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Veterans excel in the Construction industry due to their experience working in team environments, ability to solve complex problems, and ease with working in different elements. Here, you will find everything you need to know about starting a career in the Construction industry, including testimonials from your fellow veterans, a glimpse into each segment of the industry, typical careers within Construction, and much more.

About the Industry

Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction is the business of building and leasing or selling spaces in the private sector. These spaces can include but aren't limited to offices, manufacturing plants, medical centers, and retail shopping centers. Commercial construction projects and businesses primarily vary in size and scale.

Smaller scale projects like rebranding and reimaging fall into the scope of commercial construction. These projects refer to interior design updates - taking an outdated space and giving it a new image.

Rebranding and reimaging usually includes fresh paint, new floors, and technology or graphics modernization. Commercial renovation and remodeling are oftentimes mid-size commercial construction projects.

Residential Construction

Residential Construction

Residential construction is the business of building and selling individual and multi-family dwellings. The market fragments into single-unit, manufactured, duplex, quad-plex, and apartments and condominiums. Manufactured housing further divides into mobile homes and pre-built houses. The business varies primarily in the size and scale of the operations.

Typically, a builder buys a piece of land, develops the land by clearing and grading it, then constructs roads, sidewalks, drainage, waste removal, electrical and water supplies.

The builder then offers to build either custom homes or pre-designed homes, or pre-manufactured homes, depending on the market. In certain instances the builder may build one or more homes on speculation or "spec," meaning that the company builds the home without having a ready buyer in the hope that once the house is built, a buyer will appear.


Building Materials

Building Materials

The building materials segment of the construction industry consists of a wide range of companies involved in the mining, quarrying, and processing of raw materials used for both heavy and building construction. Materials such as cement, sand and gravel, clay, concrete, and marble are used in this industry.

Industrial and Equipment Manufacturing

Industrial and Equipment Manufacturing

Those in the industrial construction business design, install and maintain titanic structures including power plants, skyscrapers, warehouses, factories and other larger-than-life projects. The work can be as varied as working on a bridge, a dam or an oil refinery.

Industrial construction is a specific form of building that requires expert training and highly experienced workers who can multitask. Many industrial construction companies are large, multinational firms.

The equipment manufacturing industry produces equipment for residential, nonresidential, highway and other infrastructure construction. Companies in this industry build heavy-duty automobiles, specifically designed for implementing construction tasks, most commonly equipment concerning earthwork operations. Additional equipment includes power cranes, draglines and shovels, tractor shovel loaders, and other construction machinery and equipment.







JOB LISTINGS

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Construction Manager
Job Ref: # EB-3034431426
Date Posted: 6/7/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Sunnyvale, CA
Category: Construction
Salary: $90,000 - $105,000

Job Description

Title: Construction Manager – High Density
Location: Sunnyvale and San Mateo
Schedule: M-F Days
Compensation: $90k-$105k base salary, depending on experience, plus Bonus
Benefits: Comprehensive Benefits Package includes 401(k) with 5% matching, Profit Sharing, Health/Dental/Vision, HSA/FSA, Life Insurance, 23 days of Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays.

Position Description: The Construction Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing all constructions activities for homes in assigned communities, ensuring cost, schedule and quality standards are met. Supervising trad partners’ work, maintaining overall community job sites for safety and appearance, and responsible for the customer experience throughout the building process.

