Building and Construction Jobs – High Levels of Demand

Project Managers, Construction Managers and Contract Administrators are in massive demand as the home building boom has seen the construction sector in Australia increase it’s headcount by almost 70,000 people. Building and construction jobs are still in high demand.


The construction industry in Australia is one of the country’s strongest economic drivers, with continued staffing demand and vacancy activities – although job vacancies and demand for staff does vary on location.


In general, across Australia, the demand for residential dwellings remains high and consequently the supply and demand ratio has tipped in favour of Project Mangers, Construction Managers and Contract Administrators according to the Hays Quarterly (June-September 2017) Report.


The report also states that in Victoria, the construction industry is highly active in particular with general commercial construction, residential apartment construction, as well as with the construction of aged-care and educational facilities. High-rise development in Melbourne’s CBD is strong, with apartment construction in Melbourne’s surrounding suburbs adding to the boom.


With these high levels of construction activity in Victoria, there is a shortage of Contract Administrators, Estimators and Project Managers. There is also demand for Site Managers and tradespeople across all projects – infrastructure, commercial and residential (house and apartments).


The latest information from the Victorian Building Authority shows the total number of Victorian building permits issued in July 2017 is 9324, with the total cost of work at $3.13 billion.



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