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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 These projects refer to interior design updates - taking an outdated space and giving it a new image.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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Sales Engineer
Position ID: # EB-4956494223
Date Posted: 9/9/2022 4:50:26 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
Industry: Construction
Salary: $65,000 - $70,000

Job Description

Orion Talent is helping a client hire a Sales Engineer in St. Louis, MO.

Responsibilities:

Cultivate relationships with existing and prospective customers in an assigned territory with the objective of securing new business.
Negotiate and draft comprehensive written proposals for the sale or rental of equipment.
Visit existing and prospective customers at their job sites within an assigned territory to identify future opportunities and address any concerns.
Interface with our operations group to ensure customer orders for piling, piling driving and drilling equipment are fulfilled according to customer specifications.
Monitor competitive activity / products and timely communicate developments to management and colleagues, accordingly.
Participate in trade shows and conventions.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Geotech, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management or Technical Field required.
Outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills.
Experience or knowledge of the foundation and shoring industries desired but not required.
Proficient with the Microsoft Suite of Products including Excel, Word and Office is required.
Ability to obtain a valid passport for international travel.

Position Details:

Location: St. Louis, MO

Salary: $65-$70k base; 2% commission (Avg. 1st year earnings $120-$150k / 3-5 year average $300k+)

Benefits: Med/ Dental/ Vision options; Company Paid Life, LTD & AD&D; STD options; 401K with 3% match; Company Profit Sharing; PTO & Paid Holidays

Schedule: Mon-Fri (some weekends based off client visits/ trade shows, etc.)

Travel: Amount and duration is based off drive of the individual/ some mandatory travel for trade shows visits with suppliers. Must be able to obtain passport for international travel.


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Heavy Equipment Technician
Position ID: # EB-1960835049
Date Posted: 9/9/2022 4:40:47 PM
Location: Benicia, CA
Industry: Construction
Salary: $30 - $40

Job Description

Heavy Equipment Technician
Due to continued company growth and profitability, a leading supplier of foundation and shoring equipment, with six offices in the United States seeks Heavy Equipment Technicians for branch locations in St. Louis, Missouri; Green Cove Springs, Florida; Dayton, Texas; and Benicia, California.

Responsibilities:
• Conduct fuel, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic diagnostics and troubleshooting on equipment.
• Perform preventative maintenance on diesel engines.
• Educate customers on equipment operation and performance.
• Complete accurate written record of work performed.
• Willingness to periodically travel, as needed, to customer job sites to provide equipment training, maintenance and repair.
• Ability to assume leadership role while on customer job sites.
• Ability and willingness to mentor and train apprentice mechanics.

Qualifications:
• High school diploma required; Vocational / Technical degree highly desired.
• Ability to articulate in a professional manner and explain solutions.
• Able to read electrical diagrams and DVM.
• Familiar and / or experienced with:
o Heavy machinery, hydraulics, electrical system repair and maintenance;
o CANbus/ programmable logic controllers/computers;
o hydraulic schematics; and
o working kinematics.
• Personal Tools preferred but not initially required.

Position Details:
Location: Benicia, CA
Salary: $30 - $40/hr ($2/ hr diff on next day with overnight travel)
• Sign-On bonus $3k - $5k
• $90 annual Boot allowance
• Up to $500 annual tool reimbursement
• Company uniforms provided
• All travel expenses paid

Benefits: Company paid employee Med/ Dental; Vision options; Company Paid Life, LTD & AD&D; STD options; 401K with 3% match; Company Profit Sharing; PTO & Paid Holidays
Schedule: Primarily Mon-Fri (Occasional weekends when traveling). Guaranteed 40 hours weekly. Typical hours when not traveling are 6:30 am – 4:00 pm
Travel: Duration of travel varies with job requirements from clients. Typical travel equates to 3-4 days a week or 2 weeks total per month on average.




