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Construction Assistant

A construction assistant performs administrative tasks for construction and project managers.

What is a Construction Assistant?

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  A construction assistant performs a wide range of support tasks, such as filing, answering the phone, scheduling inspections, monitoring budgets, and helping to procure supplies. An excellent construction assistant is essential to the success of the construction project. They keep the project organized and on budget while allowing other members of the project team to focus on other tasks. They also act as a point of contact for vendors, construction teams, and subcontractors.
  A construction assistant performs a wide range of support tasks, such as filing, answering the phone, scheduling inspections, monitoring budgets, and helping to procure supplies. An excellent construction assistant is essential to the success of the construction project. They keep the project organized and on budget while allowing other members of the project team to focus on other tasks. They also act as a point of contact for vendors, construction teams, and subcontractors.
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What is the salary of a Construction Assistant?

A construction assistant’s salary will vary based on several key factors. The first is the specific responsibilities. As with any administrative job, duties vary, and the specific tasks affect the salary. The assistant’s experience and education are also a factor. Finally, location is a critical factor in determining the salary of a construction assistant. Experience, education, and duties being equal, a construction assistant who works in a large urban area of a Western nation will earn more than one who works in a smaller town or another country. For example, labor costs in the Philippines are lower than those in many Western nations.

What is the average salary for a Construction Assistant?

That depends on several factors, especially location. The table shows the average salary of a construction assistant in various countries compared to the average salary of a construction assistant in the Philippines. The table shows that hiring a construction assistant in the Philippines results in significant cost savings over hiring one in many other countries. The savings are even more pronounced when you consider that the costs listed for all the other countries do not include extras such as government fees or insurance. However, the Philippines’ costs include government costs and ShoreAgents’ fees.
The average salary of a Construction Assistant in Australia
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$50,605 AUD
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$22,952 AUD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Construction Assistant in New Zealand
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$37,600 NZD
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$25,845 NZD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Construction Assistant in United Kingdom
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£25,231 GBP
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£13,411 GBP
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Construction Assistant in United States of America
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$46,061 USD
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$16,043 USD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Construction Assistant in Canada
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$50,215 CAD
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$20,904 CAD
based in the Philippines
The average salary of a Construction Assistant in Singapore

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$38,016 SGD
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$21,872 SGD
based in the Philippines
You can hire two virtual construction assistants in the Philippines for the price of one local person in many countries.

Can a Construction Assistant work virtually?

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When you consider the cost savings of a virtual construction assistant, you probably are asking whether the job can be effectively done virtually. The answer is yes if you do some preparation. You’ll need a few things to make the virtual relationship work:
  • Realistic expectations
  • A well-written job description
  • Task-management software and one person to drive the assistant
  • Team buy-in
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm with experience helping property development companies grow using virtual employees. We can help you make the necessary investments to ensure the success of your virtual construction assistant.

Local Construction Assistant Vs. Virtual Construction Assistant

So, you’re considering whether to hire a local or virtual construction assistant. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons. First, let’s look at the pros.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either.
At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business. We are good at it. We do most of the work so that you can spend time doing those things you most enjoy and are best at. For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about the construction or property development business, as well as administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions. They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support, encouragement, and continuing education all help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring a virtual construction assistant is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs than the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working but will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
Next, we look at the negatives of hiring a virtual construction assistant. The only potential negative is that you’ll have to adjust your thinking a bit to work with the virtual team member effectively. You’ll also need to invest in software to help you manage that team member.
Local construction assistant or virtual construction assistant? It’s up to you. If you like the concept and benefits of a virtual construction assistant, we can help you make the changes necessary to make the relationship work.

What are the duties of a Construction Assistant?

