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Construction Industry Careers through Orion Talent

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 These projects refer to interior design updates - taking an outdated space and giving it a new image.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.


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Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-4262489877
Date Posted: 10/21/2021 6:45:37 PM
Location: Knoxville, TN
Industry: Construction

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Builder
Position ID: # EB-1926356969
Date Posted: 10/21/2021 1:17:06 PM
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Industry: Construction

Job Description

As one of the nation’s largest privately held home builders, our client continues leading the charge in home building Since 1976, our client has led the industry with award-winning designs, a multi-level warranty program that’s second-to-none, and energy-efficient building practices that were introduced before going “green” even had a name.

Position: Builder
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Pay: $85k+ in the first year with additional growth in year 2

Position Description:
In this role, you will manage subcontractors, coordinate scheduling, and interact with customers during every phase of new home construction. You will ensure that a safe working environment is maintained at each home site and that all quality standards are met. You will be expected to control construction cost, time, and quality to enhance customer satisfaction. You will be required to manage customer service, supplier relations, and subcontractor compliance. Growth within the company is unlimited. You will grow into positions in Sales and Warranty as one you continue to grow towards a Project Manager role which includes all aspects – Builder, Sales and Marketing and Warranty.

Requirements:
Candidates must possess very strong leadership and organizations skills as well as a proven work ethic. Candidates must have a high attention to detail and be able to motivate teams under tough working conditions.




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Survey Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-8653474806
Date Posted: 10/21/2021 12:53:59 PM
Location: Brighton, MI
Industry: Construction

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Survey Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-1184670237
Date Posted: 10/21/2021 12:52:36 PM
Location: Washington, MI
Industry: Construction

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Survey Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-1427678055
Date Posted: 10/21/2021 12:49:25 PM
Location: Troy, MI
Industry: Construction

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Lead Estimator
Position ID: # EB-1124393473
Date Posted: 10/19/2021 3:42:02 PM
Location: Houston, TX
Industry: Construction

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Commissioning Project Engineer
Company: Orion Talent Opportunity
Position ID: # EB-3966242804
Date Posted: 10/19/2021 2:46:38 PM
Location: Towson, MD
Industry: Construction
Salary: $65,000 - $70,000

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Field Operations Manager/Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-1247259885
Date Posted: 10/19/2021 11:15:51 AM
Location: Houston, TX
Industry: Construction

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Construction Consultant
Position ID: # EB-1587866777
Date Posted: 10/18/2021 2:46:58 PM
Location: Austin, TX
Industry: Construction

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Construction Consultant
Position ID: # EB-1669547539
Date Posted: 10/18/2021 2:42:41 PM
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Industry: Construction

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Senior Civil Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-1336973591
Date Posted: 10/14/2021 5:03:45 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
Industry: Construction
Salary: $0 - $115,000

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Registered Surveyor
Position ID: # EB-1991535801
Date Posted: 10/14/2021 4:56:25 PM
Location: Lubbock, TX
Industry: Construction
Salary: $90,000 - $100,000

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Registered Surveyor
Position ID: # EB-2046515770
Date Posted: 10/14/2021 3:59:30 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
Industry: Construction
Salary: $0 - $115,000

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Client Manager/Project Engineer
Position ID: # EB-3735710698
Date Posted: 10/14/2021 2:45:21 PM
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Industry: Construction
Salary: $0 - $115,000

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Business Manager
Position ID: # EB-8017336062
Date Posted: 10/14/2021 1:57:49 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Industry: Construction
Salary: $85,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for a Business Manager
Position Details:
Location: Nashville, TN
Compensation: $85K+, based in qualifications and experience. Performance bonus available.
Travel: largely limited local travel to job sites
Benefits: The following benefits are provided at no cost to you; Basic Life Insurance equal to 1 year’s salary, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Reimbursement Plan. Additional benefits you can choose; Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Employee Supplemental Life Insurance, Spouse and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Long-Term Disability, Medical Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Plan [401(k)] with matching funds at .50 on the dollar up to 5 percent. Educational Assistance Program for degreed work, and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Leave.

Position Description: The Business Manager role serves as the financial manager for construction projects and is a primary liaison between operations, corporate finance, and certain external parties. This highly visible and fast-paced position is charged with financial reporting, compliance, and processing responsibilities over projects ranging in size from $20 million to $1 billion in contract value. This position will report directly to the Regional Business Manager with input locally from other construction executives as needed.
Business Managers are provided with classroom and hands-on training and are expected to learn quickly, applying tasking across several project finance related areas.
The Business Manager role provides prospective candidates with unmatched job rotation opportunities for career growth and development.
Candidates must have the ability to work with professionals at all levels in the organization to accomplish the required responsibilities as defined below. It is understood that this position will maintain confidentiality in the discharging of duties.