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Lead Construction Manager
Position ID: # EB-1740031902
Date Posted: 9/2/2022 11:50:12 AM
Location: Nashville, TN
Industry: Construction
Salary: $100,000 - $100,000

Job Description

Position: Lead Construction Manager (start as soon as possible)

Position Description: Through direct supervision and by exercising independent judgment effectively and efficiently manage the on-site construction process, resulting in a home that is at or above company quality standards, delivered on time and within budget. Establish and maintain effective subcontractor relations. Provide customer communication to homebuyers on a weekly basis, which results in a high level of customer satisfaction. Safely manage the work site and ensure compliance with all safety and environmental regulations. Mentoring but also learning from others and sharing ideas to the way we advance our business and individuals within the company.

Location: Nashville, TN
Salary: $100k plus $40 a month cell phone allowance
Shift: Monday-Friday 7am-5pm

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management preferred but not required
• 5 or more years of residential construction experience (minimum 2 years in a custom home building capacity)
• Proven track record in scheduling, ordering, field supervision & quality control
• Excellent people and problem-solving skills
• Microsoft Office 365 and scheduling software experience
• Effectively work with managers, employees, subcontractors, and vendors of all levels to foster positive work production and customer relations

Responsibilities:
• Thoroughly explain the documented construction process to customers to set expectations early. Maintain expectations through timely execution and weekly communication throughout the process.
• Conduct Pre-Construction meetings with customers. Use your professional knowledge to make suggestions that will improve the job in matters such as positioning the house, tree removal, and finishing floor heights.
• Review Job Schedules with the Project Manager to assure that the activities are complete and in the desired sequence.
• Assure that the start of construction date per the job schedule is met.
• Meet construction time frames as created by Job Schedules.
• Update schedules daily.
• Verify the Construction Manager Start Package is complete.
• Read and understand the plans and every item on the Job Selections Report. Cross-check the plans with the job selections for completeness and make red mark notes on the plan as a reminder of work required by the job selections. Maintain a binder or electronic file per job with all information.
• Confirm critical dimensions on the plans as they are job checked. For example, footing dimensions, plumbing stub out locations, electrical stub out locations, under slab venting, slab recesses, door and window openings, exterior wall dimensions and heights, interior framing, etc.
• As needed by phase, layout specific details with subcontractors before the commencement of work to minimize errors or callbacks due to subcontractor oversight.
• Assure that homes are built according to plans and job selections and that the quality of workmanship is equal to or better than model quality. Assure the complete use of the ARH Scope of Work, Construction Practices and Tolerances, and Production Checklists to achieve Zero Defect by Phase.
• Conduct Frame & Electrical Walk inspection with customer. Point out the locations of electrical fixtures, critical plan items, options, and any other important features. Review Change Orders with Customers
• Maintain a regularly scheduled weekly communication, through emails and phone calls, with the customer on construction progress and status. Provide photos and job schedules
• When customers request a change at a job site meeting, relay the information to the Project Manager for pricing. A signed change order must be received, and a purchase order must be issued to the proper vendor prior to additional work being started.
• Request POs and/or issue POs prior to ordering material or assigning any additional work. No work or materials were ordered without a PO number.
• Be responsible for the management of materials including verification of delivery quantities and returns as well as protection of material on the job site.
• Maintain clean job sites. It is the subcontractors’ responsibility to clean up after himself/herself per the scope of work.
• Assure a job site for everyone. Keep a copy of the Safety Manual in your vehicle. Conduct safety meetings with attendance records as scheduled within the Safety Program.
• Achieve Zerofect by Phase by inspecting all work by subcontractors and ensuring the work is completed 100% and at or above company standards.
• Find new Subcontractor and Supplier candidates and recommend them to the Project Manager or the Purchasing Manager. Replace subcontractors that won’t meet ARH policies and/or quality standards.
• Conduct the final walk-through and home demonstration and manage the Gold Standard Closing process. A Gold Standard closing is a home that is delivered with five or fewer cosmetic items outstanding at the time of closing, which are completed within 15 calendar days.
• Follow up as necessary with customers after closing to handle any post-closing concerns. This follow-up should be no less than once per week for a minimum of four weeks. The purpose is to schedule any vendors on the spot with the customer.
• Be available to mentor other construction managers and office personnel
• Assist in problem-solving any construction or subcontractor issues on any company job.



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Project Engineer
Position ID: # EB-7171773869
Date Posted: 8/22/2022 4:53:28 PM
Location: West, CO
Industry: Construction
Salary: $70,000 - $78,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for Project Engineer positions with a market-leading, full-service commercial concrete contractor.

