Tradespeople and labourers are seeing a rise in job openings across Australia as an inundation of work projects begins turning their fortunes around in 2016, lifting employment prospects within the construction sector as businesses intensify their search for skilled construction workers.
NSW is generating a plethora of job opportunities as the state ramps up work on a myriad of civil, residential and commercial projects.
Site forepersons and site managers well-versed across all aspects of construction are seeing an increase in job opportunities.
Project managers (those principally with fit-out experience) and site administrators are being sought out to aid contract administrators.
When it comes to tradespeople: electricians, civil/general labourers, plumbers, carpenters and sheet metal experts are in high demand.
A steady pipeline of commercial building projects, plus an increasing volume of apartment projects (including a swathe of refurbishments) and the expected expansion of numerous shopping centres through 2016 is driving up demand for:
General residential floor persons
Commercial project managers
A steady pipeline of mixed-use and high rise residential developments throughout the territory are driving demand for mostly full-time:
Project managers with requisite experience
Contract administrators to support the project managers
Canberra work experience will be a boon for those job hunting in the ACT.
A reasonable volume of projects this year means firms operating in WA are still looking to employ experienced construction professionals. Perth is focusing on full-time work positions for the time being, but it is expected this need will be replaced by a burgeoning demand for temporary workers into the future.
Estimators - with Perth market experience
Site managers and project managers - especially those with high-rise expertise
Employers are looking to fill what are, at present, mostly temporary roles for:
Civil construction managers for infrastructure developments
Senior project directors - health experience necessary