Skills in demand
Safety Advisors/HSE Advisors – Due to a number of projects now under way, in places such as the Northern Territory, candidates are in demand to meet safety requirements of new projects.
Civil Estimators – These candidates are in demand due to a high number of government funded projects and mining opportunities on offer in some states.
Construction Planners or Schedulers – This is a critical role and good candidates are extremely valuable to a company. However, there is a shortage of candidates with skills on multiple programs.
Supervisors – These candidates are required to work on a range of civil and building projects, particularly in the Northern Territory.
Contracts Administrators – Candidates with experience in commercial construction and mining-related projects are in demand because in the past candidates have done one or the other.
Senior Estimators – Builders are looking at different ways of securing work. They are searching for strong Estimators who are dynamic and can think outside the box. They also need to be able to win more work for their business.
Contract Administrators – There is a shortage of experienced Contract Administrators across the industry. When the market was booming prior to 2008 a lot of Contract Administrators were promoted to Project Managers in order to retain them within the business. A lot of PMs will not go back to doing a CA role and many graduates do not see this as their career path.
Submission Coordinators – Builders are looking at hiring Submission Coordinators who can help assist them in winning more work.
Project Managers – There is a shortage of candidates with commercial and top-tier experience, plus a steady work history in states such as Perth.