Construction jobs in high demand after major disasters
It is our hope is that we can pull together as a nation to help rebuild the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. To help in the effort to rebuild and put the unemployed to work, we have put together a list of the hottest hurricane sandy recovery jobs. This is by no means a comprehensive list. We fully expect the federal government and each affected state to mobilize an effort to create thousands of temporary disaster recovery jobs. To find more information on recovery employment, please go to FEMA.gov or your state’s emergency management and department of labor websites.
Architects: Many commercial building and home owners will use the hurricane damage as an opportunity to update and upgrade their holdings. Architects will be at the forefront of the new designs.
Building & Construction Inspectors: Every bit of new construction will have to be inspected to make sure it meets the updated codes and regulations.
Construction Estimators: Estimators find the costs of construction in materials and working hours. They will be busy throughout the recovery.
Construction Trades: Skilled construction trades such as brick layers, carpenters, electricians and plumbers will be high demand as well.
Civil Engineers: The hurricane did serious damage to bridges, roads and other infrastructure. Civil engineers will be involved in the design and construction of these damaged areas.
Electrical/ Utility Technicians: In the short-term, the utility industry will rely heavily on crews from other states to restore power. Over the long-term, major sections of the water damaged electrical grid will have to be replaced and there will be a need for new technicians.
Equipment Operators: Bob cats, bulldozers and crane operators will be in high demand to clear debris throughout the affected region.
Hazardous Materials & Solid Waste Handlers: Besides destroying buildings and infrastructure, disasters create a lot of trash. Some of it is hazardous to public health. Workers in this area will responsible for the clean up, disposal and recycling of hazardous materials and solid wastes.
Disaster Declaration Signed. Disaster Recovery to Begin After Storm Clears
President Obama has already signed the orders to allow FEMA to begin disaster recovery and relief efforts when Hurricane Sandy clears. CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Help will be needed from Citizen Corps, CERT and other volunteer/aid agencies throughout the northeast.
Some of the people needed for disaster recovery
Construction Equipment Operators
Computer and Data center/ IT personnel
Hazardous Materials trained personnel
Health & Safety trained
Inspectors (all types)
Search and Rescue
Here are links to the Emergency Management Agencies in some of the affected areas. Go to any state the affect area
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for Environmental Data Analyst for a international environmental consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 2 -4 years of demonstrated experience in environmental consulting plus the following skills and abilities:
A demonstrated history of handling sensitive data, building algorithms and decision-making tools based on the latest statistics and data mining methodologies
Experience managing all aspects of medium to large databases for environmental projects including data population, data mining, spatial data management, reporting, and visualization;
Ability to analyze data/metrics to uncover trends and root causes
Ability to work with project managers to generate reports for clients
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or related field
Master’s is a strong plus
Experience developing software tools using Visual Basic, VBA, C++, C , VB.net, SQL Server, ASP.net and HTML
Experience using Locus EIM and EQuIS is a strong plus
Must possess strong initiative as well as written and oral communication skills
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Green, Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for a General Manager for a national environmental consulting firm in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of demonstrated experience in working on environmental services industry plus the following skills and abilities:
Must have demonstrated track record of overseeing the growth of a operation including managing P&L, personnel management, project delivery and business development in the environmental services sector.
Experience working with upper managers and Project Managers on business plans, proposals and pursuits
Strong knowledge of remediation, environmental compliance, emergency response in the Florida market particularly for government, private and industrial sectors
Ability to manage a large and diverse group of professionals and hourly employees
BS in Engineering, geology or environmental sciences is required
Your trash can : Most of us do not realize that a $55 billion industry with myriad jobs starts there. Years ago governments and private companies were content to put our trash in a hole and watch it decompose for a couple of centuries. Not anymore. Now your trash is treasured because it presents new job and revenue generating opportunities. Here is the question we will explore in this post: Are solid waste jobs hot jobs? The answer is yes.
Why Solid Waste Jobs Should Be On A Job Seeker’s Radar
The reason job seekers should consider solid waste jobs in their career choices is the industry’s high growth potential. According to a recent report by Worldwatch Institute , the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the US and other wealthy nations is expected to double over the next 10 years (see Global MSW Article). The revenues from recycling these materials are also expected to rise as greater percentages of electronics, plastics and scrap metal are taken out of the waste stream. The solid waste industry is often portrayed as a dirty, hard labor oriented business. But like other innovative industries the image of the industry is changing. Solid waste jobs do not end with the garbage collector or the local landfill worker. They include:
Scrap metal trader
E-waste recycling manager
Waste-to Energy (WTE) Plant Operator
Waste-to Product Development Manager
These jobs are part of a bigger multi billion dollar “circular economy” where waste materials are recycled, repurposed or reused through innovative technologies. These are part of future jobs market.
Here are some of the markets to consider:
E-Waste (a source of rare earth and precious metals)
Waste-to-Energy (Organic waste)
Scrap Metal (Steel, Iron and others)
Paper and glass
Job seekers who want to change to career with long term growth potential and new innovative technologies should consider these opportunities. Thanks for reading