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 These projects refer to interior design updates - taking an outdated space and giving it a new image.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



Technical Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-5841458729
Date Posted: 6/16/2022 6:14:01 PM
Location: San Diego, CA
Industry: Construction
Min Years Experience: 6
Salary: $90,000 - $100,000

Job Description

Orion Talent is helping a client hire a Technical Project Manager in Cypress, CA.

Salary: $90-100k

Position Description: Technical Project Manager

The function of this position is to manage elevator and escalator new construction projects in Southern California to meet or exceed business plan gross profit objectives (original and midyear plans) at time of closing while meeting and satisfying customer expectations. The hiring manager is seeking a proven construction professional to step into this role and execute on project goals within the first 90 days.


Monitor and control the projects assigned. Ensure that all projects achieve the targeted profit goals and meet customers’ expectations. Ensure all projects are executed on time according to customer contract terms and conditions.
Closely examine costs on each project. Be responsible in making sure that estimates at completion are forecasted accurately for all projects on a monthly basis. Scrutinize each completed project, identify the lessons learned or overlooked, then incorporate the new knowledge into day-to-day operations, and future projects of similar stature.
Control the project schedule. Directly responsible for timely material orders. Be proactive and make certain that internal and external engineering questions are answered quickly and clearly in order to keep the material delivery on schedule. Know standard lead-times and ensure all submittals are approved with plenty of time to allow for posted and established lead-times
Maintain excellent customer relations. Handle all customer correspondence related to the assigned projects.
Strictly follow established project management guidelines. Maintain organized project documentation. Document and clearly correspond the company’s position to protect the company’s interests.
Review all projects’ performance weekly and flag any problems or potential problems upon discovery.
Knowledge and detailed review of contractual agreements of each project. When necessary, negotiate contractual scope of work items for each project.
Communicate with Developers/Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors in a clear, accurate, and concise fashion.
Directly responsible for maintaining positive cash flow and providing financial results at closing on each

Position Details:

Location: Must live within the Orange County and San Diego County area to commute and support commercial projects needed (Cypress and San Diego branch offices)
Travel Requirements: Up to 40% (local)
The Hiring Manager is looking for someone who is excited about Mitsubishi Elevator, is humble, adaptive, creative and flexible.
Four-year college degree (Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is strongly preferred)
Previous project management experience in construction working with contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors
Previous construction project management experience in the military (Army COE, Navy/Marine CEC) performing new construction, retrofits, or upgrades to facilities
Strong people skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong mechanical/technical aptitude
Ability to handle adversity calmly
Be humble and flexible
Construction Management Experience (Preferred but not required)
Sales and/or Industry Operations Experience (Preferred but not required)
Any related Project Management courses or certifications (Preferred but not required)

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Project Engineer
Company: Orion Talent Opportunity
Position ID: # EB-9082220794
Date Posted: 6/13/2022 4:47:54 PM
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Industry: Construction
Salary: $62,000 - $72,000
QA/QC Program Engineer
Position ID: # EB-1243515174
Date Posted: 6/7/2022 4:52:03 PM
Location: Eagle Mountain, UT
Industry: Construction
Salary: $100,000 - $110,000

Job Description

QA/QC Program Engineer
Location: Eagle Mountain, UT
Salary: $95k-$115k

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Mitigation Manager
Position ID: # EB-1080701470
Date Posted: 6/6/2022 7:14:53 PM
Location: Pasadena, CA
Industry: Construction
Salary: $20 - $20

Job Description

Orion Talent is helping a client hire a Mitigation Manager in Pasadena, CA.

Position: Mitigation Manager (Required to be on call)

Position Description: Mitigation Technicians are on the front lines of restoring their communities by being first on site after disasters strike (i.e. floods, fires) and will be leading the mitigation effort to restore the property.

Location: Pasadena, CA

Salary: $20 per hour plus overtime and bonuses for after hours


Desire to join a world-class team and contribute a positive attitude
E-4/5 veteran preferred
Knowledge of technology (iPhone, iPad)
Ability to learn and operate our primary operating systems: RMS, Xactimate, TSheets, Moisture Mapper, and additional systems as requested
Valid driver's license with a clean record
Have the ability to work nights/weekends and overtime, if needed
Ability to lift 75 LBS frequently
Desire to continually learn new things
Valid driver’s license, clean drivers abstract and clear criminal record check required


Work safely in residential and commercial properties that have been damaged by fire, water, storm, and/or mold
Survey damage within the property
Evaluate and record damage to all items within the property
Perform cleaning process for both contents and structural damage, as needed
Removal of contents for cleaning or destruction. Pack outs and pack backs
Demolition of structural damage to properties through the use of hand and power tools
Clean up assigned job sites after demolition
Perform initial site visits
Conduct moisture inspections
Set restoration equipment within guidelines
Complete notes of assigned jobs in our primary operating system (RMS)
Take photos of jobs assigned at start, completion, and throughout the process
Responsible for maintaining assigned vehicles and equipment
Responsible for unloading and reloading assigned vehicles with equipment

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Senior Superintendent
Position ID: # EB-4633430559
Date Posted: 5/25/2022 2:34:56 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
Industry: Construction

Job Description

Senior Superintendent
Location: Charlotte, NC
Salary: Depending on experience

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Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-3050498846
Date Posted: 5/25/2022 2:33:33 PM
Location: Savannah, GA
Industry: Construction

Job Description

Project Manager
Location: Savannah, GA
Salary: Depending on experience

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Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-1022406581
Date Posted: 5/25/2022 2:32:07 PM
Location: Wilmington, NC
Industry: Construction

Job Description

Project Manager
Location: Wilmington, NC
Salary: Depending on experience

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Project Manager
Position ID: # EB-8232122983
Date Posted: 4/20/2022 9:08:24 AM
Location: Homestead, PA
Industry: Construction
Salary: $80,000 - $125,000

Job Description

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

Position Details:
Location: Homestead, PA 15120
Salary: $80K-$125K
Competitive salary and benefits package which includes, medical, dental, and vision, 401(k), employee wellness, supplemental insurance, paid time off, education and training, lunch and learns, team building outings and activities, holiday parties, and so much more!

Position Description: The Project Engineer position is a support level position for the Operations Department. This position is responsible for control and distribution of project documentation, and to assist the Project Manager with subcontractor coordination. This position will work out of the Pittsburgh, PA location.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or relevant experience in lieu of education.
• Computer Skills; proficient in MS office, required. Timberline and Estimating software, preferred
• Client Relations and Communication Proficiency
• Scheduling and multi-tasking
• Results Driven.
• Problem Solving/Analysis.
• Time and Financial Management.

• Work closely with the Project Management department to ensure a reliable flow of information.
• Generate Submittal Schedule/Log based of off Specification Sections.
• Review, Process, and Distribute Submittals and Samples.
• Review, Process, and Distribute RFIs.
• Assist with Recording and Distribution of Weekly Subcontractor and Owner Meeting Minutes.
• Maintain and Distribute Submittal & RFI Logs.
• Maintain and Distribute Current Project Documentation (Plans, Spec, Sketch Log).
• Assist Project Manager in obtaining subcontractor change order pricing.
• Perform Quantity Take off and Secure Material Pricing for Owner Changes.
• Update and Distribute Project Punch/Incomplete Work Lists.
• Distribute Weekly Schedule Objective Goals.
• Collect, Assemble, and Submit Project Close Out Documentation.
• Notify architect/Owner/PM on time sensitive/overdue items.
• Other tasks as necessary or assigned.

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