1331 Construction Managers

Construction Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the construction of engineering projects or buildings and dwellings, and the physical and human resources involved in building and construction.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • leading the coordination and prioritisation of resources across projects
  • assessing and interpreting architectural drawings and specifications
  • coordinating resources, procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • consulting with Architects, Engineering Professionals and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers
  • managing links between projects and monitoring overall time, costs, quality, budget and risk
  • negotiating with stakeholders throughout the construction process and project lifecycle
  • developing tenders and contract bids
  • managing and monitoring adherence to legislation and standards of performance and safety
  • managing submission of plans to local authorities and liaising with stakeholders to undertake relevant inspections throughout the project
  • leading and managing human resources including subcontractors, standards, progress and delivery of project and program requirements
  • managing change and implementation of projects and programs
  • establishing and managing project plans to ensure alignment with program strategic goals and project outcomes


  • 133111 Construction Project Manager
  • 133112 Project Builder

133111 Construction Project Manager

Alternative Title:

  • Building and Construction Manager

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates construction of engineering and building projects, and all resources involved in the construction process. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 1


  • Shipbuilding Program Manager

133112 Project Builder

Alternative Title:

  • Professional Builder

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings, and the physical and human resources involved in the building process. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1