Project Finance
• Monthly project financial forecast
• Project budget maintenance
• Key performance indicator monitoring
• Variable consideration reconciliations
• Project cash-flow monitoring and forecasting
• Process innovation and improvement
• Project Accounting

Compiling owner requisition
• Joint-venture Financial package compilation
• Subcontractor requisition processing
• Accounts payable processing
• Consumable materials purchasing
• Management of field payroll
• Equipment inventory monitoring
• Assist with project setup and closeout

Project Compliance
• Davis-Bacon Act reporting and monitoring
• Regulatory administration (FAR, CAS, etc...)
• Small and minority business monitoring
• Lien waiver logging
• Owner contract review and readiness
• Timekeeping compliance monitoring
• Owner audit management and compliance
• Internal audit finding resolution

Candidate Profile:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or another business-related field
• Highly motivated individual with strong organizational and time management skills
• Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Careful attention to detail and reliability of output
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced team environment
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Experience with SAP, LCP Tracker, or Google platforms a plus




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Project Manager/Engineer
Position ID: # EB-1590677998
Date Posted: 10/14/2021 1:54:48 PM
Location: Atlanta, GA
Industry: Construction
Salary: $80,000 - $100,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for a Project Manager/Engineer
Position Details:
Location: Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN
Compensation: $80-$100K, based in qualifications and experience. Performance bonus available.
Travel: largely limited local travel daily to job sites
Benefits: The following benefits are provided at no cost to you; Basic Life Insurance equal to 1 year’s salary, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Reimbursement Plan. Additional benefits you can choose; Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Employee Supplemental Life Insurance, Spouse and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Long-Term Disability, Medical Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Plan [401(k)] with matching funds at .50 on the dollar up to 5 percent. Educational Assistance Program for degreed work, and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Leave.

Position Description: The Project Manager/Engineer is the principal company representative responsible for the administrative and technical management of the project. Supervises all activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, and schedule. Has broad authority to act for the company, including committing the company on cost and schedule matters.

Responsibility:
• Supervise all activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, and schedule.
• Have thorough knowledge of company’s contracts and understanding of all parties involved.
• Secure all required permits and verify insurance coverage for subs.
• Schedule and facilitate all project meetings required to successfully coordinate work activity.
• Supervise and manage project team members.
• Train and develop direct reports utilizing on the job and internal and external training or development opportunities.
• Have thorough knowledge of all major project issues and priorities; prepare and submit monthly job status reports.
• Provide general administrative and technical leadership for the project. Maintain all project records and monitor correspondence.
• Supervise close out of project.
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with counterparts at owner and engineering firms.
• Participate in proposals and presentations as requested.

Qualifications:
Priority candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or a related discipline. This requirement is highly desired but not required of military candidates with tier 1 undergrad degrees. Additionally, education in business administration (MBA), both degreed and/or continuing education courses, and other professional and technical training is desired. Multiple years of applicable experience as a project engineer and/or demonstrated project management experience is critical. Applicable experience with computer-based scheduling and cost control and C/O tracking systems is also beneficial. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage professional staff and events, a history of good judgment and sound business and technical decisions.




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Mechanical Engineer
Position ID: # EB-1681553148
Date Posted: 10/12/2021 2:28:05 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
Industry: Construction
Salary: $0 - $115,000

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Civil Project Manager/Business Developer
Position ID: # EB-1583759293
Date Posted: 10/12/2021 2:21:57 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
Industry: Construction
Salary: $0 - $125,000

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Civil Engineer/Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-1269168120
Date Posted: 10/12/2021 2:13:13 PM
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Industry: Construction
Salary: $0 - $100,000

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Electrical Engineer
Position ID: # EB-5128052708
Date Posted: 10/12/2021 1:49:58 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
Industry: Construction
Salary: $0 - $115,000

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Civil Engineer
Position ID: # EB-6912565339
Date Posted: 10/12/2021 1:25:33 PM
Location: Midland, TX
Industry: Construction
Salary: $0 - $115,000

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Customer Service Rep
Position ID: # EB-2014226838
Date Posted: 10/8/2021 12:49:27 PM
Location: Woodbury, MN
Industry: Construction
Salary: $40 - $40

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Project Engineer
Position ID: # EB-3223192195
Date Posted: 10/6/2021 4:56:30 PM
Location: Irvine, CA
Industry: Construction

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest commercial real estate and construction and development companies in the United States with logistical/distribution properties in 19 major U.S. cities.

