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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.
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Estimator/Bidding Manager Custom residential home builder located on the north shore is currently seeking a focused, professional estimator with exposure to the residential home building environment. You will enjoy a rewarding teambuilding experience as you collaborate with sales consultants, construction and purchasing professionals to respond to the unique needs of each custom homeowner. Candida...
Construction Operations Manager Based in Fremont CA, DRYCO Construction is seeking an Operations Manager to manage all daily operational activities, provide positive leadership through employee empowerment, and to directly collaborate with the CEO to promote the successful and strategic growth of an organization that has is a respected leader in the pavement maintenance industry. DRYCO Constructio...
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A large electrical contractor in the area is seeking a Project Engineer to work with Project Managers and Field Superintendents in the overall planning, management, and execution of work on electrical construction projects. We are seeking candidates who have strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships, promote superior customer service, and work successfully in a team enviro...
Description Requirements • Education/Certification and Experience Required: Bachelor degree in Construction Management or Architecture • 10 – 15 years of construction/architectural project management experience • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills and experience in managing technical staffs • Knowledge of architectural design process, construction documents, and MEP drawings and specific...
for highway and roadwaytransportation Minimum Qualifications 1. Minimum 10 years of construction management experience on large transportation improvement projects greater than $30M: highways, toll ways, and major thoroughfare streets. 2. Minimum 10 years of construction project management experience in managing schedules, budget, quality, and relationships. Must be able to successfully manage the...
Company Confidential Madison, WI
ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION SALES, VALUES AND POSITIVE CULTURE The company is looking for the technical outreach electrical construction “rainmaker” who has set personal priorities based historic immersion in the electrical construction business. This is sales and leadership position. For the industry professional that has come to recognize the keys for a progressive and satisfying career are finding...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $9.98 Job Description: A growing construction renovation company is currently seeking an OFFICE CLERK to assist with the general day-to-day functions of the office. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: - Scheduling/coordinating property rekeys - Heavy data entry - Answering phones - Utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and Online programs - Scanning and digitally file & perform miscella...
Duties Manage the flow of paperwork and electric correspondence, update plan sets in coordination with the Project Engineer, interact with subcontractors and vendors, day to day project administrative duties such as scheduling, ordering supplies, communication with project managers and superintendents, printing, compiling, filing and other specified tasks of the project. Experience Minimum of 3 ye...
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...
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...
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...
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