Construction Managers manage teams of direct and indirect reports and have budgetary responsibility. Position scope and responsibilities include:
• Delegate work according to employee’s abilities and skills.
• Provide continuous coaching with regard to functional and leadership standards – create opportunities for employee growth.
• Schedule and supervise trade partner activities and evaluate the quality and efficiency of their work.
• Review and request modifications to construction drawings.
• Evaluate project schedules and modify schedule/resources to ensure timely completion
• Take action to ensure project timeline, compliance and safety
• Collaborate with Community sales team to manage performance and customers
• Negotiate, create and authorize field POs for materials and labor resources
• Inspect trade partner workmanship and authorize payment when standards met
• Address Quality, Schedule and Budgetary improvements in collaboration with Product Development, Process Improvement, Resource Planning and Purchasing teams.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Construction or Engineering preferred.
• Minimum 2-4 years of construction experience or equivalent/relatable military leadership experience.
• Ability to manage construction processes, manage trade performance, control cost overruns and manage a budget in high-production environment.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• General knowledge of building codes, municipal permitting and regulations, and ability to read blueprints – or ability to learn quickly.
• Basic computer skills and ability to learn and become proficient in construction-related scheduling software (E-Schedule).
• Position involves sitting, standing and/or movement, the ability to exert minimal force of up to 50 pounds and occasionally exert up to 80 pounds of minimal force to carry, lift, push, pull and otherwise move objects. Must be able to climb ladders, scaffolding and other means to reach and observe all areas of building, and work in various weather conditions.
• Valid Driver’s license

Company Description:
Our client is one of America's top residential builders.

Why this opportunity?
This is a tremendous opportunity to start a long-term career with one of the top residential homebuilders in the country! If you are looking for an opportunity to utilize your initiative, people leadership and team building skills and project management abilities and be a part of a high-performing team, look no further!




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Construction Manager
Job Ref: # EB-3705203006
Date Posted: 6/5/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Eagle Pass, TX
Category: Construction
Salary: $70,000 - $120,000

Job Description

Position Details:
Title: Construction Manager
Location: Eagle Pass / Del Rio area, TX
Shift: M-F; some flexible hours based off project deadlines
Compensation: $70k - $120k (based off experience + Housing allowance including utilities + $220/wk vehicle allowance + Company gas card + profit sharing + Company Bonuses
Benefits: Comprehensive Corporate Benefits Package; 100% Paid Medical; 100% Relocation Offered
Travel: Primarily daily travel to job site

Position Description:
The Construction Quality Control Manager is responsible for the implementation, documentation, and execution of the quality control system of construction projects. The CQC Manager is to ensure projects comply with applicable plans, standards, specifications, and construction practices. This role includes direct oversight and review of the entire documentation and physical inspection of the workflow process to ensure quality is maintained.

Requirements:
A candidate for this role must have around eight years of hands-on vertical construction experience and USACE Construction Quality Control Certificate. Candidates should be willing to be on the site on most days in order to manage personnel and construction. Should be proficient with RMS computer software. Bonus if degreed but not required. Great opportunity for an individual from USACE or NAVAC that has the QC Certification.



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Maintenance Technician
Job Ref: # EB-6271303701
Date Posted: 5/21/2024 3:44:57 PM
City, State: Webberville, MI
Category: Construction
Salary: $25 - $28

Job Description

Position Details:
• Title: Maintenance Technician
• Location: Webberville, MI
• Shift: 2nd Shift – Monday - Thursday 4:30PM – 2:30AM w/every other Saturday off
• Travel: None
• Compensation: $25-28/hr + OT
• Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision. 401k.

Position Description:
As a Maintenance Technician you will be primarily responsible for care and maintenance of all property and production equipment in a safe and efficient condition. Mechanic will assist in supporting product manufacturing by ensuring that all assigned production equipment operates efficiently, mechanically, and electrically, by repairing, altering, installing, and remanufacturing plant equipment. This person will repair, conduct preventative maintenance, assemble, dismantle and handle the rebuilding of machinery.
Successful candidates must have a wide range of experience in maintenance functions and duties. This position requires a highly organized; very hands-on person who leads by example and has a minimum of three years of experience. The successful candidate must ensure that all maintenance functions and duties are met or exceeded. The candidate must be a team player, have initiative, and require very little supervision.
• Must know how to and be capable of safely operating all plant repair tools.
• Must be able to communicate process variables to shift supervisors and maintenance team members.
• Must be team-oriented and able to interact with all levels of plant employees.
• Ability to work 40+ hours per week including weekends when necessary.
• Must be able to follow a preventative maintenance program throughout the plant.
• Must have skills to troubleshoot electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical problems at the plant in a highly effective and timely manner.

