Civil Project Manager

Be responsible for delivering large-scale construction projects.
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What's it like to be a Civil Project Manager?

Civil Project Managers (also known as Construction Project Managers) oversee large construction projects. They supervise subcontractors, attend project progress meeting and monitor compliance with building and safety codes and regulations. They are charged with ensuring the timely and cost-effective delivery of construction projects.
Civil Project Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Negotiate the contracts of subcontractors, communicate with inspectors and architects
  • Meet with construction managers and coordinate the delivery of materials with vendors.
  • Review land surveys, assess project estimates and budgets, inspect existing structures, create design plans and review potential safety issues.
  • Generate reports focusing on project progress, job status and costs.

How to become a Civil Project Manager

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Pathways to becoming a Construction Manager combine formal training with practical experience. Generally, Construction Managers have extensive experience in the construction industry, and hold a qualification such as the Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) (CPC60212).

  1. Most Construction Managers start out as entry-level employees in the construction industry. Everyone working in the construction industry needs to have a White Card. Holding a valid White Card means that you have completed official, certified general construction induction training with a registered organisation within Australia.
  2. Complete a qualification such as the Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) (CPC60212). This course is designed to give you an advanced knowledge of building projects to allow you to provide advisory, administrative and management services for the construction of large, high-rise and complex buildings.
  3. Check the builder registration requirements with the appropriate licensing body in your State or Territory.

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Latest Civil Project Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 2 Civil Project Managers surveyed on SEEK.

Sep 2023
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Civil Engineering
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Fill with new Challenges every day with passion to work and resolve the issue at the earliest with immediate and proper action and move ahead with progress, quality and safety
The challenges
sometime we have no time to eat and we have no personal life to enjoy
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Aug 2023
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
Love the job flexibility. but you don't get rewarded. Managers always prefer their friends for full time position.
The challenges
No job security, annual leave and sick leave
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