Department of Construction Management

CM Jobs Overview

Students graduating with an undergraduate degree in Construction Management can easily find entry-level and middle-management positions in construction and related industries.  Those with an advanced degree find upper management, research, and academic positions in construction, higher education, and government.  Construction is a diversified industry, with job opportunities in commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, and civil construction, as well as academic institutions.  As a fast-paced, dynamic industry, many jobs are posted and filled almost as quickly as the need arises.

For Students

Students are encouraged to begin their job search early.  The Department has joined the University in its effort to streamline this process for students and encourage all to look to Handshake for these postings.  In addition to checking this resource, students are encouraged to also make their own contacts within the industry.

Students looking for work or industry contacts should consider the following options:

  • Attend the CM Career Expo:
    The Department’s annual Career Expo takes place in the Autumn quarter and helps facilitate the job search process.
  • Attend a Company Presentation:
    Throughout the Autumn and Winter quarters, construction companies will schedule one-hour virtual presentations.  This presentation, scheduled in the evening, is typically an overview of the company’s main focus and scope of work.  The following day, interested students may meet company representatives for a one-on-one 30-minute interview.  Check the CM Calendar to see when company visits are scheduled.
  • Research Association Websites:
    Many industry organizations and associations have job sites that students may access.

For Employers

Job Listings

Companies that wish to list openings for permanent positions or internships are encouraged to post openings on Handshake to seek qualified applicants and schedule interviews.


For companies interested in scheduling presentations, we will have a schedule available soon.

Student Job Placement

The UW Construction Management Class of 2019 reported 100% job placement at the time of graduation, with an average starting salary of $68,500 in a survey conducted by the Department of recent graduates.

UW CM graduates work in all sectors of this industry from residential, to commercial, to civil.

Our Graduates’ TOP 3 Roles:

  • Project Engineer
  • Cost Estimator
  • Scheduler

Need help with your Resume?:  Watch the “Getting Started” video from UW Career & Internship Center.