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Skills most in-demand in construction and architecture for 2021

2020 threw a huge curveball at most industries across the world, however building and design were one of the least affected by the pandemic. As we cautiously navigate the new year of 2021 with COVID-19 still present, we need to ensure our economic recovery and job availability. Lets take a look at a list of skills and professions that are predicted to have high employment availability in Australia this year.

Construction jobs in Australia

  • Residential Estimators who are able to complete production or sales estimating for busy project home builders
  • Site Supervisors that have experience working for insurance companies on remedial work, estimating jobs, completing project supervision
  • Commercial Site Managers with experience of working on aged care, childcare and educational projects

Engineering jobs in Australia

  • As engineering consultancies increase headcount for integration projects in food and manufacturing industries, Control System Engineers are in demand. Having multiple software and platform hardware experience and qualifications in machine safety is required
  • Civil Designers that can work on land subdivision, storm water and sewage planning earthworks are widely needed by consultancies
  • Civil and Structural Engineers with a mix of civil and structural experience are currently in shortage for consultancies

Trades and Labour jobs in Australia

  • Domestic Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning Technicians (HVAC) with a Certificate III in air conditioning and an electrical licence are in demand for service and install work
  • Plasterers with experience from setting to sheeting are in shortage for commercial and residential new builds and refurbishments
  • Plumbers who are qualified with gas fitting dual trade, Thermostatic Mixing Valve and Backflow endorsements are needed in commercial and maintenance sectors

Property jobs in Australia

  • Sales Agents are in greatest demand due to a stock shortage in industrial and retail segments
  • Industrial property experts are in high demand at the moment. Mostly any property professional with industry experience will easily be able to secure a job
  • Investment Managers and Analysts are needed to help investors and owners understand the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on existing portfolios and new developments

Architecture jobs in Australia

  • Residential Drafters with experience and ability to carry out design work for kit and custom designed homes in response to the increase of new housing builds
  • Environmental Planners with public sector experience able to work on new urban development plans as a result of fast-tracking infrastructure investments across the country
  • Urban or Town Planners who can work on local community assets and parks, for example public transport terminals and mixed use zones of commercial and residential precincts. In these jobs having experience with council codes and standards is required

Facility Management jobs in Australia

  • Facilities Managers with public sector experience and strong stakeholder engagement. In this job an engineering or building background is highly valued
  • Planners and Schedulers who are able to manage increased efficiency during planned and reactive maintenance
  • Project Managers who can scope out upgrades, manage projects through to completion and have a background in HVAC
  • Residential Building Managers to attend to maintenance in common areas that receive more use as people continue to work from home
  • Building Inspectors/Asset Surveyors who are able to inspect properties and carry out maintenance
  • Data Centre/Technical Facilities Managers who can manage back offices in response to the growth in remote working


Information credits: buildaustralia.com.au