Requirements:
• 2+ years of mechanical experience as an Industrial Maintenance Technician or Military Service
• Great fit for MM’s, GSM, GSEs and other mechanical military roles



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Construction Safety Specialist
Job Ref: # EB-9246771169
Date Posted: 5/16/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Charlotte, NC
Category: Construction
Salary: $65,000 - $80,000

Job Description

Title: Construction Safety Specialist
Location: Charlotte, NC
Shift: Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
Compensation: $65,000 - $80,000 + 4% 401(k) Match
Benefits: Full Comprehensive Benefits Package
Travel: No Travel

Position Description: The Safety Specialist ensures the company Environmental, Health, and Safety programs, including State and Federal applicable regulations are adhered to by the assigned project leadership personnel. You will provide or identify safety-related training and oversee adherence to construction safety norms. Perform Construction Site and Safety Audits, i.e., the company Project Site Safety Inspection. You will actively participate in the project handoff programs and processes, including project site preparation, and acclimating to the project team as a Construction Safety Specialist, you’ll work with the company Electric Safety Directors, Project Managers, and Site Superintendents to develop and implement site-specific safety programs for electrical installations. You’ll assist with administration duties such as preparing Jobsite Safety Analysis, Jobsite Hazard Analysis, and preparation of safety reports. Begin the workday by inspecting the workplace to ensure it is safe for operation. When employees and subcontractors fail to comply with safety standards, you’ll work with management in recommending disciplinary measures. You will be expected to develop relationships and build the trust of all field associates, project managers, trade contractors, and others who are associated with project-related activities.

Requirements:
• 3-5+ years of construction safety work experience and electrical safety.
• OSHA 510 and CPR/AED certifications.



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Field Engineer
Job Ref: # EB-2038909245
Date Posted: 5/15/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: San Diego, CA
Category: Construction
Salary: $74,000 - $77,000

Job Description

Position Details:
Title: Field Engineer
Location: Southern California (SD, OC, LA or Riverside)
Shift: Monday – Friday | Typical Business Hours
Compensation: $100k First Year W2
$74K - $77K base salary + ~$20K COLA + Cellphone Allowance + Vehicle Allowance + Annual Bonus
Benefits: Company offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life and Disability Insurance as well as generous PTO. Year 2 triggers retirement plan that comes with 15% of base pay annual contributions. Bonuses, Profit Shares, and Automobiles kick in with advance positions.
Travel: Local travel to project sites

Position Description: Field Engineer
The primary purpose of the Field Engineer is to train employees on how to build projects in the field and to aid the Superintendent in Field Management. The Field Engineer is responsible for most of the layout of the project as well as lift drawings, safety, and quality control responsibilities.
• Subcontractor Management
• Assisting Foreman with interpreting plans and specifications
• Production and daily reporting

The company is hiring people that are seeking a career and provide systematic training toward career advancement. The Field Engineer role is an opportunity to build a lucrative career in commercial construction management.

Requirements:
• Strong communication skills
• Microsoft Office Suites (specifically Excel, Prolog, Primavera, and AutoDesk Suite experience)
• 3 years of applicable experience (project management, leadership)
• 4-year degree or Construction Management experience.
• Military experience is heavily valued.



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Commissioning Engineer
Job Ref: # EB-1715217917
Date Posted: 4/17/2024 7:09:37 PM
City, State: Denver, CO
Category: Construction
Salary: $80,000 - $100,000

Job Description

Title: Commissioning Engineer
Location: Denver, CO
Schedule: Hybrid – 3 days in office/2 days work from home
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Mon – Thur, 7:30 – 11:30 AM Fridays
Compensation: $80k-$100k base salary to start, depending on degree/experience, plus annual bonus (~10% based on company performance)
Benefits include: Vision and Dental plan 100% paid for the employee and partial for dependents, 401(k) w/ company match, Flexible spending plan, Health/Fitness plan, short and long term disability, Life Insurance plan 100% paid for the employee, paid holidays, monthly company activities, employee longevity awards program
Travel: local

