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Skills that employers are looking for

HARD SKILLS

  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • Procedural knowledge
  • Proficient in project management technology
  • Writing and documentation management skills

SOFT SKILLS

  • Ability to prioritise
  • Problem solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively and efficiently

TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Motivating
  • Logical reasoning
  • Calm under pressure
  • Continually seeking improvement

JOB ROLES

construction foreman

Average Salary
$101,000

Foremen work alongside or under the site supervisor to manage one, two, or several work teams. This is more of a people management position, providing correct documentation and leadership support to employees.

site supervisor

Average Salary
$89,000

Supervisors work underneath the Construction Manager or Construction Project Management team and oversee the general day-to-day management of the worksite’s people, processes and operations to ensure the site is operating effectively and efficiently.

construction manager

Average Salary
$111,000

Construction Managers oversee and manage multiple functions within the construction process, including people and budget management, policy creation and documentation and stakeholder management. This role has lots of responsibilities over a variety of areas and requires excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills.

construction project manager

Average Salary
$115,000

Construction Project Managers oversee and manage multiple functions specifically for large-scale construction projects that require a lot of organisation and planning. CPMs are responsible for people and budget management, policy creation and documentation and stakeholder management. This role has a lot of responsibilities over a variety of areas and requires excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills.

ESTIMATING MANAGER

Average Salary
$110,000

This role is often for professionals looking to progress from a construction management role into a more strategic management role within an organisation. As one of the most important aspects of a project is cost and meeting budget requirements, estimating managers are responsible for project cost estimation and managing the financial side of construction projects.

construction foreman

Average Salary
$101,000

Foremen work alongside or under the site supervisor to manage one, two, or several work teams. This is more of a people management position, providing correct documentation and leadership support to employees.

site supervisor

Average Salary
$89,000

Supervisors work underneath the Construction Manager or Construction Project Management team and oversee the general day-to-day management of the worksite’s people, processes and operations to ensure the site is operating effectively and efficiently.

construction manager

Average Salary
$111,000

Construction Managers oversee and manage multiple functions within the construction process, including people and budget management, policy creation and documentation and stakeholder management. This role has lots of responsibilities over a variety of areas and requires excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills.

construction project manager

Average Salary
$115,000

Construction Project Managers oversee and manage multiple functions specifically for large-scale construction projects that require a lot of organisation and planning. CPMs are responsible for people and budget management, policy creation and documentation and stakeholder management. This role has a lot of responsibilities over a variety of areas and requires excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills.

ESTIMATING MANAGER

Average Salary
$110,000

This role is often for professionals looking to progress from a construction management role into a more strategic management role within an organisation. As one of the most important aspects of a project is cost and meeting budget requirements, estimating managers are responsible for project cost estimation and managing the financial side of construction projects.

Construction management in Australia

Despite the events of 2020 and restrictions placed on projects, building sites and construction work, the current Australian construction industry is still speculated to see strong future growth.1

Most common industries:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Manufacturing

Currently, only 12.1% of the construction workforce is female, however this number is set to increase over the next 5 years as gender norms continue to be challenged and attractive salary packages continue to increase in the industry.2

Average weekly earnings of Construction Managers are over double all jobs average, at $3,450 compared to $1,460 for all jobs.1

1Job Outlook, 2020 2ABS, 2019

 

 

 

Industry Insights

YOUR CAREER IN construction management

 

Diploma of Building & Construction (Management)

(CPC50308)

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This qualification is designed for professionals in the building and construction industry looking to progress into management roles.

Learn to develop, manage and execute operational plans, manage WHS and project risk, manage budgets and financial plans, and develop skills to lead teams effectively and strategically plan for the success of projects.

 
Potential Career Outcomes

Site Supervisor $89k

Construction Foreman $101k

Construction Manager $110k