programs for sites.
    • Ensures adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety.
    • Arranges submission of plans to local authorities.
    • Builds under contract or subcontracting specialised building services.
    • Oversees the standard and progress of subcontractors' work.
    • Arranging building inspections by local authorities.

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    All Construction Managers

    • $3,450 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Project Builders

    • 45,800 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 48 hours Average full-time
    • 45 years Average age
    • 4% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Project Builders (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 46,200 in 2011 to 45,800 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a large occupation.
    • Location: Project Builders work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in the Construction industry.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (85%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 48 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 45 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (51%).
    • Gender: 4% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Construction91.3
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2.4
    Manufacturing1.4
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.0
    Other Industries3.9

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateProject BuildersAll Jobs Average
    NSW33.531.6
    VIC27.325.6
    QLD19.620.0
    SA5.87.0
    WA7.610.8
    TAS3.82.0
    NT0.91.0
    ACT1.61.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketProject BuildersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.5-5.05.0
    20-245.1-9.39.3
    25-3417.8-22.922.9
    35-4424.5-22.022.0
    45-5425.9-21.621.6
    55-5911.4-9.09.0
    60-647.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over6.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationProject BuildersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.1-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV60.4-21.121.1
    Year 128.1-18.118.1
    Year 112.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below6.8-12.512.5

    You usually need a certificate III or IV in building and construction to work as a Project Builder.

    Registration with the relevant state or territory board is needed to work as a Project Builder.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • building licence
    • construction induction card (white card)

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
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    Employers look for Construction Managers who are organised, with strong people skills and an enthusiastic, positive attitude.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Building and Construction

      89% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    2. Design

      75% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    3. Customer and Personal Service

      72% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    4. Engineering and Technology

      67% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    5. Administration and Management

      67% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

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    1. Electronic Mail

      100% Important

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    2. Telephone

      99% Important

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    3. Contact With Others

      94% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    4. Face-to-Face Discussions

      93% Important

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    5. Work With Work Group or Team

      90% Important

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