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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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Construction Superintendents PA based general contractor looking to hire traveling Superintendents & general Superintendents. 5 yrs min. exp. Email resume to: email@example.com. Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
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CONSTRUCTION Project Superintendent 18-yr old CM firm w/ $250-MM annual sales seeks High-rise Superintendent for significant projects in NYC. Min. 10-yrs ground-up, high-rise Res. and Hotel exp. a must. Salary range $150-K to $175-K, negot. based on qual's. Plus full benefit package. MEPS Superintendent 18-yr old CM firm w/ $250-MM annual sales seeks High-rise Superintendent for significant projec...
Tectonic Engineering Mountainville, 10953
Construction BUILDING CONSTRUCTION INSPECTORS - ALL LEVELS Multiple pstns for individuals w/ building const. exp. RA, NDT, PE, ICC, CWI, NICET pref. Entry Level pstns also available. Competitive Salary & BenefitsPkg. Email resume to TECTONIC: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to: 718-391-0607. AA/EOE....
Summary: Purchasing Managers are responsible for managing Purchasing and Contracts. Purchasing develops detailed scopes and estimates for each job. Purchasing Managers bid out and hire subcontractors, manage all contracts, submit all invoices, track project budgets, and work with Field Managers to ensure contractors are performing well. Purchasing is responsible for conducting field audits and ens...
Williams Scotsman, Inc. is a leading provider of space solutions for the construction, education, energy, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets. With operations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada and serving more than 25,000 customers, Williams Scotsman operates a fleet of nearly 100,000 modular space and secure storage units that are leased through a network of m...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN Entry Level Position. Concrete and soils testing. Send resume to: CEC Inc., 2018 Waverly St., Pgh., PA 15218....
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT Harchuck Construction, a major Pgh commercial GC, is in need of experienced Site Superintendent. Local work and travel required. Email resume, including project list and salary requirements to: email@example.com...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENTS PA Based general contractor looking to hire Traveling Superintendents & General Superintendents, 5 years min exp. Email resume to: HR777@comcast.net...
Company Confidential PITTSBURGH, 15222
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT National Homebuilder seeking Construction Manager to oversee residential scattered site new home construction projects for Western Pennsylvania & Northern West Virginia Candidates must have: â€¢ Valid driver's license; â€¢ Knowledge of residential construction building codes; â€¢ Excellent written and oral communication skills; â€¢ Computer Skills;; â€¢ And detail oriented...
CRS is interviewing ASAP for a Construction Manager for landscaping company. MUST have 10 or more years of project management experience. Great stable company. This position will be a key player in several large upcoming projects starting soon. Competitive salary with bonus plan and company truck provided. Benefit package including 401k. Job will cover primarily the Charlotte area with some projec...
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT Harchuck Construction, a major Pgh commercial GC, is in need of experienced Site Superintendent. Travel required. Email resume, including brief project list and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org...
CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL Lineal Industries, a national underground utility contractor is seeking experienced pipeline backhoe operators. Experience digging around natural gas pipelines is preferred. Applicants must have a valid drivers' license. We offer competitive wages and a good benefits package including medical, dental, and retirement. EOE. Interested applicants should fax a resume to (631) 96...
Gehan Homes is a Top 100 Home Builder. We have a reputation for home building excellence which is an honor that carries the important responsibility of living up to that reputation. We are committed to quality and excellence in our homes, and we recruit for quality and excellence in our people. We are currently seeking someone to fill our New Home Construction Superintendent position. Responsibili...
Gehan Homes is a Top 100 Home Builder based in Texas. We have a reputation for home building excellence which is an honor that carries the important responsibility of living up to that reputation. We are committed to quality and excellence in our homes, and we recruit for quality and excellence in our people. We are currently seeking someone to fill our Assistant Builder position. Responsibilities...
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....
Residential Construction Superintendent needed for luxury homebuilder in Naples, FL. Duties will include, but are not limited to: producing the highest quality home possible on schedule, within budget and per specifications, quality control, safety scheduling. Coordinate and organize Sub-contractors, will work closely with Director of Construction and Project Managers to ensure success of project....
Leading construction management firm has a need for a Project Controls Specialist for a temp to perm contract position based in the metro Oakland, CA area. Responsibilities will include supporting Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management projects across various locations and clients on the West Coast, support Project Managers and Project Directors on projects and programs of varying si...
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT/SITE SUPERVISOR is needed in northwest Georgia near Dallas. Must have strong industrial construction management experience with manufacturing plants with a focus on civil and structural (CSA). Only Candidates with Foundation, structural and concrete experience on Heavy Industrial Manufacturing Facilities will be considered. Local candidates preferred. This is...
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