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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.
Construction Appraiser/Bidder/Estimator Tracking projects for prospective bidding & acquiring bid documents. Review and interpretation of Bid documents, including drawings, specifications and other contract documents; as required, to facilitate preparation of detailed labor and materials estimates and proposal/scope. Bachelor of Arts/Science degree in Construction, Architecture Great Benefits and...
Construction Photographer I. Position Available: Multivista is seekingan experiencedConstruction Photographeroperations personnel for its Phoenix, AZoffice. As a member of the Multivista team, your duties may include: Performing photographic documentation on commercial and residential construction sites Coordinating with third-party project personnel Managing project schedules Organizing construct...
CSG is responsible for managing over 100 participating contractors performing weatherization work as part of the Mass Save Home Energy Services Program. Participating contractors are critical to the success of the Mass Save Program, and through approximately 20,000 weatherization jobs per year, will help our clients achieve their annual energy savings goals. The success of meeting these goals is t...
Company Confidential Laurel, MD
ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION TOP EXECUTIVE TOP ENR CONTRACTOR SEEKS SENIOR EXECUTIVE. Expect a conceptual description because the need cannot be broadcast, and certainly not at the level of detail that becomes an industry announcement. There will be provisions made for extra-corporate interview such that 100% privacy can be preserved during the process. The basic operation is electrical construction. T...
Company Confidential Framingham, MA
PURCHASING MANAGER, ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION, OPERATIONAL TEETH What makes this job different is company culture , the stand-out professionalism of leadership and recognition of the potential of a great purchaser with a willingness to specifically reward that excellence. The expectation for and goodness of the job is the degree to which the company recognizes the role and potential contributions of...
Energy client is looking for a Procurement/Contracts Specialist with 7-10 years of overall experience for an 18+ month contract assignment in Newark, NJ. The ideal candidate will have experience with procurement of materials & services for industrial or utility construction and vendor management. Strong SAP experience is required. Our client is only looking for candidates that are local or within...
Client that designs & constructs gas processing plants & refineries is looking for a Mechanical/Piping Construction Superintendent for an long term project in Texas. You need 10-15+ years of experience supporting gas processing (natural gas, ethane recovery, sulfur, hydrocarbon, nitrogen rejection, gas treating, etc.) or refinery EPC projects. Mob, demob, & per diem provided. Responsibilities for...
Company Confidential Hauppauge, NY, 11788
General Contracting firm seeking qualified ConstructionEstimator to join team. Knowledge of both residential and commercial construction amust. Estimator will be responsible for making and attending salesappointments, and preparing construction estimates for potential clients in atimely fashion. Strong personal andorganizational skills required. Own transportation required.Some evening and weekend...
P&M, is seeking seasoned and highly qualified project controls/cost controls consultant to support various public works projects in the Greater Seattle area, particularly in areas of commercial types of projects and facilities. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong personal initiative and the ability to work independently. Must possess the ability to perform multiple tasks, prioritize, org...
Company Confidential Seymour, 47274
Full-Time GENERAL CONSTRUCTION Must Be Dependable & Have Reliable Transportation. Send resume to: *****, Place Box T-2294 in the subject line...
Environmental Petroleum Spill & Remediation Services. Excavating, Tank & Soil Removal. CDL A / B with Haz Mat & Tanker. Heavy Equipment and General Construction Experience. Oil Tank Installer, General Construction Experience. Liquid Vacuum Truck Operators. Dump Truck - Equipment Transportation. Spill Response Foreman. Available 24/7....
Industrial Construction Estimator TA Process Systems if a full service installation contractor that caters to industrial customers. We fabricate and install piping systems for industrial plants. We are currently seeking an Estimator/Project Manager with 10-20 years of experience for our Kennesaw, GA location. Previous industrial experience is required. Requirements: Primary function is to estimate...
We are currently recruiting for a Construction Safety Rep to fill a need onsite at one of our successful automotive manufacturing clients in Buffalo, West Virginia. Duties will include: Support production engineering and contractor implementation of Construction Safety Management System (CSMS) requirements Provide safety leadership for building construction and equipment installation projects Part...
Company Confidential Mineola, NY, 11501
We are currently recruiting for a Unit Masonry Construction Estimator based in our Nassau, New York office. We are a prominent Bricklaying Contractor serving the NY Tri-state area. You will be accountable for quantity take-offs, preparing estimates and proposals, identifying RFI's and qualifications involved in RFP's, as well as, material scheduling, project submittals, material and subcontractor...
Company Confidential Plano, TX
Sr. Construction Consultant Are you passionate about designing, building, renovating and completing construction projects that have an immediate and long-term impact? This could be the dynamic opportunity that both challenges and inspires you! Our client is a privately held $3B growing healthcare company with locations of various sizes serving different populations. This is your chance to take thi...
Re-insurance and claims management company poised for new growth, is seeking a Manager to direct the activities of a team of 5-10 property and casualty claims adjusters. RESOLVE coverage and liability issues GUIDE adjusters with technical challenges ANALYZE indemnity contracts PARTICIPATE in settlement negotiations ALLOCATE expenses and adequate reserves PROVIDE statistical analysis results, relat...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO
Construction Sales Position General Contractor Project Manager experience desired. Must have construction / engineering / architectural experience. Send cover letter and resume to *****...
Job Summary Dave Grundfest Company is currently seeking a Superintendent to construct a hotel in Hot Springs, AR. The qualified Superintendent must have Hotel experience. The superintendent will oversee construction of the project in the field, providing leadership to field foremen, subcontractors and ensure successful completion of trade work. The Superintendent will also work closely with the Pr...
Company Confidential Crown Point, IN
Well-established, growing, highly respected full service restoration and reconstruction company has an immediateopportunity for a waterrestoration technician. The qualified individual will be responsible for inspection, trouble shooting, repairs, and restoration of commercial and residential structures. Two (2) plus years’ experience of restoration and/or reconstruction experience is preferred for...
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Responsibilities: Location: Washington DC Provides overa...
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