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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.
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.
Pancoast & Clifford West Chester, 19382
Construction Project Manager West Chester, PA Pancoast & Clifford, Inc. needs PM for new comm'l work. Min 10 yrs exper. Send resume w/salary reqts to ***** Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
THE MCCLOUD GROUP Philadelphia, 19130
Construction Management Philadelphia Area Design Construction Engineer Licensed Structural Engineer. Min. 5 yrs exp / BSCE Min. The McCloud Group specializes in educational projects. Email: ***** Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Company Confidential Oregon House, CA, 21208
Construction Laborer 3 positions: Physical construction labor involving installation of gravity flow pipes such as storm drain and sewer lines; Installation of PVC and ductile iron pipelines for water mains. $21.23/hr., min. 6 months job experience. Duration 8 months from April 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Apply by mailing resume to North Star Construction & Engi...
AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES Oakland, 94612
CONSTRUCTION MGR/SENIOR COST ESTIMATOR Company AECOM Technical Services Location Oakland, CA Position Type Full Time Experience 5 years Education Bachelor's Degree Construction Manager/Senior Cost Estimator needed by AECOM Technical Services in Oakland, CA to be responsible for leading construction cost estimation from conceptual stage to bidding level for large transportation and gas/energy infra...
VDOT has opportunities statewide. We are currently seeking outstanding candidates for the following positions: Inspector Senior Construction - Richmond District Hanover, VA Equipment Repair Technician - Richmond District Colonial Heights, VA For more details on these positions and other opportunities go to www.vdot.jobs We keep Virginia Moving VDOT is an equal opportunity employer As Posted in the...
Alpha Buildings Corporation San Antonio, 78260
General Construction Superintendent Odessa Midland Area Minimum 5 years commercial field experience managing trades, scheduling Safety & Quality Control, daily reporting, etc. JOC and medical experience a plus. jmata@alpha building.com or fax 210.491.9717 EOE...
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Excavator operator experienced in sewer and waterline construction. FT, perm. for Cols and surrounding areas. Base wage is $31.54 per hour plus full benefits. Please send resume to Underground Utilities Inc., PO Box 428, Monroeville OH 44847 or fax to (419) 465-4289 or email to ***** Attn: Human Resources Director. Minorities are encour...
Company Confidential Mansfield, OH, 44904
CONSTRUCTION Well established pipeline construction company, with over 39 years of operation and based in Lexington, Ohio, has experienced a sustained period of growth and needs to add the following positions: CONSTRUCTION WORKSITE SAFEY AUDITOR Well qualifited, fulltime. Duties will incorporate all aspects of safety field audits, reporting and following up on safety action plans. Tracking trends...
Opus Career Management is currently recruiting for a couple of positions within Construction Management. We are looking for strong, experienced Project Managers and Superintendents who are comfortable working in both New Jersey and the Greater New York City Area. Qualifications and Responsibilities: - 4 Year Degree (preferably in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture). -Proven experie...
Pennsy Supply Inc Job Requisition ID: 52634 Job Type: Administrative Support and Services Work Time: Regular City: Pittston State: Postal/Zip Code: 18640 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Construction Administrator Would you enjoy working for an industry leader? Are you being challenged in your current position? Look no further...
Company Confidential PITTSBURGH, 15233
Superintendent / Field Mistick Construction, a leading Pittsburgh-based general contractor specializing in multi-family housing, elder care facilities, residential, and commercial construction, is seeking individuals to be part of our construction team as Project Superintendent. We are looking for strong candidates with a minimum of 10yrs related field experience, who are aggressive self-starters,...
We are looking for the best; in return we offer a comprehensive benefits package, a handsome starting salary and healthy bonuses. We are looking for a Project Manager who values hard work and appreciates the rewards those efforts bring. We have built strong relationships within the community and enjoy repeat business from all of our clients. We are employee focused, high energy and upbeat and seek...
FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields wi...
A division of a large contractor is looking for an experienced Controller with experience working with various municipalities to become a long term member of their team. This is a rewarding and challenging position to become a team player in a progressive and successful construction company. Responsibilities include: Responsible for reconciling and adjusting general ledger accounts; preparation of...
We are currently looking to fill a temporary Accounts Receivable Accountant job opportunity for an exciting East Bay company located in Alameda. Candidates should have 3 or more years of experience in accounts receivable or construction accounting. The AR Accountant will be responsible for lien releases, job costing, and will have experience with construction accounting. The Qualifications for the...
We are Looking for an OUTSTANDING STAFF Accountant with Escrow Experience to fill a full time position! Growing company in Warner Center is currently searching for an experienced Staff Accountant for a temp to hire opportunity. Responsibilities include: Review contract documents and amendments. Reconcile the financial information between the sales system, financial reporting system, as well as esc...
Ajilon is seeking a contract to hire Construction Administrative Assistant/Receptionist job in the Farmers Branch, TX. Construction Administrative Assistant/Receptionist job Responsibilities: · Answer phones. · Welcome visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. · Processes internal and external mail, checking in/out boxes of offices and opening/sort...
Fundamentals of coverage, terms and conditions. Ability to offer coverage, terms and conditions which generate a profit for the Company while meeting the needs of the customer. Risk Assessment. Ability to identify risk exposures, special or common hazards, and appropriate controls. Ability to select risk based on exposure and risk analysis. Ability to analyze claims and quantify losses. Financial...
Outside Sales Construction Kansas City, KS We are currently seeking an Outside Sales person in our Construction Division for our Lenexa, KS location. Our team has strong strategic goals to drive growth 25% within the next year. Purpose Develop new prospects and maintain contacts with established customers for the purpose of driving profitable sales; customarily and regularly interact with prospect...
Mid-Ohio Pipeline Services LLC Columbus, 43205
Well established pipeline construction company, with over 39 years of operation and based in Lexington, Ohio, has experienced a sustained period of growth and needs to add the following positions: A well-qualified, fulltime Construction Worksite Safety Auditor. Duties will incorporate all aspects of safety field audits, reporting and following up on safety action plans. Tracking trends and providi...
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