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 Green, Environmental and Infrastructure search is currently seeking an Electrical/I&C Engineer to work for a prominent environmental consulting firm in Baltimore, MD. The ideal candidates must have 5 to 7 years experience have the following experience and skills:
Knowledge in industrial power design, including medium and low voltage electrical power distribution, motor control, VFDs, lighting systems and equipment layout
Strong AutoCAD skills and knowledge of the NEC Codes
Experience with instrumentation and control systems is a plus, including field and panel instruments, operator interfaces, and PLCs.
Experience working on Water/Wastewater projects is strong plus
Expereience with alternative energy is plus
BS in Electrical Engineering required
EIT required PE is strong plus
Candidate must also have good communication and interpersonal skills
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in Green, Environmental and Infrastructure search is currently seeking an experienced Waste water Construction Manager to work on a major water/waste water plants and pipeline rehabilitation projects in Virginia and Maryland. The ideal candidates must have the following experience and skills:
A minimum of 10 years of recent and consecutive experience in the construction of wastewater plants and /or water infrastructure
Demonstrated construction management experience in directing the work of teams in the field meeting deadlines and budgets managing multiple activities
Ability to resolve scheduling conflicts and construction related problems
BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering or Construction management is required
Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification is required
Knowledge of scheduling software is a strong plus
Knowledge and experience in design build process is a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills required
Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search in Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for a Geotechnical Engineer focused on geostructural design, foundation geotechnical engineering, and/or geological engineering for a national engineering consulting firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 5- 10 years of demonstrated experience in engineering consulting plus the following skills and abilities:
Ability to support of excavation (SOE) design, specialty foundation design, and traditional geotechnical engineering.
Demonstrate solid design capabilities and familiarity with software such as Plaxis, Slope/W, Seep/W, Sigma/W, MathCAD, AutoCAD and Excel.
Assist other teams with the preparation of proposals and presentations.
Plan, organize, conduct and supervise field geotechnical explorations and observations, including test borings, test pits, instrument installation, and soil, rock and groundwater sampling.
Manage construction inspection services for the design and construction of buildings, bridges, retaining walls, dams, shoreline structures, and landfills.
Review, interpret and report field and laboratory test results and engineering data. Typically can include analysis of slope stability, seepage, deformation, pile capacity, wave equation, consolidation, and other geotechnical, structural, and civil engineering applications.
Compile, write and prepare engineering reports that summarize data in a technically sound, clear and concise manner.
REQUIREMENTS: B.S. in Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering
M.S. with emphasis in Geotechnical or Foundation Engineering preferred
EIT or PE License in State of Maryland