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Project Builders

ANZSCO ID 133112

Overview

All Construction Managers

  • $3,450 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

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

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

You usually need a certificate IV in building and construction or have a trade background 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.

Prospects

Pathways

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

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Construction Managers who are organised, with strong people skills and an enthusiastic, positive attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

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. Technical 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

    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.

  6. Mathematics

    65% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Clerical

    63% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  8. English language

    59% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  9. Mechanical

    59% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  10. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  11. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    52% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  13. Education and training

    50% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  14. Economics and accounting

    48% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  15. Law and government

    47% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  16. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  17. Sales and marketing

    45% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  18. Physics

    45% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  19. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Telecommunications

    28% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    61% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  3. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  6. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Time management

    57% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  10. Management of financial resources

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  11. Management of material resources

    57% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  12. Negotiation

    57% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  15. Active learning

    55% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Operations analysis

    52% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  5. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Visualization

    57% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  10. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Far vision

    54% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Working with numbers

    54% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  16. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  17. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  19. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  20. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    83% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  2. Coordinating the work of a team

    83% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    82% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  4. Scheduling work and activities

    79% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  5. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Leading and encouraging a team

    73% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  8. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Communicating with the public

    69% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    66% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  13. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    63% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  18. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    55% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9021.00 - Construction Managers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Contact with people

    94% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    80% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    78% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  12. Unstructured work

    77% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Health and safety of others

    76% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Conflict situations

    75% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Competition

    74% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Being exact or accurate

    70% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Working conditions

    83% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  2. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  5. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Recognition

    67% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9021.00 - Construction Managers.

All Construction Managers

  • $3,450 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

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

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

You usually need a certificate IV in building and construction or have a trade background 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.

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

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Construction Managers who are organised, with strong people skills and an enthusiastic, positive attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

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. Technical 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

    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.

  6. Mathematics

    65% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Clerical

    63% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  8. English language

    59% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  9. Mechanical

    59% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  10. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  11. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  12. Personnel and human resources

    52% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  13. Education and training

    50% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  14. Economics and accounting

    48% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  15. Law and government

    47% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  16. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  17. Sales and marketing

    45% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  18. Physics

    45% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  19. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Telecommunications

    28% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    61% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  3. Active listening

    57% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  6. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Time management

    57% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  10. Management of financial resources

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  11. Management of material resources

    57% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  12. Negotiation

    57% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  13. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  15. Active learning

    55% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Persuasion

    55% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Operations analysis

    52% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  5. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Visualization

    57% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  10. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Far vision

    54% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Working with numbers

    54% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  14. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  16. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  17. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  19. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  20. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    83% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  2. Coordinating the work of a team

    83% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    82% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  4. Scheduling work and activities

    79% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  5. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    73% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Leading and encouraging a team

    73% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  8. Researching and investigating

    72% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Communicating with the public

    69% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    66% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  13. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    63% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  18. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    55% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9021.00 - Construction Managers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Contact with people

    94% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    80% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    78% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  12. Unstructured work

    77% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Health and safety of others

    76% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Conflict situations

    75% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Competition

    74% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  19. Being exact or accurate

    70% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Working conditions

    83% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  2. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Achievement

    76% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Support

    76% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  5. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Recognition

    67% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9021.00 - Construction Managers.
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