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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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Residential construction/rOOFERS Valid driver lic, reliable transportation. Able to take / read measurements, climb ladders, work up high. 517-749-6600...
Position Summary: Project Location - Baton Rouge, LA. The Construction Manager is responsible for overall site safety, constuction oversight, and direction of the project construction team. Additionally, the manager assures conformance to project quality requirements, CPM schedule, and contract compliance by interaction with, and management of, the project erection subcontractor. Assistance and su...
Seeking self-motivated individual with experience in quantity take off, estimating and construction management for residential, multifamily and light commercial construction. Candidate will manage the every day tasks and operations of estimating and awarding construction subcontractor and supplier contracts and purchase orders. Individual be responsible for the daily scheduling and management of t...
Company: Siemens Energy, Inc. Division: E - Power Generation - Energy Solutions Location: FL - Orlando Req ID: 135628 Position Title: EHS Leader - Construction/ Projects Americas Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Siemens Energy is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for t...
Position Summary: Construction/Project Manager to lead a $40M+ development project at Stellar Management. Stellar Management is a privately held firm that owns and manages over 10,000 apartment units and more than two million square feet of office space in the metropolitan New York area. Responsibilities: · Manage a $40+ million in hard costs redevelopment project that will span approximately two...
Summary: Purchasing Managers are responsible for managing Purchasing and Contracts. Purchasing develops detailed scopes of work and budgets for each job. They bid out and hire subcontractors, manage all contracts, submit all invoices, track project budgets, and work with Field Managers to ensure contractors are performing well. Purchasing is responsible for conducting field audits and ensuring tha...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
Company Confidential Troy, MI, 48083
Well established National Const-Mgr/General Contractor accepting resumes for a Senior Estimator with min 7 yrs experience. Commercial Shopping Centers and Industrial experience a must. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Project and Timberline, Quest/Maxwell Digitizing System a plus. The individual is responsible for gathering any and all data required in preparing lump sum, unit rat...
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC, 28210
General Contractor / Construction Manager is currently seeking applicants for the position of Construction Senior Project Manager based in North Carolina. The successful candidate will have strong leadership abilities, detailed oriented, a passion for timeliness and excellence and the ability to communicate to all levels. Oversee the construction project from start to finish. Communicate effective...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Project Manager Location: Orlando, Florida Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading luxury home builder, seeks a Project Manager for one of our luxury home communities in Orlando, Florida. We seek a Pro...
Field Project Manager Dalamar Homes - Brentwood, TN General Contractor seeking ENERGETIC General Construction Superintendent with previous hospitality/ retail experience to work larger projects within the southeast. Willingness to travel a necessity. Attitude, aptitude, ability and commitment will be key traits of the successful candidate. Position Requirements: Must have strong, documented backgr...
Company Confidential Telecommute
Job Description: Western Regional Account Manager needed, Construction Markets Background: We are a growing, agile enterprise that offers an exceptional and lucrative opportunity in an established marketplace. The ideal candidate is an emerging superstar seeking a step-up opportunity and is comfortable in a role that does not fit on the traditional corporate ladder. We sell superior technology at...
Job Description: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Construction Coordinator will coordinate Requests For Proposals (RFP); outsourcing bids; gathering and collecting incoming bids; strategically analyzing information; and all follow up with vendors upon the bid being accepted. Assist Project Managers in developing, documenting and implementing project specific procedures. Have a proficiency in computer...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a growing regional CPA Firm, is seeking a Tax Manager for their Real Estate/ Construction practice in Montclair, NJ. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Job Description: This role will review partnerships, corporations, personal returns, oversee and maintain control of multiple assignments, including scheduling, supervision of staff...
Title: Project Engineer III – Los Angeles – LACCD projects Position Overview: The Project Engineer III position will support the Project Manager with pre-construction activities. In addition, responsibilities will include assisting Regional Program Liaisons (RPLs) with design, construction, and close-out activities District-wide. Work locations will vary between the PMO Headquarters and at the Col...
Job Description: Construction - Account Executive ? San Francisco Position Features: Required Experience: -5 years or more commercial agency insurance experience -3 years or more experience in an Assistant Account Executive position or equivalent. Required Qualifications: -Technical insurance terminology, concepts and coverages -Knowledge of basic account principals -Knowledge of basic office proc...
National Construction & Subcontracting Company is seeking highly motivated professional to join our team. If you have a 5-10 years experience background of quoting/estimating and the ability to manage a project all the way through, we would like to talk with you. You'll work on projects in the commercial, industrial and residential markets. You will be required to do take offs, verify specificatio...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75201
Company Overview: We are a residential General Contractor who specializes in the rehabilitation and/or remodel of foreclosed homes for large investors in multiple states. We are seeking good, reliable, and skilled Employees who can perform as a working Superintendent for older homes in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metropolitan Areas. Overall Duties: · Assisting Operations with daily project oversight...
Company Confidential Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Company Overview: We are a residential General Contractor who specializes in the rehabilitation and/or remodel of foreclosed homes for large investors in multiple states. We are seeking good, reliable, and skilled Employees who can perform as a working Superintendent for older homes in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metropolitan Areas. Overall Duties: · Assisting Operations with daily project oversight...
Full Time Permanent Position for a large US Company. B-523 Project Manager / Senior Project Managers – CAD Construction 3D Location: Job is in Bluffton, SC Domain: Managerial Experience: 6-10 Years Experienced Project Manager / Senior Project Managers is required having experience with a civil consulting firm and management of projects through all aspects of design, permitting, and construction ar...

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