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Position Vacant

Construction Manager

Applications Close 01/12/2020

Our Business

Hearty Homes has a reputation for quality and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.
We are a local Ballarat Company which is renowned for quality and service, we are currently aiming to continue this process of growing from a 60 home a year company to a 100 plus builds a year company.

About the Role

Hearty Homes has a reputation for quality and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.

We are seeking a construction manager with similar values, who can put their expertise to work on co-ordinating the construction and successful handover of homes from Sales and Contract stage to the Maintenance period. This professional will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects at once by dealing with clients and overseeing the Company’s Flow of work. This Professional will  liaise with different departments including Sales, Drafting, and admin to ensure Projects flow efficiently, and liaise with the supervisors who will be doing the onsite co-ordinating of the works. The Construction manager will be expected to ensure compliance with all National and State OHS and Building procedures, regulations, and codes, and present progress updates to appropriate management channels on a regular basis.

Objectives of this Role

  • Manage and oversee construction projects, Coordinating Departments directly involved in the project are in phase with the project goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and provide direction to general contractors, subcontractors, ensuring quality standards are met if there are any issues arising in construction that the supervisors need assistance with.
  • Liaise between engineers, architects, and others working on the projects.
  • Prepare timetables with Supervisors for jobs and work in with estimating for Order and variation creation.
  • Proactively identify, mitigate, and track recurring construction issues
  • Adhere to legal regulations, building and safety codes, and other requirements
  • Authorise and raise variations, claim progress claims and make adjustments for provisional sums in the final contract claim

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Architects,Engineers, Sales and Clients.
  • Organise coordination and progress meetings; make random trips to sites with the supervisors to ensure quality is adhered to.
  • Conduct and document quality assurance and safety inspections throughout the construction process, assuring working environment is maintained at acceptable levels, and tools and equipment are in good working condition.
  • Oversee the Maintenance and updating of SOP’s and pre-construction documents, and monitor contract obligations with a goal of building relationships with reliable contractors and clients
  • Respond to any work delays, emergencies, and other project disruptions
  • Do not apply if you do not intend to be with our company in ten years time. This is a very secure role for the right person.
  • Assist in the creation of new roles as the company grows to ensure Workloads are balanced among all staff and no-one is overloaded for a continued timeframe.

Benefits and perks

  • Ballarat is the most popular growing Regional town in Australia. It  includes a Great work and life balance with a 5 minute drive from work to the City and the most popular Ballarat Suburbs.
  • Work in a great team environment, where all staff work towards the same goal of providing a great service and enjoy their work.
  • The ability to have input on ideas to grow the business, and put in place processes to improve workflow productivity, Worksafe practices and workplace enjoyment.
  • The ability to be in a key role where your efforts can play a key role in assisting all team members and play a large role in the business.
  • The ability to move into a CEO Role is an opportunity the future may present itself to the right Candidate.
  • A stable career, that is both challenging and rewarding,

Skills and Experience


  • 10+ years Industry experience in Building surveying or Construction management or a combination of these.
  • Knowledge of building code requirements and scheduling methods
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a constant eye on quality
  • Knowledge of job site safety practices required
  • Excellent Computer Skills
  • Excel in Communication and Negotiation skills
  • Experience in the industry and a Drive to Succeed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Building Surveyor Registration
  • Domestic Builders Unlimited Licence (Domestic or Commercial)

Your application should include the following information

  • How many years of project management experience do you have?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?
  • How many years’ experience do you have in the construction industry?
  • How many years’ experience do you have with contracts administration?
  • Do you have experience working on residential construction projects?

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