Position Description: Self-motivated engineer and leader who executes building systems commissioning on a variety mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for commercial and institutional facilities. These include K-12 Education, Higher Education, Healthcare, Laboratory and Commercial/Industrial buildings with an emphasis on other energy intensive markets. Current project focus is with Healthcare, Laboratory and Public Sector projects.
• Perform all aspects of the commissioning of mechanical, electrical and control systems for commercial and institutional buildings.
• Perform commissioning design reviews and comment.
• Review submittal documents.
• Prepare pre-functional and functional forms, review forms after completion.
• Develop commissioning requirements/plans including commissioning project specifications.
• Develop and/or review systems manuals.
• Assist with writing and assembly of commissioning reports.
• Take an active role in business development and expansion.
• Maintain strong client relationships.

Requirements:
• Engineering knowledge and experience - 5 years of applicable work experience, such as Navy Nuclear, Corps of Engineers, etc.
• Team/department manager experience – strong leadership acumen.
• High level of written and verbal communication skills.
• High attention to detail.
• Strong people skills.
• Knowledge of ASHRAE commissioning industry standards, desired. Commissioning certification, such as from the Building Commissioning Associates, or similar is preferred but not required. Successful candidate must be prepared to take the exam (if not current at the time interview) within 1 year of start.
• Knowledge of the International Codes, National Electrical Code and various industry standards, such as OSHA and NFPA.
• Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.
• Background check will be required.
• Great attitude is a MUST.

Company Description:
Our client is a consulting engineering firm that designs Mechanical/Electrical/Technology solutions for healthcare, educational, commercial and government facilities.

Why this opportunity?
This is an excellent starting point for a career in Commercial Engineering and Construction, with a company that values your military experience and promotes based on performance and your career goals.

Our client is a medium-sized company with a strong history and reputation – they are very well established in the Denver market, and continue to grow with complementary offerings in Mechanical, Electrical, Technology/Security and Commissioning. They maintain a strong team environment and reward their people for performance and results. They offer a friendly work environment, regular company functions for employees and family, a commitment to continuing education, and salary increases and career advancement opportunities based on merit, initiative and productivity. The company has distributed bonuses every year for over 60 years!


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Field Engineer
Job Ref: # EB-1149369694
Date Posted: 4/17/2024 10:55:17 AM
City, State: Tysons Corner, VA
Category: Construction
Salary: $100,000 - $100,000

Job Description

Position Details:
Title: Field Engineer
Location: HP District HQ is in Tysons Corner, VA but job sites will vary across projects.
Will work projects throughout Northern Virginia
Shift: Monday – Friday | 1st Shift
Compensation: $100k First Year W2
Benefits: Company offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life and Disability Insurance as well as generous PTO. Year 2 triggers retirement plan that comes with 15% of base pay annual contributions. Bonuses, Profit Shares, and Automobiles kick in with advance positions.
Travel: Local travel to project sites

Position Description: Field Engineer
The Field Engineer (FE) works directly for the Superintendent and is expected to proactively exercise judgment while aiding the Superintendent in front-line field management. You will be responsible for the majority of the layout of the project as well as lift drawings, safety, and quality control responsibilities.
• Systematic training toward career advancement
• Subcontractor Management
• Assisting Foreman with interpreting plans and specifications
• Production and daily reporting
• Develop a working knowledge of how the VDC Scope of Work, VDC Execution Plan and VDC Deliverables align to the project planning strategies related to field operations (ie. Schedule, model coordination for submittals, constructability review, installation validation, BIM to Field Layout, Field Layout to BIM, etc.)
• Develop ability to review and navigate within the current 3D model viewing and scheduling software and collaborate with the VDC team.

Requirements:
The ideal candidate has strong leadership, communication, and 4-year degree. Military experience is heavily valued as well as working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites.

Additional Requirements Include:
• Microsoft Office Suites (specifically Excel, Prolog, Primavera, and AutoDesk Suite experience)
• 3 years of applicable experience (project management, leadership)



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Shipping and Receiving Manager
Job Ref: # EB-1001898459
Date Posted: 3/26/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Houston, TX
Category: Construction
Salary: $65,000 - $75,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for a Shipping and Receiving Manager position with one of the fastest growing independent pipe fabrication and distribution companies in America.

