Building and construction management is the planning, executing, and directing of construction projects, including small and large-scale building, and engineering projects. In 2019 construction accounted for 9% of all Australian jobs, making it one of the fastest-growing and largest industries.
The construction industry’s vast scale provides extensive management opportunities. Within the industry, the work ranges broadly between commercial, such as hotels and large office buildings, and residential development.
Managing building and construction projects is one of the highest paying roles in Australia, mostly due to the skill level, job responsibilities and challenges that come with managing any project. There are many entry-level construction management roles that skilled construction workers can find lucrative as they look to progress their career, away from tools but still in an exciting industry. Entry-level roles can include contract administrators, site managers, and building estimators.
In both entry-level and senior-level construction management positions, you will be looking after multiple teams of labourers and a variety of stakeholder groups, all whilst balancing budgets, estimates, contracts, costs, timelines and resources.