Position Details:
Location: West Region (Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT)
Shift: Typically M-F Day Shift, some non-traditional hours may occur depending on projects
Pay: Salary $70k-$78k, Plus Annual Performance Based Bonus (~5-7%)

Position Description: Project Engineer
As a Project Engineer, you will engage in the Daily Preparation Process (daily plan) to build commercial concrete construction knowledge through execution of work objectives.

This role is focused on establishing a baseline technical understanding of the concrete industry, to allow for long term mentorship and growth as a future leader within the organization. Structured goals and development plans for promotion are outlined for all candidates to improve themselves and progress in their careers.

Expected Skills and Qualifications:
• Seeking someone with a variety of project type experience and/or applicable degrees/certifications
• Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Knowledge of construction principles/practices very beneficial
• Strong leadership and managerial skills, ready to develop technical understanding for future business growth
• Eager to learn, seeks out information, an initiative and drive to improve oneself


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Project Engineer
Position ID: # EB-1119461421
Date Posted: 8/22/2022 4:48:53 PM
Location: Central, OK
Industry: Construction
Salary: $62,000 - $72,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for Project Engineer positions with a market-leading, full-service commercial concrete contractor.

Position Details:
Location: Central Region (Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Kansas City, KS; Oklahoma City, OK; Tulsa, OK)
Shift: Typically M-F Day Shift, some non-traditional hours may occur depending on projects
Pay: Salary $62k-$72k, Plus Annual Performance Based Bonus (~5-7%)

Position Description: Project Engineer
As a Project Engineer, you will engage in the Daily Preparation Process (daily plan) to build commercial concrete construction knowledge through execution of work objectives.

This role is focused on establishing a baseline technical understanding of the concrete industry, to allow for long term mentorship and growth as a future leader within the organization. Structured goals and development plans for promotion are outlined for all candidates to improve themselves and progress in their careers.

Expected Skills and Qualifications:
• Seeking someone with a variety of project type experience and/or applicable degrees/certifications
• Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Knowledge of construction principles/practices very beneficial
• Strong leadership and managerial skills, ready to develop technical understanding for future business growth
• Eager to learn, seeks out information, an initiative and drive to improve oneself


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Project Engineer
Position ID: # EB-2515309948
Date Posted: 8/22/2022 4:45:05 PM
Location: Southeast, NC
Industry: Construction
Salary: $62,000 - $72,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for Project Engineer positions with a market-leading, full-service commercial concrete contractor.

Position Details:
Location: Southeast Region (Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Greenville, NC; Orlando, FL; Raleigh, NC)
Shift: Typically M-F Day Shift, some non-traditional hours may occur depending on projects
Pay: Salary $62k-$72k, Plus Annual Performance Based Bonus (~5-7%)

Position Description: Project Engineer
As a Project Engineer, you will engage in the Daily Preparation Process (daily plan) to build commercial concrete construction knowledge through execution of work objectives.

This role is focused on establishing a baseline technical understanding of the concrete industry, to allow for long term mentorship and growth as a future leader within the organization. Structured goals and development plans for promotion are outlined for all candidates to improve themselves and progress in their careers.

Expected Skills and Qualifications:
• Seeking someone with a variety of project type experience and/or applicable degrees/certifications
• Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Knowledge of construction principles/practices very beneficial
• Strong leadership and managerial skills, ready to develop technical understanding for future business growth
• Eager to learn, seeks out information, an initiative and drive to improve oneself


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Project Engineer
Position ID: # EB-7947338167
Date Posted: 8/22/2022 4:39:24 PM
Location: Plain City, OH
Industry: Construction
Salary: $62,000 - $72,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm, is currently recruiting transitioning or former military professionals for Project Engineer positions with a market-leading, full-service commercial concrete contractor.

Position Details:
Location: Midwest Region (Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY)
Shift: Typically M-F Day Shift, some non-traditional hours may occur depending on projects
Pay: Salary $62k-$72k, Plus Annual Performance Based Bonus (~5-7%)

Position Description: Project Engineer
As a Project Engineer, you will engage in the Daily Preparation Process (daily plan) to build commercial concrete construction knowledge through execution of work objectives.

