Find Work in the Construction Industry

The construction industry provides numerous job opportunities for both entry level and skilled positions. Construction jobs include construction management, construction workers, cost estimators, plumbers, electricians and carpenters. Construction vacancies can be found with building contractors and there are also opportunities for self-employment in South Africa.


Construction industry Jobs:

Construction workers form a supportive role on site assisting carpenters, plumbers or electricians. Responsibilities include carrying materials, setting up structures and drilling. They help prepare and clean up working areas. If the construction work creates an obstruction on the road, construction workers may be responsible for putting up warning signs and directing traffic. Other duties include assembling scaffolding and mixing concrete. Applicants to this position do not need any qualifications, but they must be able to complete physically demanding tasks. Candidates should be able to follow instructions and complete tasks in accordance with deadlines.


Construction management positions are some of the most profitable and sought after jobs in the construction industry. Construction managers are responsible for overseeing building projects and managing staff members. They work closely with plumbers, roofers, carpenters and engineers to complete projects. They communicate with the investors in the project to make sure it is running according to plan.

Responsibilities include devising schedules and implementing them to meet project deadlines. Construction managers must maintain a high standard of safety and make sure that regulations are adhered to. Other duties are ordering building supplies, organizing storage and arranging equipment. This position requires employees to have computer skills in order to use management software programs.


Construction managers must be highly skilled and a relevant qualification is beneficial for this position. Certificates, diplomas and degree courses are available in construction management. Once the certified course is completed and the graduate has obtained the necessary work experience, they can apply to register with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions. Subjects cover economics, law, maintenance and research. Full time one year courses or part time two year courses are offered.

Construction management requires applicants to have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. They must be able to give instructions clearly and they are responsible for ensuring that staff members are completing tasks efficiently. Applicants should have experience in the industry and problem solving capabilities as well as the ability to think ahead is essential.

If you are looking for construction jobs or jobs in construction management specifically, visit Job Mail for jobs in your area.



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    • Annabel Schoeman says:

      Hi There,

      Start by registering your CV on Job Mail ( Once your CV is uploaded, you can apply for opportunities in the relevant industry ( that matches your specific set of skills and experience.

      We hope all the best and hope you find employment soon!

  6. My name is takalani i did civil engineering n i have trained for bricklayer,plaster,scaffolding erectr,setting out ,and levelling my number 071 253 2245

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