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Construction Project Managers manage civil engineering and building projects.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • Project Management

  • Construction Management

  • Communication Skills

  • Budgeting

  • Planning

  • Building Relationships

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