The global construction industry experienced a 5% rise in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Environmental Sustainability in Construction – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 105% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Electrical and Electronics Engineers jobs accounted for a 6% share of the global construction industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 5% over the prior quarter.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity

Electrical and Electronics Engineers, with a share of 6%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the construction industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 5% quarter-on-quarter. Civil Engineers came in second with a share of 5% in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 43% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 4% share in Q3 2022, Mechanical Engineers with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in construction industry accounted for 9% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were CDM Smith, Black & Veatch, Owens Corning and COWI. Together they accounted for a combined share of 9% of all environmental sustainability-related active jobs in the construction industry.

CDM Smith posted 5,872 environmental sustainability-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Black & Veatch 5,634 jobs, Owens Corning 3,266 jobs, and COWI 1,798 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 66% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the construction industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 66% followed by the UK (11%) and Canada (5%). The share represented by the US was four percentage points lower than the 70% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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