Construction Employment Information
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.
Commercial and retail facilities construction service company seeks Service Project Dispatcher/Coordinator. MUST be familiar with construction practices and trades. Dispatcher/Coordinator will receive customer jobs, add entries into system and assign projects to appropriate Service Technicians. Duties also include troubleshooting with our service technicians, client contact, assisting our field pe...
Company Confidential Woodstock, GA, 30188
Fast growing residential builder seeks professional for Estimator position. Ideal candidate will have direct experience in residential construction estimating and strong analytical skills. Summary- Maintain existing estimates and create new estimates for company floor plans as well as customer specific design options. Build and Maintain unit pricing database. Manage company specific estimating sof...
We are a nuisance wildlife control company looking for an individual who can repair animal damage to residential and commercial buildings. The right individual will have a working knowledge of house construction and repair materials. Our repairs must look professional and be animal proof. In addition to repairs, we perform attic clean out and re-insulation services, so our technicians must be able...
The Pipe General Supervisor will lead a crew of skilled trade personnel in an area of the manufacturing organization with responsibility for fabrication and/or assembly of product for the constructions of ships, erection of modules and alignment to ship specifications. The Pipe General Supervisor will manage the assigned crew to attain quality, schedule and cost objectives, and will review and und...
Project Managers are responsible for delivering capital projects on-time and on-budget while providing an “exceptional” client experience. Up to$130K Including Bonus Responsibilities Management of all project phases including due diligence, estimating, scheduling, design, development, construction and closeout. Coordination with client representatives, architects, engineers, construction managers...
The Role: McGraw Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the leading provider of data, analytics and intelligence in the global construction market. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced sales professional, based in Hightstown, NJ (Remote) to sell and service McGraw Hill Construction products and solutions to both an established base of contractors and other se...
Project Manager/Office Manager to run an established construction office of approx. 20 - 25 employees. Owner looking to retire soon and this will be a great opportunity and lasting career for the right person. Must have prior construction experience including contracts, policies and procedures, safety program, estimating, some blueprint reading, operations, and running multiple projects in the fie...
(SMALL) PROJECT SUPERVISOR We’re a small but busy residential remodeling company in Intown Atlanta and are seeking a key individual to oversee our smaller residential remodeling projects (bathrooms/kitchens/basements/rear additions) and assist with our larger projects (full house renovations/second story tear-offs) as needed. Personal Qualities should include: (1) Ability to produce a quality, fin...
Seeking a qualified construction field coordinator to observe and document construction activity on various construction and engineering projects. Most have basic skills involving construction technique and be capable of directing and reporting events at the construction sites. Candidate will require basic skills using various equipment including desktop computers and or other computer related dev...
The Program Manager is a key position in the Program Management Office (PMO) reporting to the Head of the PMO. This position will play a key role in building a brand new, state-of-the-art health care facility in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Program Manager will be responsible for developing the overall program plan, managing and tracking the plan based on the inputs from multiple stake hol...
Corporate Controller wanted for well-respected Construction and Contracting company in the San Gabriel Valley This position will report to the CFO and have responsibility for all facets of the day-to-day accounting & finance functions for this $400m organization. Responsibilities will include: Manage, prepare and review all general ledger functions (including reconciliation of accounts, accounts p...
Our client is a very well established, large, international construction company. We are conducting a search on their behalf for a Contract Administrator. This is an excellent opportunity for someone that wants to join a company with a great reputation that is growing both locally and internationally. This person will be responsible for providing administrative support to Project Managers by proce...
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Construction Superintendent General Contractor Chicago, IL Established Chicago area general contractor seeks a superintendent to get in on the ground floor of our concrete paving division. Duties will include the hiring and management of personnel, coordination with the site owner/engineer, and the implementation and development of company safety and quality procedures. The selected candidate will...
Company Confidential Yankton, SD, 57078
Construction Laborer: Full-time temporary, physical and references required. For full job description call (605)665-3898.Source: Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan...
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT Min. 10 yrs. exp., must have OSHA 10 Certification & current MA Supers. License. EOE Resume to ***** OR R.A.C. Builders, Inc., P.O. Box 846, Agawam, MA 01001...
Wanted: Bridge construction workers for long term work in the Charleston area. Please send resume to mvanvlake@ republiccontracting.com or call 843-851-8000 or fax to 843-851-8007 for more information. EOE...
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: Multi-family Construction Manager Location: College Park, Maryland Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, is seeking experienced Multi-family Construction Managers for our new...
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: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Norwell, Massachusetts Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for on...
Peninsula Const. & Design Traverse City, 49686
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS General contractor seeking self starting, energetic, dependable laborers for pre-engineered metal building and carpentry work. Substance abuse testing/pre-employment physicals will be req'd. Must have valid drivers license/reliable transportation. Apply in person at: PENINSULA CONSTRUCTION, 1125 Business Park Dr., TC, Mon-Fri,8a-11:30a OR 1pm - 4:30pm. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. T...
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