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Building Supervisor

A key role in ensuring the timely and effective management of building projects.

What's it like to be a Building Supervisor?

Building Supervisors plan, organise and control construction projects by undertaking quality inspections and supervising staff and subcontractors.

Building Supervisor

Tasks and duties

  • Coordinating staff, contractors and materials to ensure targets on projects are met.
  • Preparing and administering council applications and building contracts.
  • Supervising internal employees and monitoring subcontractors to ensure safety and technical specifications are adhered to.
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Building Supervisors may manage multiple jobs at any one time, and every building work contractor, individual or company, must have a registered building work supervisor to properly supervise their work and ensure that it meets required standards.

What can I earn as a Building Supervisor?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Building Supervisor is between $95k and $110k

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How to become a Building Supervisor


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To work as a Building Supervisor, the most common pathway is to have practical experience and then complete a further qualification. Construction project supervisors commonly have a bachelor's degree in civil construction, industrial or mechanical engineering together with experience in project management.

  1. Complete Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110 or Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) CPC40508.
  2. Apply for registration as a Building Work Supervisor (plumbers and electricians often do not need to as their professional registration covers them as a building work supervisor). Applicants must supply copies of relevant trade certificates, technical qualifications or evidence of experience, and may be required to attend an interview to assess their relevant experience and technical skills.
  3. Explore further opportunities for study (such as a Bachelor of Construction Management) or move into consulting or management.

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How do Building Supervisors rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Building Supervisors surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.5
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
4.0
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.5
Variety of work
3.5

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Jul 2020
A great life blance job
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Certificate of Data Management
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
property managment
The good things
You work by yourself with your personal experiences. Also, you get to know all type of building specialist or contractor.
The challenges
Your communications skills need to strong as you are communicating tenant, tradies, committees members and the body corporate.
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Reviewer's Qualification
Cert lv building and construction
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Not applicable
The good things
Get to travel and build cool stuff
The challenges
Working with contractors
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What are the job opportunities for Building Supervisors?

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National increase over next 5 years *
9.2%
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Source: LMIP. Construction Managers

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