About the role

Hutchies is currently seeking an experience Pre-Construction Manager to play a vital role within our Townsville team in a full-time, permanent capacity.

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing various aspects of pre-construction activities.


  • Oversee the development of pre-construction documents, including plans and specifications
  • Evaluate, negotiate, and award construction contracts
  • Monitor the progress and quality of pre-construction activities
  • Manage the pre-construction budget and ensure accuracy of cost estimates
  • Coordinate with external consultants (architects, engineers, surveyors, etc) to ensure project compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and industry standards
  • Participate in project meetings to discuss and resolve issues related to pre-construction activities
  • Identify potential risks associated with the pre-construction process and provide solutions to address them
  • Manage the scheduling of subcontractors and vendors to ensure timely completion of pre-construction activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with contractors, suppliers, and other industry professionals
  • Ensure compliance with safety protocols and regulations throughout the pre-construction process

Qualifications and experience

  • Knowledge of applicable construction regulations, codes, and standards
  • Ability to analyse construction drawings and specifications
  • Ability to interpret and apply contractual requirements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership and team-building capabilities
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of construction estimating, budgeting, and scheduling techniques
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to identify and solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Understanding of building components and systems
  • In-depth knowledge of construction materials and methods
  • Ability to work with subcontractors and other project stakeholders
  • Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software and Microsoft Office Suite applications

Agency submissions will not be considered for this position.

The Hutchies difference

Hutchies has been building the structures in which Australians live, work, study, shop and play since 1912. From our early beginnings, we have grown into a dynamic and diverse construction company, delivering sophisticated projects across a comprehensive portfolio. 

We're not like other builders. Relationships are everything to us – whether it's with our people, our clients, or the local communities in which we live and work.

Exclusive benefits

As a Hutchies company member, you're not just part of a great work environment; you also get access to a bunch of perks. These include discounted personal travel and flights, savings on health insurance, and big discounts from top Australian retailers. Plus, we've got a calendar full of gatherings for social events, meetings, and conferences. And if you or your immediate family ever need support, our industry leading Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are there to help.

A fair go for all

Hutchies is all about equal opportunities and embracing diversity. Our commitment to an inclusive, people focused culture isn't just talk — it's who we are. Through initiatives like Statim Yaga and partnerships like NAWIC and UNIQ You, we're putting our values into action. So, whether you're part of our award winning Indigenous programs or advancing women in construction, you're part of a family that values long term relationships and community. We're not just building structures; we're building a workplace where everyone gets a fair go.