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Project Builder
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Professional Builder.

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings, and the physical and human resources involved in the building process. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
  • coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • consulting with Architects, Engineering Professionals and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers
  • negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • preparing tenders and contract bids
  • operating and implementing coordinated work programs for sites
  • ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety
  • arranging submission of plans to local authorities
  • building under contract, or subcontracting specialised building services
  • overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractors' work
Job prospects for Construction Managers in Victoria

Occupations in the Construction Managers group include Construction Project Manager and Project Builder.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 20,100 Construction Managers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$2,409.50

Hourly earnings
$62.60

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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