Tips to secure work for construction and project management Master engineers

Written by Mark Healy

Mark Healy is the Graduate Coach and has 20+ years work experience in Australia’s mining and resource sector, including the construction of gas pipelines, power stations, alumina refinery plants, and rail plants & equipment.

September 16, 2021

Tips to secure work

For International Graduates with the following qualifications, I often get asked this question

Mark what sort of roles can I apply for with the following qualifications?

A. Construction Management Graduates
B. Project Management Graduates
C. Engineering Management Graduates

So the easy answer for all engineering disciplines is as follows, YOU have to apply to roles in your discipline

Graduate Civil roles etc
Graduate Mechanical
Graduate Electrical
Graduate Automation
Graduate Process
Graduate Chemical engineering roles

After completing these MASTER courses you have to gain around 10 years of experience roughly to get into management

Use these rules to GUIDE YOU:-

Consultancy work

Grad 0-3 Yrs exp
Junior 3-5 Yrs exp
Senior 5-7 Yrs exp
Lead 7-10 Yrs exp
Engineering manager 10-15 Yrs
Project manager 10-15 Yrs

NOTE: Normally the Engineering managers roles are appointed internally, so you work as a lead discipline engineer and then your managers ask you to do the Engineering managers role, its awarded on ability to complete the work

Once you have this title you can apply online to competitor companies if you want to, BUT LATER

Likewise for Contractors work

Grad Site engineer 0-3 Yrs exp, on-site
Junior Site Engineer 3-5 Yrs exp on site
Project engineer 5-7 Yrs exp on site
Senior Project engineer 7-10 Yrs exp on site
Construction manager 10-15 Yrs on site

NOTE Normally the Construction managers roles are appointed internally, they can come from trades background or Engineering background & these people have strong leadership skills, easy to get along with, people like working for them

These are ballpark concepts that should help you focus correctly, there are exceptions to everything I have mentioned but if you use these rules it will help you

All the best Mark Healy the Graduate Coach

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