Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Managers manage civil engineering and building projects.
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    Overview

    Construction Project Managers manage civil engineering and building projects.

    Day-to-day

    • 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 the 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.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Construction Project Manager

    • You usually need a formal qualification in building or construction management or have 5 years of relevant trade experience to work as a Construction Project Manager. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

      Take a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

    Skills employers are looking for

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