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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.
A respected (and busy!) California law firm seeks a litigation associate with experience in construction and coverage issues for its Orange County office. The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be a graduate of a well-regarded law school and have at least two years of recent, intensive experience handling residential and commercial construction cases, including both liability and primary &...
The Senior Accountant-Construction assists the General Accounting Manager in managing the hospital's financial affairs, and with the training and mentoring of Staff Accountant(s). The Senior Accountant-Construction is primarily responsible for all aspects of accounting for the institution's major construction projects and ensures compliance with current accounting standards, hospital policies and...
Join this expanding commercial landscape company in southern California overseeing landscape designers, production foremen and 3 crews. Collaborate with Account Managers on enhancement installs and take charge of all new install projects (design, estimating, pricing). Will report to the president. $60-80K DOE + vehicle + laptop + smart phone + benefits including matching 401K Local candidates pref...
Company Confidential Monrovia, CA, 91016
Controller An industry leader in poured or pumped lightweight cellular concrete for over 35 years. We have 6 locations operating in 4 states. Today’s building industry is ever evolving in design and construction techniques and company prides itself in being a leader in innovation and customer satisfaction. We provide a variety of services to it’s customers: · Elastizell Lightweight cellular Concre...
Job Title: Sr. Construction Project Manager Reports To: Executive Vice President Project Locations: Baytown / Mont Belvieu area Job Status: Full-Time, W-2 Employee Pay Range: $140,000+ Base Salary plus Bonus & Employee Benefits Company: Mid-Sized Specialty Industrial Contractor Summary: Our client’s Houston Location is looking for a Construction Project Manager to support their growing constructio...
Company Confidential Carrollton, TX, 75006
Commercial/Municipal Construction Superintendent Medium sized commercial construction company needs motivated jobsite traveling superintendent for fast paced projects. Must have: - 5+ years experience as superintendent - Need municipal experience (parks, fire stations, rec centers, schools, etc) - Reliable transportation - Knowledge of jobsite safety requirements - Valid drivers license - Clean dr...
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Construction Project Manager - Construction Consulting Respected national construction consulting firm seeks civil engineer with 5 to 12 years of construction project managment that is willing to learn their business. A background in heavy highway, general constractiing or residential construction is desired. Superior English writing and speaking skills are required. Ideal candidate will have the...
Company Confidential Miami, FL
CIVIL PLUS ELECTRICAL OPERATIONAL CONSTRUCTION UNIT DIRECTOR: BRILLIANT Mid-sized, noteworthy (highly rated by the national industry publications year after year) national footprint specialty construction company is looking for leadership. The business typically pursued is infrastructure specialties, like airfield constructions, alternative energy constructions or highway specialty constructions,...
Civil/Mechanical Construction Engineer- Geismar, LA The world’s leading chemical company is seeking a Production Execution Manager for their site in Geismar, Louisiana, their largest manufacturing facility. Located on a 2,640-acre site, of which only 700 acres are developed, offering lots of room for expansion, the Geismar facility comprises 15 manufacturing units within 6 manufacturing groups, wi...
Company Confidential Delray Beach, FL, 33444
Established, commercial GC/CM is seeking growth oriented individual for project manager/estimator position. This individual must be honest, energetic, self-motivated, and detail oriented. Prior experience working for a GC completing $1m to $10m range is required. This individual will be responsible for review and implementation of contract documents and submittals, have the ability to generate, up...
Local client, looking for a dynamic candidate to add on their inside sales team. Position is Monday-Friday, paying $15 per hour plus commission. Ideal candidate, must have prior experience selling in the construction or industrial industry. Position is located in South Orlando near John Young and Sand Lake area. Talent will be expected to make outbound calls and manage existing client base of busi...
Company Confidential Winston Salem, NC, 27105
The role of the Construction Field Supervisor is to manage field personnel and third party vendors. The Construction Field Supervisor is responsible for duties that may include, but are not limited to, the following: Inspects and observes that work quality is in accordance with the specific project requirements Prepares daily reports; takes before, progress and after photos; develops and maintain...
RESIDENTIAL HOME CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT United-Bilt Homes, L.L.C., an established home building company, seeks Construction Superintendent for the Austin, TX area. The qualified individuals must have knowledge of all phases of residential construction. Responsible for overall construction quality, completion, scheduling, and construction budget adherence. Specifically, there are 5 major areas...
DeSilva Gates Construction Project Engineer DeSilva Gates Construction, LP, Northern California’s premier heavy civil engineering contractor, is seeking Project Engineers to be a part of our successful management team in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have an extensive portfolio of public and private projects that will provide you with the opportunity to challenge and grow in your construction car...
This is a full time position for a highly motivated and seasoned professional OAR I and II to work for a large school district. Salary range will be commensurate with experience and capabilities, with excellent benefits. This is an immediate opening for a full time position in downtown Los Angeles. We offer growth opportunities, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including: Medical insu...
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Position: Project Manager – Construction The project managerwill be responsible for overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, projectaccounting, and control, while providing technical direction and ensuring compliance with qualitystandards. The construction project manager responsibilities span a broad spectrum, covering all theareas of project management like - Project Plannin...
BRADBURYS WATERIN HOLE Columbus, 47201
CONSTRUCTION Labor position for inground pool company. OT hrs & must lift up to 100 lbs. Valid driver's license. Work consists of concrete, plumbing & reading prints. Pool construction experience a plus. Bradbury's Waterin' Hole. 2801 Central Ave....
Job Title: Sr. Industrial Construction Project Manager Reports To: Executive Vice President Project Locations: Baytown / Mont Belvieu area Job Status: Full-Time, W-2 Employee Pay Range: $140,000+ Base Salary plus Bonus & Employee Benefits Company: Mid-Sized Specialty Industrial Contractor Position Summary: The role of the Sr. Industrial Construction Project Manager is to manage, coordinate, and di...
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