Construction Graduate Jobs

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Construction Graduate Jobs overview

The strong and growing Australian building and construction industry is one full of opportunities for the construction graduate. Jobs are highly sought after, well respected and well paid in the areas of construction site management, project management, contract management and civil engineering.

Construction graduate work

There are opportunities for building and construction graduates and professionals throughout the deep breadth and scope of the industry, including with:

  • Civil engineering contractors
  • Private construction companies
  • Local government
  • Property developers
  • Specialist consultants
  • Entrepreneurs, and much more.

Construction graduates typically work in the areas of cartography, surveying, architecture, interior design, surveying, structural engineering, regional and urban planning, and many other areas.

Construction graduate tasks

The tasks undertaken by construction graduates include:

  • Interpreting architectural drawings
  • Procuring materials and equipment
  • Negotiating with parties involved in the construction process
  • Working with tenders and contract bids
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation, quality and budgetary standards
  • Delegating to and managing subcontractors.

Construction graduate skills

Professional building and construction jobs will require the deployment of the graduate's maths abilities for analysing and processing data and implementing design physics. Construction professionals plan and coordinate civil engineering projects and the human resources needed to complete them.

The construction graduate will also be creative, have a deep understanding of technology and engineering, and able to conceptualise ideas and transfer concepts to technical plans and drawings.

Construction graduate jobs

90% of construction professionals in Australia work full-time, and the average annual earnings for a construction manager is $88,000. Job growth over the past 5 years has been over 12%, and it is expected that growth will continue to be strong in the future. The construction industry employs over 9% of the Australian workforce, representing the fourth-largest employing industry in the country.

Advice for Construction Graduate Jobs

Dulux Graduate Job
Employer Insight

DuluxGroup, a top 100 ASX Listed Company, offers an in-demand Graduate Program, open all year. Successful grads share their tips on how to join this leading company.

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WSP Australia Graduate Job
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Attention all engineering graduates ready to make a difference in the world!

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Graduate Advice

Get ready to knock it out of the park with top interview questions and insider tips from successful graduates in the construction and property sector.

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Graduate Stories

Sam Mendoza Turner & Townsend
Turner & Townsend
Sam studied Business and Quantity Surveying at University of the West of England (UK)
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Daniel studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours) at the RMIT University, 2018
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Joshua studied a Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management) & Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

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Jessica kahl Aurecon Graduate
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Civil Engineer at Aurecon

Jessica Kahl graduated with ​a ​Bachelor of Civil Engineering (First Class) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-Op) from CQ University Australia in 2017 and is now a very passionate Civil Engineer at Aurecon.