Construction Industry Job Titles

By | August 4, 2012

Construction industry is one industry or business sector which contributes greatly to the development of a place, area, city or a nation. The construction industry is a tool through which the development, prosperity or well being of an area can be estimated or judged.

This huge industry is divided into many different businesses or sectors, each of which individually is again quite large and well defined. The construction industry has seen some major improvement and development in the past few years and it is as a result of major infrastructural changes in the world. This has led to growing number of job opportunities and also expansion in the job titles in the construction industry.

Since this industry is one of the most booming industries in the world, it generates large revenue. For generation of this revenue, there is large number of workers and experts involved who continuously work to ensure smooth running of this sector. There are many different types of construction works such as laying down of roads, building of small and large structures, maintenance of infrastructure, building bridges, residential complexes, hotels, airports, harbours etc.

The entire construction industry is dependent upon the expertise of engineers, labourers, medium level management employees and many other workers. The following is the broad fragmentation of this industry and the job titles related to each of the fragments.

Entry Level Construction Industry Job Titles

All those employees or workers who have minimal educational requirements and work as labourers within the construction industry can be termed as entry level construction industry workers. This group of people form one of the most important segments of the construction industry, as without their services and hardwork, the schemes, plans and designs of civil engineers and architects would go to waste. There are many different job titles within this category and the following is a detailed list of the same.

  • Carpenter
  • Daily wage labourer
  • Plumber
  • Painter
  • Master electrician
  • Electrician
  • Master plumber
  • Roofer
  • Welder
  • Pipe fitter
  • Iron worker
  • Crane operator
  • Driver
  • Concrete labourer
  • Dry wall finisher
  • Framing carpenter

Administrative Level Construction Industry Job Titles

Apart from the entry level workers and the top level engineers in a construction industry, there are employees who work to ensure to bridge the gap between these two levels. These employees are those who supervise the tasks of the entry level workers and make sure that the day to day operations are smoothly run. There are different levels of this administrative block and the various job titles within it are given below.

  • Accounts executive
  • Project manager
  • Construction manager
  • Manager
  • Site manager
  • Transportation manager
  • Material surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Construction superintendent
  • Construction supervisor
  • Construction assistant
  • Contract manager
  • Contractor
  • Assistant project manager
  • Building inspector
  • Safety inspector
  • Contract administrator
  • Scheduler
  • Safety manager
  • Project assistant
  • Purchasing coordinator

Engineering Level Construction Industry Job Titles

Top level work and tasks in the construction industry have to be carried out by those who possess certain mandatory educational requirements and expertise in planning, designing, sketching and scheming of a building or infrastructure.  Within this sector of the construction industry, come many employees or engineers, the job titles of whom are given below in detail.

  • Engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Architect
  • Structural engineer
  • Building engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Company manager
  • Company director
  • Manager of sales
  • Supply chain manager
  • Transportation company director
  • Director of operations
  • Head of raw material company
  • Constructor coordinator
  • Director of company producing equipments
  • Heavy weigh equipment company owner
  • Electrical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer

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