Heavy Civil
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Heavy Civil

​Here in our heavy civil construction division at Metric Search, we focus on a variety of different types of construction projects and specialisms.

The candidates and clients that we work with specialize in the following areas:

  • Heavy highway

  • Bridges

  • Light rail

  • Mass transit

  • Concrete and asphalt paving

  • Mass grading

  • Earthworks

  • Excavation

  • Civil site development

  • Underground utilities

  • Pipes

  • Storm drain

  • Sewer

  • Wastewater treatment plants

  • Demolition

  • Marine

  • Tunnels

  • Erosion control

Typical positions that we focus on consist of Project Managers, Estimators, Project Engineers, Foremen, Superintendents, Safety Engineers/Managers, and Construction Executives, Vice Presidents, and Directors up to C-Level.

Our strong client base is made up of a variety of regional and national market-leading contractors including multiple ENR Top-10 contractors, and award-winning construction firms across the U.S.

The Associated General Contractors of America's 2022 Workforce Survey results show that 91% of contractors are having difficulty filling positions, with Granite Construction’s Chief Executive Officer, Kyle Larkin stating “We’re seeing a historically tight construction labor market become even more competitive as we emerge from the pandemic. The current labor market is the most challenging I’ve seen in our industry.”

The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is also expected to create hundreds of thousands of new job openings over its five-year duration, but labor shortages in construction could impede the act with it being estimated that the IIJA will lead to a shortfall of workers by 160,000 in the contractor/subcontractor sector by 2028.

Major federal investments and a significant increase in construction employment, including a 57% increase from October to November 2022, predicts that 2023 will be a huge year for the heavy civil construction market.

However, it is evident that the importance of partnering with an industry specialist recruiter is greater than ever to ensure that projects are not delayed, and to ensure that contractors mitigate against an incredibly fast moving, and tight labor market.

Our team of heavy civil construction specialists have a proven track record of placing candidates up to the executive level across the country, and we would love to have an introduction to discuss your recruitment needs.


Johnathan Brierley

Johnathan Brierley

Business Development Lead

Robert Gordon-Dunwell

Robert Gordon-Dunwell

Business Development Lead

Paige Chamberlain

Paige Chamberlain

Business Development Executive

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