Commercial Construction Jobs
Commercial construction companies build non-residential buildings and facilities like manufacturing plants, office buildings, shopping malls and restaurants. Due to the large size of the buildings, there are usually many contractors, subcontractors and workmen needed on commercial construction sites. Construction jobs of this nature are far more expensive than residential ones, and there are more positions that need to be filled.
There are many jobs available in the management side of commercial construction such as construction manager, construction supervisor, and project manager. These management positions require long hours because unforeseen problems can crop up at the job site at all hours. The position also demands great attention to detail; a manager's responsibilities entail hiring subcontractors and personnel, making sure all facets of the job are finished properly and on time, dealing with the many permits and regulations involved, and being the liaison between the owners of the property and the employees. However, their salaries are commensurate with their job duties. For work on large commercial construction sites, a construction manager's salary can be range from $50,000 to more than $110,000 per year.
Commercial construction companies sometimes hire freelance managers, freelance estimators and scheduling managers. They can also hire an array of other professional in consulting positions in order to bid for the job, and when the contract has been won, complete the project.
There are many positions available for engineers. Electrical engineers and structural engineers are in great demand along with many other of the more highly trained professions. Depending on the size of the construction company, the type of buildings they construct, and the area of expertise that the engineer has, salaries can range from $30,000 to $100,000.
Other employment opportunities in the area of commercial construction include skilled craftsmen and laborers. There are many positions available for jobs in the fields of concrete, carpentry, electrical wiring, fire alarms, welding, bricklaying, window/door installation, and many more. Most of these jobs pay an hourly wage rather than a salary. However, some commercial companies are so big that they need full time workers on staff, and then the employees get a salary plus benefits and sometimes even retirement packages.
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