What's it like to be a Construction Project Manager?
Construction Project Managers are Project Managers who specialise in the planning, management and execution of construction projects.
Tasks and duties
- Consulting with Architects, Engineering Professionals and other professionals.
- Coordinating labour resources, and procurement and delivery of construction materials and equipment.
- Managing project progress and adapting work as required.
- Overseeing all incoming and outgoing project documentation.
- Drafting, submitting and reviewing project tenders.
- Designing risk mitigation plans.
- Conducting project reviews and collating detailed reports for clients and stakeholders.
- Interpreting architectural drawings and specifications.
- Negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
- Ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety.
- Arranging building inspections with local authorities.
Construction Project Managers have strong communication, organisational and budgeting skills, and lead projects in their various stages from conception through to completion. They manage factors like integration, scope, timelines, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement for each project.
Construction Project Managers specialise in managing key activities involved in construction projects, including booking surveyors and technical personnel, hiring equipment, ordering materials and checking plans, as well managing operational plans, people and budgets.
What can I earn as a Construction Project Manager?
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How to become a Construction Project Manager
- Hold a White Card. You can apply for a White Card online, and it is mandatory to hold one in order to work on a construction site in Australia.
- Complete a qualification in Construction Project Management from an accredited provider. This could be an Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (CPC60212), Graduate Diploma of Construction (Management), or a Bachelor degree majoring in Construction Management.
- Attain licence from the ABLIS by having the specified educational qualifications plus 2 years of practical experience, complete the application with details of your training, professional memberships, business operations and samples of work, and insurance.
- Renew ABLIS licencing every 12 months.
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