As home to supermajors, as well as a plethora of smaller, independent energy players, the US boasts one of the largest concentrations of energy personnel in the world. With its insatiable appetite for energy resources, the United States is the world's single largest consumer of oil, using as much as 20.73 million barrels per day as of 2008. Recently, interest has peaked in the vast quantity of untapped natural gas resources in the US, the reserves of which were inventoried in 2008 at 238 Tcf, with producers specifically targeting the nation's promising shale formations for this energy commodity.
Construction managers focus less on the design and engineering aspects of the project and are more involved in planning, methods and procedures. This role is usually based in the contractor’s office with frequent visits to the site as the company’s field representative. A construction manager will be in charge of the construction project from start to finish, ensuring that everything is completed in a cost effective and timely manner.