Construction Consultant Agreement

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Updated May 31, 2022

A construction consultant agreement is a contract between a client and a third party who offers professional guidance in exchange for a fee. The agreement will define the consultant’s duties and conditions relating to payment, insurance, confidentiality and proprietary information, contract termination, dispute resolution, licensing, and other details pertinent to the client-consultant relationship. The consultant is typically paid an hourly rate or a fixed price based on the project. A retainer fee may also be requested which guarantees future services for the client when needed.

Types of Construction

  • Heavy Industrial
  • Commercial/Institutional
  • Engineering
  • Residential

What Does a Construction Consultant Do?

A construction consultant helps clients with both upcoming and existing projects by analyzing building plans, estimating costs, finding suitable contractors, drafting contracts, negotiating prices, communicating with suppliers, and implementing conflict resolution procedures, among other things. The consultant is usually a civil engineer, architect, or someone with a comprehensive understanding of the industry.

How Much Does a Construction Consultant Make?

A construction consultant’s pay is based on their experience, level of expertise, and service location. Entry-level consultants are typically paid less than senior consultants and will be assigned to work on smaller projects. More experienced professionals may be solely responsible for directing construction plans and therefore get paid substantially more than those less experienced.

  • Average Salary: $64,737/yr (source: ZipRecruiter)
  • Average Entry-Level Salary: $36,468/yr (source: neuvoo)
  • Hourly Rate: $31/hr (source: ZipRecruiter)