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The question of what a construction assistant do is not a simple one. Construction assistant duties will vary depending upon the needs of each property development firm, the assistant’s skills, and the rest of the team. However, you might assign your construction assistant some of the following duties.
  • Provide administrative support to other team members such as the construction management staff, finance department, and project manager.
  • Handle incoming phone calls and emails.
  • Be the point of contact for subcontractors, vendors, and various construction teams.
  • Provide procurement support and solicit quotes for jobs
  • Prepare forms and documents, including service agreements, purchase orders, and change orders.
  • Perform general office duties such as data entry, filing, typing, and ordering office supplies.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics and deliverables
  • Schedule inspections
  • Prepare plans and specs for housing and supervise subcontractors to ensure they comply with applicable government regulations.
  • Provide finance department support.
  • Provide trade management support.
  • Maintain an inventory of company materials.
  • Log any incidences on the construction sites.
An excellent construction assistant will have solid attention to detail and communicate effectively with all stakeholders. They will know basic office software packages and the construction industry. They must be exceptionally well organized and manage time well. They should also work with a minimum of supervision.
For many construction assistant jobs, suitable applicants will need to be able to read blueprints. Some companies want their construction assistants to have a two-year or four-year college degree in construction management or a similar field. Many companies will consider the experience and the right skill set more important than a particular degree.

Construction Assistant Role

Let’s take a look at the duties you might assign to a construction assistant to see which they can complete virtually. Next to each potential task that can be performed virtually, we’ve put a check. Next to those that must be done in person, we’ve placed a cross. We’ve put both a check and a cross next to those tasks that can be done virtually with a little in-person input.
Provide administrative support to other team members. check circle
Handle incoming phone calls and emails. check circle
Be the point of contact. check circle
Provide procurement support and solicit quotes for jobs. check circle
Prepare forms and documents. check circle
Perform general office duties. check circle
Coordinate meeting logistics and deliverables. check circle
Schedule inspections. check circle
Prepare plans and specs and ensure subcontractors comply with applicable regulations. check circlecancel circle
Provide finance department and trade management support.check circle
Maintain an inventory of company materials. check circle
Log construction site incidences.check circlecancel circle
Administrative jobs easily lend themselves to being performed remotely. A virtual construction assistant can perform most of the typical job duties. They’ll need help from an in-person team member to judge whether the subcontractor has complied with all regulations and to let them know about issues on the construction site.
Stephen Atcheler, who directs the day-to-day operations of ShoreAgents, owned a real estate agency. He grew it through the strategic use of virtual assistants. He knows how to adjust job descriptions and expectations so your business can experience this same growth. He and his team provide advice and coaching to ensure the virtual relationship works for everyone.

Where to hire a Construction Assistant?

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You have two choices: locally and virtually. Hiring a local person yourself is the traditional path. However, most firms don’t differentiate themselves by taking the traditional course. Consider how much time you’ll need to spend hiring someone locally. Also, consider what you’ll need to do to create a good working environment for that person, such as a workstation and opportunities for support and continuing education. Chances are that hiring and supporting a construction assistant isn’t really where you want to spend your time. You can be more effective and grow your business faster by doing the tasks you excel at and leaving the hiring to someone else.
The virtual path is nontraditional. Indeed, hiring a virtual construction assistant is innovative. Working with ShoreAgents to hire a virtual construction assistant is also a smart move.

Hiring at ShoreAgents in the Philippines

  • ShoreAgents makes hiring easy by doing all the recruiting for you.
  • ShoreAgents helps you write a winning job description for your virtual construction assistant.
  • ShoreAgents is the only BPO firm with a real estate expert running its day-to-day operations.
  • ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines. Outsourcing to the Philippines is a smart option. During much of its history, the Philippines was occupied by Europeans. Europeans influenced its modern-day culture, so firms in countries that share a European history will find a lot in common with Filipino workers. Filipinos all speak fluent English and are well-educated. They also work hard and are willing to adjust their hours to accommodate the needs of foreign companies. Finally, the labor costs in the Philippines are low.
ShoreAgents is a staffing solutions firm for all aspects of the real estate industry, including property development. We are based in the Philippines. We can provide highly skilled, affordable staffing solutions for you.

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