Building Contractor


Building contractors coordinate the construction of dwellings and other structures.

Duties & Tasks

Building contractors may perform the following tasks:

  • examine and interpret clients' plans or arrange the drawing of plans to meet building regulations
  • submit tenders (offers to do jobs at a stated price), quotes or prices for a project to clients
  • arrange the submission of plans to local authorities for approval and arrange inspections of building work
  • organise employees and/or subcontractors to carry out all stages of building and negotiate rates of pay
  • calculate quantities of materials required for building projects and order these from building suppliers or advertise for tenders
  • arrange delivery times of materials to coincide with various stages of the building process
  • supervise the work of employees and/or subcontractors to ensure buildings are of an acceptable standard and are proceeding according to the contract requirements and programme schedule
  • coordinate the activities of office staff involved in the preparation and payment of accounts
  • comply with state and federal legal statutory contract law.

Personal Requirements

  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • management and leadership skills
  • good planning and organisational skills
  • aptitude for technical activities.
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