The construction industry is an essential industry for our existence in modern society. The homes we live in, the offices we work in, and even the gyms where we train, all of these have been designed, built, and maintained by employees in this industry. From a construction worker or crane operator, through a building engineer to a project manager, all these professionals are an integral part of the project, and its execution responsibility rests on their shoulders. Because this industry is often characterized by building projects that are different from each other and not by serial production, working in the field is accompanied by daily dealing with new challenges.
Due to the increasing population growth, the demand for new buildings is also rising, so the work in this industry is usually stable and profitable. Considering the many employment opportunities, every person interested in working in the construction industry has the option to choose which field he is more connected to, depending on his education or personal preferences. In some places, it is even possible to work as a junior worker without previous education or experience.
Practical Building Engineer
A Practical Building Engineer is a graduate of a short course of study compared to that of a building engineer, about two years compared to four years. Practical Building Engineer masters all the practical aspects of the construction industry, including planning, management, execution, project supervision, and quantity calculations. Practical Engineer Supervises the work in the field, reports on time exceptions, and initiates proposals to streamline operations in the field, all while maintaining ongoing contact with the company manager and all those involved in the project. In recent decades, the construction boom in Israel has been growing, and as a result, the demand for a practical building engineer is rising.
Because the job of a practical building engineer requires a lot of skill, most of the time, the requirements for the job will be training as a practical building engineer, performance experience, knowledge of AutoCAD and Excel software, seriousness, responsibility, ability to go down to details and human relations. Because a practical building engineer integrates into several industries in construction, the requirements may vary accordingly.
A molder is a person who is engaged in the construction industry, belongs to the frameworks of the building, and works on scaffolding. Most often, the climbers are responsible for pouring concrete and creating the structure's frame.
The molder must be familiar with the various safety procedures, be responsible and diligent, without fear of heights, have a willingness to work hard, have good interpersonal skills, and can work in a team. Those with previous experience may be given an advantage.
Construction and Infrastructure Engineer
A construction and infrastructure engineer is usually a civil engineer or a building engineer who specializes in infrastructure. The role of a construction and infrastructure engineer is to be responsible for the maintenance of buildings and, manage contracts for the maintenance of buildings, responsible for facilities and water systems, sewage, and drainage. Sometimes the construction engineer is responsible for responding to faults that occur in the field, preparing schedules for the project, and controlling the budget of the project. The head of the infrastructure planning team is an infrastructure engineer who is responsible for managing a team of engineers.
Common requirements are usually a degree in Building Engineering or civil engineering, knowledge of relevant software and, in particular, AutoCAD software, ability to read engineering drawings, experience in infrastructure planning, independent work ability, ability to schedule management, ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, professionalism and responsibility.
A building engineer plans and accompanies the construction of buildings. In addition, his job is to monitor and ensure that construction is conducted according to the plans and the safety standards. Also, make field trips and sometimes even write quotes. The construction engineer should stay connected with everyone involved in the project, from the construction workers to the highest officials. The engineer has a great responsibility, and therefore he should be serious, responsible, with a work ethic, honest and reliable, with excellent human relations, professional and service.
Standard requirements are a degree of building engineer or civil engineer, understanding of construction, knowledge of relevant software such as Revit and AutoCAD, high-level technical English, mastery of computer applications, previous experience in the field, management ability, and project planning skills.
A quantity surveyor is a person whose job is to perform calculations that relate to the quantity of materials required to carry out a particular project. For example, some iron, sand, and cement are required to construct a building. The quantity surveyor's role is very significant because its calculations are designed to prevent deviations from the budget. The quantity surveyor also monitors the use of materials and a data center, issues bills of quantities, and submits invoices throughout the project and after its completion. Sometimes quantity surveyor also creates relationships with different contractors and formulate Price Offers.
Quantity surveyors are required in planning offices, tender departments, contracting companies, and construction projects. As workplaces change, the requirements may also change. Still, the standard requirements are usually a degree in engineering or a practical training certificate, control of Office software, motivation, responsibility, ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, work under pressure and meet schedules.
A salesman in the field of construction works on behalf of various companies in this industry with contractors, architects, and construction companies. Companies that are engaged in laying infrastructure, manufacturing raw materials, etc., are looking for sharp and charismatic salespeople in order to create new collaborations and be the connecting thread between the employing company and potential customers: contractors, site managers, architects, hardware stores and more. His areas of responsibility are many and include, among other things, recruiting new customers, managing and retaining old customers, conducting negotiations, and identifying needs in the field.
Many employers require in-depth commercial understanding and technical knowledge in the construction industry. Due to the nature of the job, sales experience and a high and proven ability to negotiate are required. It is important to note that because these are field sales, there are jobs that will require a driver’s license. Most employers are looking for a hardworking and responsible person with a sense of service and good oral and written expression, and knowledge of calculator and excel software are also a significant advantage. This job is intensive and requires a lot of investment and effort. However usually involves a high salary, with rewards and sales commissions.
Construction Engineer – Constructor
A construction engineer is also called a structural engineer or constructor, and he is a person whose job includes, among other things, designing the frame of the structure, consulting an architect so that he can design a stable and safe structure, assessing the strength and stability of various structures, reviewing construction plans and approving them. Construction works and so on.
The role of the constructor is very significant as building a stable structure is essential for the preservation of human life. Therefore, he must be responsible, professional, able to learn quickly, and able to work independently, thoroughly, meticulously, and meticulously. Therefore, the requirements are usually a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, experience as a construction engineer, mastery of relevant drawing software such as AutoCAD, Revit, and the like, good interpersonal skills, technical sense, and ability to motivate people.
