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Construction Industry Overview


The US commercial and heavy construction industry comprises approximately 80,000 firms with about $545 billion in total annual revenue, according to Hoovers. Major creators of construction jobs include Bechtel, Fluor, Jacobs Engineering, Peter Kiewit Sons’ and Turner Construction. Additional jobs in construction are found in the residential sector, with 170,000 business locations bringing in about $325 billion in annual revenue, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Construction Job Market


Careers in construction are sharply segmented by occupation. Carpenters held just over 1 million jobs in 2010, while construction managers held about 523,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These two construction occupations alone are projected to add a total of more than 280,000 jobs from 2010 to 2020.

Leading trades jobs in construction are brick masons, carpenters, drywall installers, electricians, glaziers, insulation installers, painters, plasterers, plumbers and roofers.

Other construction job opportunities include construction estimator, construction project manager, construction inspector, construction equipment operator and various engineering roles.

The market for construction employment has been among the hardest hit of US industries since the recession began in 2007. When the industry hit bottom, 5.5 million people were employed in construction -- 2.2 million fewer than the all-time high in 2006. In 2011 and 2012, demand for construction work had recovered only modestly due to the glut of commercial and residential building stock in most markets.

Construction Salaries


Wages for work in construction vary substantially by trade. Median annual wages across all construction and extraction occupations in May 2011 were $39,820, according to the BLS. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,720 and $56,130. The top 10 percent earned more than $73,000.

Median wages for construction managers were $84,240 in May 2011, with the middle 50 percent earning between $64,780 and $112,020 and the top 10 percent making $149,070, the BLS reports.
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-Requires technical knowledge and applicability of laws, regulations, policies, methods and procedures affecting Army health facility / medical research construction. Position requires knowledge of general principles of design and construction processes and procedures, such as sequencing of construction trades, Request for Information (RFI) processing, submittal reviews, quality assurance, commiss...
Post Construction Manager Come join the best GC in all of South Florida. Even though we have an enormous backlog and are one of the largest contractors in Florida, we still believe simple is better and still believe in treating employees like family. We have a need for a Post Construction Manager who will play a critical role doing the following: 1) Overseeing projects currently under construction...
Responsibilities: Will be helping with tank turnaround/repairs Piping/vessel experience Tank experience good but not required CM on other small capital projects, some scheduling, RFI management, change involvement, safety inspections and audits, construction coordination, inspections of work. Needs to have experience in Refinery Needs to have general permit experience 10 - 15 yrs. experience....
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Project Manager-Residential Construction We are a mid size local home building company with 75 years of business in the residential construction industry. We are looking for a ProjectManager that desires a long term career in residential construction. The Project Manager’s responsibilities include: · Oversee and manage all aspects of the home-building process from receipt of the building permit to...
We are looking for a Conceptual Estimator who is ready to grow both personally as well as professionally. We are a very well known, highly respected general contractor that strives to maintain a small firm feel. We are looking for a Conceptual Estimator who is able to help run larger projects from preconstruction all the way through to the completed build. Local candidates are strongly encouraged...
We are able to deliver full service construction solutions from initial design all the way through to final build by utilizing Project Managers and Superintendents early and often during Preconstruction. We specialize in healthcare construction and are currently experiencing a very healthy project schedule. Our success is proven by a long list of satisfied, repeat customers. We owe our success to...
Ansaldo Honolulu JV has an opening for an experienced Construction Manager to be based in Honolulu, HI: Mission: Contribute to the realisation of a project by assisting with the installation works coordination Accountabilities: · Provides support for the implementation of the HSE plan for the site works under his/her control. · Provides support for the control of quality of works (e.g. compliance...
We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Preconstruction Manager to add to our team. In this role, you will prepare estimates and bids, scheduling, reporting, and meeting with our Contr...
Singleton Construction, LLC is a small General Contractor that has been in the retail commercial construction industry since 1995. Our company focuses on remodels, tenant build-outs and new construction. Our projects range from 10K to 1.5M. We are currently seeking experienced Job Site Superintendents. This position is not limited to one location, it requires extensive travel throughout the Midwes...
REILLY is looking for experienced, qualified individuals to join our team! POSITION: Superintendent A motivated team player that can plan, organize, direct and control the all building aspects of each project in order to meet budget, quality, time and safety objectives. REQUIREMENTS: 5+ years of experience in government contracting OSHA 10-30+ certification USACE CQM certification First Aid/CPR ce...
Picerne Real Estate Group has been building single family homes and managing properties since 1925. With 3 generations of Picerne leadership providing continued growth on a national stage, pride of ownership is very important to our company. We are seeking an on site Construction Assistant to support the Construction Supervisor in daily job requirements with a focus on customer service for current...
Three Phase Line Construction is a full service infrastructure construction organization that focuses on power line construction and providing long-term maintenance services. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality service, by bringing all 3 phases of electrical contracting together: Safety, Service and Productivity. Three Phase Line offers an industry competitive wage and benefits pa...
A family owned business for 87 years has an immediate opening for an experienced heavy equipment mechanic in Wichita, KS. This role requires working on wide variety of construction equipment including, but not limited to, loaders, excavators, graders, scrapers and articulated haul trucks. The ideal candidate will have experience working on heavy equipment with good knowledge of hydraulics, electri...
Archadeck of Charlotte is a general contractor that is locally owned and operated in Charlotte for the past 25 years. We specialize in outdoor living spaces like screen porches, decks, sunroom, and patios. Visit our website at www.charlotte.archadeck.com for a clear vision of what we do. We are currently looking to hire immediately for a Construction Scheduling Coordinator. Qualification Required:...
Project Controller - Construction Presently seeking a Project Controller - Construction for a Luxury Mixed-Use Development due to break ground June 2014. Ideal candidate should have prior experience in equivalent (like/type) development projects. Development will be of 200+ luxury units and have approximately 8000 square feet of retail space. Roof Top deck to include pool, tanning deck and bocce c...
Friction Crane Operator needed for 6 month project in LaGrange, GA. 10 years verifiable experience required. Hourly wage compensation based on experience and current wage rate. Haren Construction Company, Inc. is an EOE and drug-free workplace that performs substance abuse testing....
SUMMARY: The Superintendent position is defined by the company as the supervision and coordination necessary to unite all subcontractors, vendors, and “in‐house personnel” in a safe manner,ensuring the completion of a quality project within the allowed budget and scheduled timeframe. DUTIES: Have a thorough understanding of all applicable building codes and their relation to a given project, as we...
Job ID: 1844 Position Description: CPS Energy is the largest municipally owned energy company in the nation providing both gas and electricity to San Antonio and surrounding communities. For over 80 years CPS Energy employees have provided for the energy needs of over 740,000 industrial, commercial and residential electrical customers and more than 330,000 natural gas customers in the greater San...
CONSTRUCTION ASSEMBLY WORKERS Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits Construction Assembly workers needed! Select staffing of Longmont is looking for construction assembly workers. Job Description: This is a fast paced position where you are assembling floor and roof trusses for a local truss manufacturer in the Lafayette area just outside of Longmont. We have multiple positions ava...
Project Manager / Construction Inspector Consulting Engineering firm seeks Project Manger/Construction Inspector for Youngstown, OH office with Turnpike, DOT, & Private Sector Construction experience. Responiblilities Include: · Prepare project engineering budgets. Responsible for monitoring status throughout construction. Perform project billing as required. · Provide daily supervision of all ass...
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