Position Details
Location: Houston TX
Compensation: $65K-$75K depending on experience
Shift: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
Benefits: Company pays 75% of employee benefits, 25% for spouse. Employer paid life insurance; 401k match up to 3%.

Position Description
As a Shipping and Receiving Manager, you will plan, organize, supervise, and participate in the operations and activities of the Shipping and Receiving Department. You will organize and facilitate logistics of the warehouse, transportation, and receiving departments. You will also train, assign, supervise and evaluate assigned staff. Responsibilities will include:
• Receive goods and verifies the quality and count of all items unloaded from railroad cars, trucks, and trailers; check against suppliers’ count and immediately report discrepancies to carriers, supervisor, and purchasing officer per company policy.
• Develop and maintain a shipping schedule to meet internal and external customer’s needs.
• Provide Project Managers, Department Managers, and purchasing with accurate up-to-date quantities, descriptions, and status of inventory.
• Provide service to all of the plant's production shops with whatever description of pipe that has been scheduled for fabrication.
• Perform periodic physical inventory.
• Be responsible for general housekeeping, preventative maintenance, and repair on pipe yard roadways, pipe storage racks, and all mobile equipment used in the pipe yard.
• Department coordination with Project Managers, Department Managers, and carriers, regarding final destination on products for pick-up and delivery.
• Oversee all aspects of the retail department.
• Organize, plan, and prioritize the departmental production objectives to ensure continuous productivity in a safe and economical fashion.
• Ensure a safe and healthy work environment for employees.
• Review department staffing needs and submit appropriate supporting details, as necessary.
• Ensure a positive work environment.
• Manage work process and asset maintenance.
• Perform all assigned tasks by leadership team.
• Perform monthly safety meeting with employees.
• Enforce all Safety requirements.

Position Requirements
• Ability to accurately sort, count, and verify items received.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Demonstrable ability to create and implement processes to improve efficiency and profitability.
• Basic understanding of warehouse procedures.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and/or inventory software to maintain records, input data, and create reports.
• State motor vehicle operator’s permit for operation of forklift highly preferred.
• Must be able to traverse distribution warehouse and access a variety of storage spaces and shelving units by stretching, squatting, and reaching.
• Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at a time.
• Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures in the warehouse and on the loading dock.


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Maintenance Technician
Job Ref: # EB-1986775822
Date Posted: 3/4/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Chambersburg, PA
Category: Construction
Salary: $28 - $28

Job Description

Position Details:
• Title: Maintenance Technician
• Location: Chambersburg, PA
• Shift: Monday – Thursday: 6:00am-4:00pm and 8 hours on Friday
• Travel: None
• Compensation: $28/hr
o Bonuses/Additional Compensation: Overtime available
• Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision. 401k.
• Vaccine Requirement: None

Position Description:
Successful candidates must have a wide range of experience in maintenance functions and duties. This position requires a highly organized; very hands-on person who leads by example and has a minimum of three years of experience. The successful candidate must ensure that all maintenance functions and duties are met or exceeded. The candidate must be a team player, have initiative, and require very little supervision.
• Must know how to and be capable of safely operating all plant repair tools.
• Must be able to communicate process variables to shift supervisors and maintenance team members.
• Must be team-oriented and able to interact with all levels of plant employees.
• Ability to work 40+ hours per week including weekends when necessary.
• Must be able to follow a preventative maintenance program throughout the plant.
• Must have skills to troubleshoot electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical problems at the plant in a highly effective and timely manner.
Requirements:
• Experience with Allen Bradley process controls/logic
• Knowledge of Hydraulic control systems
• Basic and advanced electrical, and electronic troubleshooting
• Basic welding/cutting operations.
• Basic technical drawing and the ability to read prints.
Preferred Skills:
• 2-4 years electro-mechanical experience
• Experience with manufacturing equipment or working in a manufacturing plant preferred.



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