Foreman / construction site manager
A foreman is a person who supervises various construction processes in the field. In other words, he is responsible for managing employees in the field, planning work on a daily and weekly level, recording work logs on a daily level, dealing with suppliers, finding solutions to problems, adhering to safety procedures, ordering construction materials, and meeting schedules.
Standard requirements are usually a certified foreman certificate, relevant training of an engineer or practical engineer, experience in employee management, desire, motivation, order and organization at a high level, vehicle license, ability to work under pressure, excellent human relations, responsibility, professionalism, ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, ability to manage schedules, big head. Foremen are needed in various field jobs, so there may be different requirements for each position. For example, the management of infrastructure works may give an advantage to those with a background in the field.
A crane operator is a person whose job is to move materials from place to place with the help of a crane. In order to be a crane operator, one must take a course when there is a separation between a portable crane operator and a turret crane operator. After completing the course, you must also go through an internship, and only then can you work as a crane operator.
Crane operators or cranes are needed at many construction sites, ports, and so on. Standard requirements are a professional certificate that constitutes a license to operate a crane, full matriculation, good English, willingness to work shifts, willingness to work at high altitude, ability to work in stressful situations, familiarity with safety procedures, and high-level interpersonal communication, seriousness, responsibility, and reliability.
Heavy equipment Operator
A heavy equipment operator is one who operates heavy tools designed to perform civil engineering work. For example, traction tools include bulldozers, concrete mixers, forklifts, cranes, and so on.
The requirements are a suitable driver's license from the Ministry of Transport (when there are several degrees to this license and each employer may require a different degree), technical background, motivation, responsibility, good interpersonal skills, seriousness, and willingness to work in different fields such as construction sites or composting and agriculture. Those who have experience in operating several types of heavy equipment tools may be given an advantage when they have also tried it.
A construction supervisor is a person whose job is to supervise the construction, make sure that all the professionals perform their work as required, deal with and coordinate project-related factors, is responsible for meeting schedules, performing budget control, and ensuring the construction is carried out according to plan. There are also inspectors from the local authority whose job is to ensure that the construction is carried out legally and in accordance with the planning. In cases where the construction is not carried out as planned, the Supervisor must alert the contractor and, if necessary, submit statements of claim.
The requirements are usually a building practical certificate or a degree in building engineering, experience in various types of construction, Hebrew at the native level, mastery of computer applications and office software, familiarity with construction laws, familiarity with construction processes and stages, ability to meet problems, ability to solve problems, professionalism and good interpersonal skills.
The job of a construction worker (or builder) is to take an active part in the construction of new buildings according to work plans and in accordance with strict safety procedures. As part of his job, a construction worker performs various construction works such as sealing, painting, plumbing, electricity, erecting scaffolding, laying flooring, and more.
Working in a building requires a lot of physical strength, the ability to work with tools, a willingness to work at height, and previous experience in performing various construction works according to the employer's requirements (although there are employers who hire inexperienced construction workers and equip them). It is important to note that a special license is required for certain works, so possessing a suitable license may be a necessary condition of acceptance. Also, many employers will prefer candidates with qualities like diligence, agility, reliability, and motivation.
Construction and infrastructure projector
The Construction and Infrastructure Projector deals with the management and supervision of projects of construction, development, and renovation of buildings and infrastructure. The projector is responsible for all matters relating to the proper conduct of the construction project or infrastructure, from its planning stages to its implementation. The projector is the “guiding finger” of the project. It is the one that determines the pace of its progress and is responsible for the management and motivation of all the factors related to it. In addition, in his role, the projector contacts local authorities, construction workers, contractors, and architects for collaboration and reporting on the status of a joint project.
Standard requirements for this position are a certificate of a civil engineer or building engineer, in-depth knowledge and understanding in the relevant field such as concrete or electricity, and experience in the field of construction and infrastructure. Also, this job combines fieldwork and office work, so a driver’s license is necessary for many places. Many employers are looking for an assertive, thorough, and responsible person for this position, with the ability to manage a broad staff and have a high level of human relations.
Real Estate Marketing
Real estate marketing is advertising and selling real estate and real estate in accordance with the company's sales strategy and meeting pre-determined sales targets. Real estate salesmen proactively approach potential customers, negotiate with them and accompany them "hand in hand" until closing. The deal. Sometimes the work of a real estate salesman is intense and requires an investment of effort. However, it is usually particularly rewarding as many employers offer relatively high sales commissions.
Working in real estate marketing is especially suitable for assertive and motivated people who are skilled in negotiating and able to meet sales targets. Most employers are looking for candidates with previous experience in real estate sales, computer skills, and office software and CRM systems control. Since these are usually field sales, some jobs will require a driver's license and a vehicle, and companies that work with entities abroad will look for candidates who are fluent in English.
A draftsman is a person whose job is to draw drawings and create models and simulations according to which a product can be manufactured. Sometimes, the draftsman must check existing drawings and perform quality control on the final product. To do this, the draftsmen usually use computer software. The best-known programs in the field are SolidWorks and AutoCAD, so that it may be advantageous for those with experience with these programs and similar programs such as Revit and the like.
Standard requirements for a draftsman are usually an academic degree or relevant practical certificate, knowledge of relevant software, Excel mastery, good interpersonal skills and teamwork ability, quick learning ability, punctuality, order and organization, good technical English, technical sense, and familiarity with the relevant field.