Civil Construction Manager

As a civil construction manager (also known as a construction project manager), you coordinate and consult on work programs, tenders and bids, and overseeing subcontractors.

You may work under a contract or as a subcontractor of specialised building services.



  • Salary
  • Outdoor work
  • Working with others

A typical day may involve:

  • interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
  • coordinating resources and procuring materials, plant and equipment
  • consulting with architects, engineering professionals and trades
  • negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process
  • preparing tenders and contract bids
  • coordinating work programs for building sites
  • adhering to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety
  • submitting plans to local authorities for approval
  • overseeing subcontractor work
  • arranging building inspections by local authorities

It helps to be good at:

  • planning and managing projects and people
  • communicating clearly
  • budgeting
  • solving problems
  • keeping things organised
  • working calmly under pressure

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Diploma Civil Construction Management
  • Advanced Diploma Civil Construction
  • Bachelor of Construction Management
  • Traineeship

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction 

Related Roles

  • Builder

  • Construction Manager 

  • Trades


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