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Are there any jobs that deal with both engineering technology and construction mamnagement?

Veteran

Kwan Brown Chicago, IL

I'm currently working on obtaining a bachelor of science in both engineering technology and construction management and I want to find a job that deals with both my degrees.

14 September 2017 4 replies Career Exploration

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Advisor

Merry Vickers Richardson, TX

Thank you for your service.

Give your resume a format change and lead with a summary that outlines your skills and qualifications. Share generalities from past positions to translate how it will be beneficial in new roles, like skills, duties, projects or management. Use clear civilian language to describe your career objectives, but highlight key wording from job descriptions and any accomplishments you have achieved. Keep the verbiage in present tense and have others read through it for feedback. If you can pursue any volunteer opportunities, contract jobs, certifications or even CEU (Continuing Education Units) courses will show how interested you are and make recruiters take notice. Large companies have numerous opportunities of all kinds, like Raytheon which would be a different option for you. Look into places that are not construction specific and you will be amazed at positions to try. Once you re-do your resume and look at it from another angle, then you may see other possibilities.

Once you find any position, take advantage of in-house professional development and training programs which always shows management that you are willing to do and learn more.

Kindest regards,
Merry Vickers

Advisor

Michael Crowley Andover, MA

Hi Kwan: There are lot's of jobs for Project Management in the construction field. I would use the strategy of getting some experience first in a company that is in the field (get your foot in the door doing any kind of job). Large engineering companies often both design and build projects.
You might want to consider if you would like large projects (infrastructure or large commercial buildings) versus more residential construction as well.
Also, think about what aspect of construction management you prefer. For example, you might specialize on the electrical side or more on the Civil Engineering aspect. Construction jobs in bid out in "packages" that go out to specialists. Check out the MasterSpec divisions to see how large jobs are organized.
Sounds like a good combination of subject you are tackling, I have no doubt you'll be in high demand when you're ready! Best of Luck.

Advisor

Andrew Klarman New York, NY

Hi Kwan,

Thank you for your service and for using ACP AdvisorNet. Have you tried using the "community" tab of our website? Within the community section, you can search for advisors across the country by location, career field, and experience level.

If you would like a tour of the site, feel free to message me and I would be happy to set one up!

Best,

Andy

Advisor

John Nerison Boise, ID

Yes. Please contact me at 496-690-3388.

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