In-Demand Construction Jobs in New South Wales
Things in New South Wales are looking up. After the arguably catastrophic fall-out from the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, NSW is leading the way in a countrywide recovery that looks set to put Australia back on the map as one of the world’s leading countries for construction. Most notable is the commercial sector, which has witnessed an 11 per cent hike in just one year.
The state can be thanked for the good news coming out of NWS. The commercial and industrial sectors received over 710 million dollars in investments from the municipality, specifically for the construction of colleges, universities and retails stores. This investment employed thousands of Australians looking to make a mark on the construction industry, and as a result, growth figures have been impressive. The residential sector also looks set to make a comeback after a relatively sleepy few years.
It’s safe to say that New South Wales is one of Australia’s go-to states for career opportunities in the construction industry. But what are the most in-demand jobs? Let’s take a look at where you may be needed.
NSW is seeing a boost in civil works, such as the NW Rail Link and the West Connex Motorway. NSW is currently being described as a “sleeping giant awakening” in terms of the creation of competitive infrastructure jobs, of which engineering is most prominent.
If you’re interested in working as civil engineer in New South Wales, you need to have the right qualifications.
A Certificate II in Civil Engineering will get you on the right track. Basic Certificate II modules include the creation and execution of large construction projects. The course will show you the basics of reading a plan, making important measurements and applying your work to a range of critical engineering mathematical formulae. You’ll also learn OHS essentials, and how to work effectively with other members of a large civil works team. It’s possible to complete this certificate, including a more in-depth Certificate III at TAFE NSW. The University of New South Wales also offers an undergraduate degree in Engineering, which will definitely give you the edge on the competition.
Residential Project Manager
Analysts predict that the demand for houses in NSW will explode in the coming years. This means that contracting companies will be hungry for ambitious and passionate project managers, looking to bring the sector back into the limelight.
As a project manager, you will be expected to inspect a construction site. You will have to know how to budget effectively for labour and material costs. Project managers also encourage good team communication. He/she is responsible for monitoring the whole housing project until its completion, providing weekly progress reports where needed.
If you’re interested in becoming a housing project manager in NSW, why not sign up for a Diploma in Building and Construction Management at TAFE NSW? It’s a compartmentalized course that can be completed on both a part- and full-time basis.
NSW is undoubtedly one of the most exciting places in Australia to be for construction career opportunities.
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