This role is focused on establishing a baseline technical understanding of the concrete industry, to allow for long term mentorship and growth as a future leader within the organization. Structured goals and development plans for promotion are outlined for all candidates to improve themselves and progress in their careers.

Expected Skills and Qualifications:
• Seeking someone with a variety of project type experience and/or applicable degrees/certifications
• Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Knowledge of construction principles/practices very beneficial
• Strong leadership and managerial skills, ready to develop technical understanding for future business growth
• Eager to learn, seeks out information, an initiative and drive to improve oneself


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Construction Superintendent
Position ID: # EB-8000732539
Date Posted: 8/18/2022 6:03:16 PM
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Industry: Construction
Salary: $60,000 - $100,000

Job Description

Orion is helping an independent general contractor hire a Construction Superintendent for small ground up projects (10-20k sq ft) in the state of PA. This position requires 3-5 years ground-up experience

Location: Jonesboro, AR
Salary: $60k-$100k, housing while working on site, truck allowance $100 per week and fuel card.
Travel: Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi.
Shift: Sunday night to Thursday night, some Friday and Saturday depending on project

Qualifications:
• 3-5 years ground-up experience
• Walmart, Target, Grocery stores, and other big box companies remodel experience
• Remodel experience in construction

Responsibilities:
• Worker documentation
• Daily schedule reporting,
• SWPPP reporting,
• Compliance reporting,
• Compliance training,
• Site safety
• Procuring small dollar contracts with local subcontractors,
• Interacting with the owner and subcontractors,
• Coordinating trade work
• Ensuring construction schedule adherence




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Senior Estimator
Position ID: # EB-1217995633
Date Posted: 7/26/2022 9:57:13 PM
Location: Orlando, FL
Industry: Construction
Min Years Experience: 5
Degree is Required
Salary: $86,000 - $155,000

Job Description

Orion Talent, a customer-centric company focused on helping people discover meaningful careers and businesses grow by finding, delivering, and engaging the best talent around the world, is currently recruiting for Senior Estimator positions with a company that designs and creates themed attractions, rides, and resorts.

Position Details
Location: Orlando, FL
Compensation: Highly competitive base salary, depends on experience
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), short/long-term disability, flexible spending/health savings accounts, PTO plus paid Holidays, plus many great perks - park passes, hotel discounts, etc.

Position Description
As a Senior Estimator, you will be responsible for assisting in the development of detailed estimates to support the submittal and approval process for all major capital projects that are managed by the company. In addition, you will be responsible for collaborating on the development of a comprehensive database from the past projects to assist in the improvement of the accuracy of our project budgeting on all projects. You will generate initial project budget estimates for all projects ranging from new Retail, Restaurants, and Attractions Resort Hotels to entirely new Theme Parks. You will also complete subsequent estimates as the projects progress through design, to compare to budget. Responsibilities will include:
• Collaborate on initial budget estimates for new projects including estimate refinements prepared by the individual project estimators or outside estimating firms.
• Review continually evolving design documents and estimates prepared at each stage of the design by the project estimators or outside estimating firms to ensure the projects are tracking on budget. Includes working with project teams located in various cities and countries.
• Perform function of lead estimator for large scopes of work, which requires supervision of in-house or contracted estimating resources, as scope of work indicates.
• Assist project team with contractor change order negotiation.
• Research market conditions for cost trends and local means and methods (both locally and internationally). Develop location cost factors and escalation factors. Analyze the company’s historical costs and disseminate to appropriate year and location. Incorporate current and historic costs into a central database. Develop comparisons for various attractions and non-attraction facilities.
• Create “value engineering” (VE) components with the project team to mitigate cost overruns.
• Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health, & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training, and team member involvement activities.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineer in related business fields is required. Master’s degree in Construction Management or Business Administration preferred.
• 5-10 years’ on-site construction and estimating experience on retail, food, hotel, theme parks, and themed entertainment projects, knowledge of show and ride estimating, and facility impacts required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• 10-15 years’ on-site construction and estimating experience for owners and/or contractors in the Resort/Entertainment field of commercial construction; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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