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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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MANAGER OF CONSTRUCTION The Manager of Construction (MOC) reports to the Jacobs Manager of Engineering and Construction and is responsible for all activities falling under the Construction organization’s responsibility including: • Provide construction leadership for all home office and field construction activities for all projects while interfacing with the appropriate SCG/SDGE counterparts and...
Commercial Construction company involved in construction management, consulting, design builds, and general services is looking to hire a full-time Superintendent to deliver projects on schedule and within budget. Most of the projects will be done locally, but there may be times that this person will be asked to travel to a construction site. Responsibilities: Direct field personnel Coordinate and...
For the commercial glass and glazing trade. Applicant must have experience analyzing construction documents, drawings, specifications, schedules, contract terms, and other documentation with aptitude of constructability, three-dimensionality, proper material usage, etc., to prepare written proposals indicating scope, qualifications, exclusions based on calculated values of material costs, labor pr...
Pennoni Associates is seeking a full time or part time Construction Inspector to join our Municipal Division in Newark, DE. The essential job functions of this position will entail observation and inspection of construction projects, including but not limited to, municipal and public works facilities, water, sewer, roads, treatment plants, and stormwater. This position is responsible for providing...
Construction Inspector Pennoni Associates Inc., a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm with offices throughout the East Coast, is currently seeking a Construction Inspector for our Haddon Heights, NJ location. Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Work in the field at construction sites as a quality assurance representative inspecting building construction work and...
Construction inspection and documentation during building construction and site development projects, including foundations, reinforced concrete, engineered masonry, earthwork and asphaltic paving. Duties will also include field testing related to soils, concrete and masonry.Must be able to work outside in a construction environment. Must be punctual, honest, dependable and willing to work constru...
Able to participate in contractor pre-construction/construction meetings, coordination between client and contractors, insuring safety adherence on the job, compiling daily quantities and reports, adhering to client policy and procedures, construction specifications, and resolving conflicts between engineering and construction.- High School or equivalent education is required - 0 to 3 years minimu...
Pennoni Associates Inc. is searching for a dedicated inspector to fill a Construction Materials Inspector position on our team. This position is located in Schenectady, NY. The primary job responsibilities of this position include fabrication inspection and sampling of bridge and highway materials at suppliers in Auburn, NY and Schenectady, NY areas. Material includes primarily epoxy coated reinfo...
Sampling, testing and inspection of construction materials at highway construction sites in Connecticut to applicable codes and standards. Materials include cement concrete, soils, aggregates and hot mix asphalt.High School Diploma. Good written and verbal communication skills. Drivers License required. Able to work construction hours. Able to work well independently and as part of a team. Dependa...
General construction materials testing laboratory technician performing and assisting in the performance of testing and reporting of construction materials to given codes and standards. Materials generally include cement concrete, soils, aggregates and hot mix asphalt.High School Diploma. Good written and verbal communication skills. Able to work well independently and as part of a team. Dependabl...
Transportation Construction Inspector. Overview Pennoni Associates Inc., is seeking a qualified candidate to join our Norfolk office as a Transportation Construction Inspector or Senior Construction Inspector for Virginia Department of Transportation and Municipal Inspection projects. Interested applicants must possess a valid driver's license, be available for overtime and/or weekends as needed,...
Job Description: Are you looking for a great opportunity that offers room for growth, great benefits and flexible hours? Payroll Administrator Summary: The Payroll Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day payroll activities of field and corporate personnel. Is responsible for processing multi-state payroll in an accurate and timely manner. Knowledge of Union and Sub-Contract Certified Payro...
Job Description: Are you looking for an opportunity as a Construction Project Administrator? Do you like fast pace environments that require you to wear multiple hats? ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Interprets construction contracts; assists in compiling and preparing contract bid documents; establishes and maintains contract records; and ensures compliance with contractual terms and condi...
Construction Superintendetn - Ensure High Quality Rehabilitation Work Job Label:2014-04-103 To ensure that every single-family home we acquire will provide optimal living conditions for our customers, American Homes 4 Rent is hiring a Construction Superintendent in Oklahoma City,OK to coordinate and directly oversee the rehabilitation efforts of vendors, especially outside general contractors. Thi...
The Company Our client is a mid-size concrete and excavation contractor based in Flushing, Michigan. With a 50+ year history of quality, safety, and profitability, the Company has relied on its strong leadership team and core principals. In consideration of growth and succession planning, the team needs to add an entry-level Estimator/Project Engineer to their earthwork division. The Role From pri...
Company: Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Division: IC - Mobility - Intelligent Traffic Solutions Location: CA - Fremont Req ID: 132738 Position Title: Operations Manager – Transportation Construction - Northwest Region Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: Yes Company Description: The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities (IC) Sector...
Project Manager / Rovers Corporate Office Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas Become a part of our team! E & S Ring is a leading residential property management company with apartment communities located throughout California and Washington. We have an immediate opening for an experienced Project Manager to oversee variety of projects including roofing, waterproofing, asphalt, renovation of interior...
Come work for a winning team! A DYNAMIC company is now hiring for work on jobsites in the Inland Empire. We are seeking experienced finish plumbers. This position requires a background in new construction, multi-family and light commercial units. Candidates should have good communication skills, reliable transportation, tools, and 3 or more years’ experience. This company is an equal opportunity e...
Company Confidential Sterling, VA, 20166
We are seeking a CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR/SALES REPRESENTATIVE for our northern Virginia area of operations. The successful candidate for this role will have an uncompromising focus on safety and will have responsibilities that include but are not limited to: Increasing company revenue through increased sales volumes and procurement of construction projects. Analyzing plans and specification to prep...
Come work for a winning team! A DYNAMIC company is now hiring for work on jobsites in the Inland Empire. We are seeking experienced finish plumbers. This position requires a background in new construction, multi-family and light commercial units. Candidates should have good communication skills, reliable transportation, tools, and 3 or more years’ experience. This company is an equal opportunity e...
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