Find Your Career in the expanding Australian Construction Industries

Posted by Design & Construct on 11-Sep-2017 12:35:22

Life is full of crossroads, intersections and signs pointing in every direction imaginable.

Sometimes the hardest decisions are the ones choosing which direction to follow. We find ourselves asking which way to success? To Happiness? What path will be more meaningful, personally developing, or financially advantageous?

Picture this scenario; you have put in the hard work towards your career and feel that your efforts are finally paying off, opening a world of opportunities. But suddenly, you face the expanding domain of the Australian built environment industry and you feel your inner compass spinning.

While no one can make the decision for you as to which road to take, it always pays to be a little more informed, so here is a small snapshot into the many facets of the Australian construction industry as it stands today.


The industry is experiencing a growth period with a projected annual growth of 2.2% from 2015-20. Geraldine Chua suggests that, based on a 2014 IbisWorld report, clients will start to seek more integrated service offerings from architectural firms. This is reaffirming for individuals looking to demonstrate their multiple talents and avoiding being boxed into one area.


Due to a shortage of engineers in Australia in 2010, education in both schools and universities has ramped up. There is a rising demand for new engineers in the workforce with 4,500 established professionals retiring every year. This discipline has a broad nature, with specialised fields in applied sciences, mechanics, economics and technology. If you are wanting to take the next step in your engineering career, take a look at what jobs Design and Construct have available here or give us a call on 1300 365 078 for a free consultation.

Building and Construction

The construction industry is Australia’s third largest industry behind mining and finance, and produces 8% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a 2015 Ai Economics research report. Operating across both the private and public sectors, the industry features three main areas; engineering construction, residential and non-residential building. Engineering construction may be featuring a current downturn, but residential building is expected to remain solid, for those looking at specializing in that area. Are you currently in the Australian workforce and wondering the next steps for your career? Get a Free consultation with a recruitment specialist today call 1300 365 078 or click here.

Health and Safety

Ensuring safety and minimizing risk within the workplace can pose a challenging job. Creating a safety culture is vital to the construction industry, to enhance business performance and safeguard the safety of all workers. With companies focusing on a stronger safety culture, employment growth in occupational health and safety roles is projected to steadily rise well into 2019, according to ABS labour force survey data.

Trades and Labour

The value of building work in the pipeline reached a peak in the second half of 2016, according to labour market research conducted by the Australian government. In turn, this will lead to an increase in demand for construction trades workers in the short term. With Australia’s infrastructure boom, the industry is demanding more trades and labour professionals than ever.

Property and Real Estate

“Property graduates are in high demand and employment opportunities exist in a range of areas” says Richard Reed, Chair in Property and Real Estate at Deakin University. A career in property is not limited to your average real estate agent, showing properties on a Saturday morning. Think further towards property development and investment portfolio management, in fields such as residential, commercial and agricultural markets.

Get real advice for your next career move. Call a recruitment specialist today for a free consultation on 1300 365 078.

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