Position: Project Engineer
Location: Irvine, CA

Our client has an opportunity for a Project Engineer to join their construction team in Irvine, CA to assist in the coordination and management of commercial construction projects. Candidates must be attracted to a fast-paced environment where responsiveness and customer service are highly valued. A predisposition towards teamwork and personal responsibility will be critical to a candidate’s success. Our client provides a unique opportunity to work for an industry leader that is one of the few true owner builder developers in Southern California.

Position Description:
• Assist Project Manager and/or Superintendent with the successful administration and management of a project, and in some cases, concurrent projects.
• Assist in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of all Owner/Contractor/Consultant agreements and change orders
• Responsible for initiating and maintaining accurate and timely project documentation
• Responsible for communication with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that project goals, cost, schedule, and quality are achieved.
• Assist with preparation and review of monthly pay application process
• Maintain and monitor Development and Construction Schedules
• Facilitate and track permitting processes
• Coordinate design changes and Bulletin issuance
• Perform other duties as assigned by Manager.

Requirements:
• Candidates with previous construction experience preferred (Applicable Internships will be considered). Candidate enjoys the challenge of managing the design and construction of a project.
• BS degree in construction engineering, construction management, civil engineering or related field required.
• Possess strong initiative and effective organizational skills.
• Attention to detail, and ability to multitask and prioritize workload.
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport and interact with various levels of professionals.
• Demonstrated experience working with MS Office Suite to include Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience using Procore and MS Project software programs is desired.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



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Commissioning Manager
Position ID: # EB-4230833834
Date Posted: 10/6/2021 2:29:19 PM
Location: Washington, DC
Industry: Construction
Salary: $150,000 - $180,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for a Commissioning Manager

Position Details:
Location: D.C. | N. VA | MD
Salary: $150K+ plus bonus | Experience can have higher base
Benefits: Offers generous 401K matching to include “safe harbor” contributions from H-P; premium-free medical insurance; no-cost basic life, accidental death & dismemberment insurance; no-cost long-term disability insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; dependent care FSA; life assistance program; paid holidays; maternity and paternity leave; qualified retirement plan; cell phone allowance; scholarship program for children of employees; additional benefits as employees move through the ranks.

Position Description: The Commissioning Manager is a Building Commissioning Professional, and is knowledgeable in the design, construction, and operation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for LEED Enhance Commissioning projects, as well as Building Envelope commissioning. The Commissioning Manager will lead a team of Facility Associates who are trained and experienced in the facility commissioning field.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Work with technical and subject matter experts to support and prepare process documentation in accordance with company guidelines and philosophies.
• Develop written and graphical materials to support the documentation of systems and solutions.
• Determine process based on knowledge, experience, and correspondence with design/engineering firms.
• Read and understand plans and specifications.
• Researches and collects input from multiple internal and external resources.
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
This is a role that requires specific Commissioning Experience. There is a very high upside to those with the experience and ensure the compensation is commiserate. That said, candidates that may not have all of the line items below, but recognize the terms, are working towards required certs, or have started at a more entry level in commissioning are still highly encouraged to apply and interview. They are no stranger to training career-minded employees.

All applicants must have:
• 8+ years Cx experience or comparable technical experience.
• Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university in Engineering or a related technical field; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• ASHRAE BCxP certification or equivalent is required.
• Proficiency in ASHRAE commissioning procedures.
• Knowledge of building HVAC mechanical systems, BAS systems, fire/life safety, plumbing, lighting, and security systems.
• Experience in project management required.
• Supervisory/leadership experience required.
• Proficient in strong, effective communication and teamwork.
• Must be able to function as a leader and member of a high-performance team.
• Ability to work collaboratively in mobile work environment.
• Software proficiency in MS Office 365 (Excel, Project, SharePoint, Teams Word).
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.


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Facility Manager
Position ID: # EB-1654205538
Date Posted: 10/6/2021 2:27:40 PM
Location: Manhattan, NY
Industry: Construction
Salary: $125,000 - $135,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for a Facility Manager

Position Details:
Location: NYC
Salary: $125K+ plus bonus
Benefits: Offers generous 401K matching to include “safe harbor” contributions from H-P; premium-free medical insurance; no-cost basic life, accidental death & dismemberment insurance; no-cost long-term disability insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; dependent care FSA; life assistance program; paid holidays; maternity and paternity leave; qualified retirement plan; cell phone allowance; scholarship program for children of employees; additional benefits as employees move through the ranks.

