GUAM – While most of the United States fights soaring unemployment numbers, residents of Guam have a unique opportunity to snag open positions for the duration of the buildup of U.S. military base installations — a process expected to take five or more years.   


With preparations for the military buildup well underway, defense contractors are looking to add staff that will help them fulfill agreements made under federal contracts. Although the award process is far from over, federal contracting officials have made awards to multiple contractors and have issued a few task orders to defense contractors who are now seeking to fill open positions.

Those looking for employment can choose from a variety of jobs ranging from construction manager to civil designer. has researched the many positions from some of the top defense contractors in Guam, and has provided a sample below.

Chugach Alaska is seeking a Civil Designer to perform civil engineering design for new construction, renovations, and improvement projects for a variety of facilities.

Parsons is looking for a Construction Manager to support its Road and Highway group in Guam.

Kleinfelder, an architecture, engineering and consulting firm, currently has a staff on Guam of three. To expand locally, they have posted hobs for Geotechnical Project Engineer and Lab Supervisor.

Lockheed Martin, one of the federal government’s largest contractors, is looking for a Medical Data Analyst with security clearance.

HNTB, an infrastructure development firm, is searching for a Senior Inspector and Inspector III to perform field inspections of contractor’s operations to ensure contract compliance.

The Weitz Company, parent company of Watts Constructors, has recently announced its need for a receptionist and a warehouse supervisor. Earlier postings that still need to be filled are significant, including construction manager, project accountant, administrative assistant, office administrator, project engineer, MEP coordinator, safety engineer, and more.

Webcor Builders, a part of the joint venture Guam MACC Builders that last May was awarded exclusivity with six other companies to compete for a $4 billion contract to assist in the Guam buildup, lists these recent job openings on Guam: Superintendant, Project Engineer, and Project Manager.

dck guam pacific, part of the joint venture dck-ecc, is currently seeking a MEP Operations Manager and a Safety Representative V. dck-ecc won the first task order under the $4 billion Guam MACC. will continue to report on job recruiting trends resulting from the buildup.


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