A construction project manager discusses plans with the construction supervisor

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Managers manage civil engineering and building projects.

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.

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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.

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