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