Career Opportunities in BCT

Graduates of the BCT program have risen to the highest professional levels in the building construction industry. Specific occupations cover a broad range of professional categories including:

  • Construction Project Management – Residential and commercial sectors in construction and development, with small (regional) or large (national) firms
  • Green Building and Sustainability – Consulting, specifying and installation of: Air sealing, weatherization, insulation, building energy auditing, building energy modeling, renewable energy technologies, high performance HVAC and mechanical systems, commissioning/retro-commissioning, retrofitting existing structures, LEED-related careers
  • Engineered Wood Design – Whole house structural modeling, design and supply of engineered wood roof, wall and floor systems, roof truss design and manufacture
  • Sales and Marketing – Building materials and equipment retail and wholesale (inside and outside sales of: structural materials, electrical, mechanical, roofing, siding, softwood and hardwood lumber, engineered wood, windows, doors, kitchen and bath design)

Salaries compare favorably with other scientific and business professions. Opportunities for advancement are excellent. The employment demand for women and men in this broad field far exceeds the number of graduates.

Career Links for BCT Students

Have you visited our new BCT Jobs Board yet? (check your emails for the password).

When looking for jobs (internships or full-time), try these:

Employer Listing

The following is a select list of companies that have hired our graduates in the past.

Browse by industry segment: General Construction | Specialty ConstructionResidential ConstructionGreen BuildingEngineered Wood and Forest ProductsBuilding Products Sales and MarketingRecruiters

General Construction

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Engineering News-Record Top Lists – Extensive listing of design, construction, environmental, green design,… firms

Top 100 Builders in the USA – A good starting point for the broader industry

Specialty Construction

Residential Construction

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ProBuilder’s Housing Giants – Companies in this list have multiple offices in many states and provide career opportunities in several areas of building materials and construction. Positions are technical, management, and sales.

Green Building

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NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) – Regional industry group website that features a green jobs board

Engineered Wood and Forest Products

Building Products Sales and Marketing

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Northeastern Retail Lumber Association – Features a members list and an employment center

HBS Dealer – Homecenters & building supply

ProDealer – Industry summit

Recruiters