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.
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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What can I earn as a Building Supervisor?

The most common salary for a Building Supervisor is between $110k and $130k
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How to become a Building Supervisor

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.

Explore Building Supervisor qualifications

As a qualified Builder, a further tertiary qualification in construction management will develop your skills as a Building Supervisor.
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

What are employers looking for?

Employers want:
  • Civil construction experience
  • Landscape construction experience
  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • Civil project experience
  • Trade qualification
Shortlisted applicants have:
  • Project management experience
  • White Card
  • AutoCAD
  • Management experience
  • Estimating skills
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How do Building Supervisors rate their role?

Latest reviews from 8 Building Supervisors surveyed on SEEK

Source: SEEK Role Reviews

What are the job opportunities for Building Supervisors?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities
Building Supervisor jobs on SEEK
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
National increase over next 5 years
12.6%
2017
2022
Source: LMIP. Construction Managers
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data