Position Description: The Facility Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the site facilities department, including client relations, business development, executing contractual deliverables associated with client contracts, and day-to-day activities of the facilities management delivery. This includes overseeing the implementation of policies, procedures and programs that will assure well-managed facilities, in coordination and conjunction with the company and client’s goals and objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Plans, directs and, through subordinates, supervises facility management services including building and facility operating systems maintenance, repair and improvement, and custodial services; reviews and evaluates current operating procedures and personnel practices and establishes procedures, practice and priorities in keeping with effective operations and cost factors; coordinates building and maintenance activities within the departments to obtain optimum production and utilization of personnel and equipment.
• Confers with specialists on energy conservation programs and techniques for facilities operations; recommends operating methods and equipment to maximize cost savings, service quality and safety.
• Supervises, trains and evaluates staff directly and through subordinate supervisors/lead workers; establishes and enforces operating and safety standards and procedures for maintenance services and repair; gives direction, resolves problems, prepares work schedules and sets deadlines to ensure completion of services.
• Coordinates preparation of the Unit’s budget; monitors budget expenditures; analyzes staffing and expenditures requests; reviews requests for additional services; prepares contract specifications and negotiates and administers service and construction agreements for maintenance and alteration services; directs reallocation of funding to cover un-projected costs.
• Completes required documentation for both the company and the client in timely manner. Documentation is legible and accurate to the best of the employee’s knowledge.
• Maintenance and preventative methods and procedures used in keeping buildings in clean and orderly condition and in maintaining and repairing utility systems and physical structures of buildings;
o Budgeting and fiscal management;
o Business practices followed to prepare bid specification, negotiate agreements and administer contracts;
o Program planning and scheduling
o Building construction methods and materials
o Estimating practices
o Safety practices.
• Ability to:
o Plan, organize and manage building operational services;
o Develop, implement and evaluate a variety of building and operation systems and preventative maintenance programs;
o Develop and implement operational and administrative goals, objectives and procedures;
o Research regulations, procedures or technical reference materials relating to building maintenance;
o Collect and analyze data to identify needs and evaluate program/product effectiveness;
o Identify and analyze administrative problem and implement operational changes;
o Understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing building operations;
o Make decisions and independent judgments;
o Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
o Negotiate;
o Supervise the work of others;
o Delegate responsibility and authority to others;
o Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, department heads, managers, contractors and staff.


Qualifications:
This is a role that requires an engineering/technical background, and proven leadership abilities. The ideal candidate will be familiar with overseeing large, complicated projects that involve numerous divisions/personnel, require accurate metrics tracking, and the ability to roll up the sleeves where needed to get the job done. A prior military candidate with time as a technical/engineering division officer on a ship, a shipyard liaison officer, a Materials and/or Maintenance Officer, or something similar would do very well here.

All applicants must have:
• Bachelor's degree or Equivalent in Facilities Management, Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, or a related field is required.
• A Master's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, or a related field is preferred.
• Certified Facilities Manager or Professional Engineer designation is preferred.
• Minimum of five (5) years of relatable experience in managing a comprehensive facilities/space and maintenance organization to include construction management and master planning, or otherwise.
• Possession of a valid driver's license is a requirement for this job.



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Applications Engineer
Position ID: # EB-1180221363
Date Posted: 10/6/2021 2:24:42 PM
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Industry: Construction

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Machinery Engineer
Position ID: # EB-6356242094
Date Posted: 10/6/2021 2:21:52 PM
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Industry: Construction

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Construction Consultant
Position ID: # EB-1919544633
Date Posted: 10/6/2021 11:24:23 AM
Location: Denver, CO
Industry: Construction

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Construction Consultant
Position ID: # EB-1150008287
Date Posted: 10/6/2021 11:22:11 AM
Location: Houston, TX
Industry: Construction

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Construction Consultant
Position ID: # EB-3910674760
Date Posted: 10/6/2021 11:19:05 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX
Industry: Construction

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Maintenance Technician - Electrical
Company: Orion Talent Opportunity
Position ID: # EB-2787428877
Date Posted: 10/5/2021 4:18:05 PM
Location: Pendergrass, GA
Industry: Construction
Salary: $32 - $34

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Sr Mechanical Engineer
Position ID: # EB-2113605476
Date Posted: 10/5/2021 3:46:58 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
Industry: Construction
Salary: $90,000 - $110,000

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