Careers

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

New South Construction is always looking for bright, highly-motivated individuals dedicated to getting the job done right. At New South, we realize a job is more than just a paycheck. We strive to provide our employees with the tools necessary for their continued success, including: continuing education courses, teambuilding/community involvement activities and a bonus program.

Another great advantage of working for New South Construction is our comprehensive benefits package that is designed to suit your lifestyle as well as meet the needs of your family. New South Construction prides ourselves in helping our employees and their families stay healthy while building a secure financial future.

New South Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Development

Development

One of New South's ongoing efforts is to invest in our employee's ongoing education and training. We have developed a continuing education program that outlines the goals and procedures for New South employees to take advantage of opportunities for self-improvement. From Lunch & Learns on soft skills to learning leadership training, the fundamental underlying principle of the program is very simple - to empower our employees to improve themselves.

A New South Success Story

Lynett’s journey with New South started just one month before the Summer Olympics of 1996, a very important time for Atlanta and for New South Construction. As an accountant with a large corporate firm, her career goals were not being fulfilled. She sought input from friends and family, and heard of a young, fast growing construction company on the south side of town that needed accounting help. Although this was not exactly what she was looking for, she interviewed for the accounting position, but the position was not the right fit. When Lynett later learned of a Contract Administration position at the firm, she interviewed again, and the journey with New South Construction began.

Lynett excelled in every aspect of her new position, helping to establish many of the processes and controls for Contract Administration that remain in place today. Ever eager to explore new horizons in her career development, she sought to transition into the Operations aspect of the project. While keeping a full plate in contract administration, Lynett worked countless hours to learn more about the Operations side of the business, and three years later fully transitioned out of administration into project management. She worked on a multitude of key projects over the next eight years in Operations ranging from tilt-up warehouses to churches and private schools.

Being Lynett, and always being eager to take the next step, she sets her sights for Preconstruction in late 2007, and by 2008 was fully engaged and running wide open as a Preconstruction Manager. She took the experience gained in Contract Administration and Operations, combined them with her drive for continuous growth and improvement for herself and the company, and dove into all aspects of Preconstruction. Over the next eight years in Preconstruction, Lynett gained and shared knowledge and used new technologies to help take "estimating" to "exacting".

As a Senior Preconstruction Manager today, Lynett has quite a legacy at New South. She has been a constant learner, a positive influence, and has developed into a great mentor and a leader in the company. In addition to her immensely successful career at New South over the past 19 years, Lynett raised her three children with her husband Robby, and maintained a balance between family, church, and work.

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Students / Grads

Students / Grads

You've seen us at career fairs and in the classrooms…Now come and experience the rewards of working in our student program at New South Construction! Whether you're a high school senior looking for summer employment, or a college or graduate student seeking an internship/Co-Op, there's no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. You'll have the opportunity to gain insight into the construction industry, explore career avenues and acquire lifelong skills as you represent New South Construction. Be sure to look for us in the fall at the below listed universities and colleges. If your school is not listed, and you’d like to see us on campus, please contact Human Resources at our main office.

  • Auburn University
  • Clemson University
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Reinhardt University
  • Shorter College
  • Kennesaw State University, formerly Southern Polytechnic State University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of West Georgia

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Atlanta Business Chronicle's #1 Best Place To Work

In 2008, Doug Davidson stood in front of New South Construction Co. Inc. employees and explained that although it appeared the construction industry was going into a downturn, New South was not going to participate. Davidson told his employees: "We're going to come out the other end the same company or better." As other construction companies cut back, New South Construction kept its people busy. They took lower-margin or no-margin projects. Supervisors went from overseeing $20 million projects to $1 million projects. When other firms laid great talent off, New South Construction scooped them up. The company didn't lay off a single person.

When the industry bounced back, New South Construction was ready to go. But when other companies began hiring again, New South lost a few employees it wished it hadn't lost. "That hit me hard," Davidson said. He and senior leadership decided to articulate New South's vision.

The result, "Vision 2020: Our Future," spells out New South's six-pronged strategic outlook, and "people" tops the list, followed by values, leadership, growth, profit and legacy. "You have to focus on people," Davidson said. "It's easier to cut employee 808 than it is to cut John." Care about your people, be passionately committed to them and they will treat your clients likewise.

No stranger to Atlanta Business Chronicle's Best Places To Work, New South Construction tops this year's list in the medium employer category.

"[Leadership] has done a tremendous job implementing successful processes and procedures, which have helped create a true culture within the company." noted an employee in a survey take for the Best Places To Work program.

"New South offers both off-site and on-site training and continuing education courses. With two days of paid time off for volunteer work it encourages commitment to the community.

And Davidson continues to call (or text if it falls on a weekend) every employee on his or her birthday, something he's done since he founded New South in 1990. "Simple things," he said, "are a lost art. Like saying, 'Hello in the hall.'"

Employees appreciate the effort. "The top leadership cares about each and every employee as if they were family and shows that appreciation in everything they do," noted another New South employee in the Best Places To Work survey.

Wellness

Wellness

New South Construction is proud to be partnered with Humana Vitality to offer a Wellness Program to our employees. This program helps to assist our employees in living a healthier lifestyle. We offer internal competitions, wellness events and rewards as part of our program. Our goal is to ensure that our employees have the information available to them to make the right choices regarding their health, which, in turn, will make for healthier employees in the future.

We conduct on site health screenings and provide information on how to make positive changes in their lives and improve their health and well-being. Screenings include the following measurements: blood pressure, height, weight, waist, BMI calculation, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and glucose.

We provide in-house Fit Desks so that our employees can get fit while working at the same time. We also go to the lengths of introducing healthy vending options for employees to enjoy throughout the day.

While our program is voluntary, it gives our employees a better look into their health and lifestyle. Not only do employees receive important information about their health, they also receive Humana Vitality reward points for participating where they can purchase goods or gift cards.

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Diversity

Diversity

"NEW SOUTH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER"

New South Construction Company pursues a policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Employment opportunity is not only a legal and economic necessity, but also an extension of our earnest desire to fulfill our role as a responsible citizen in the community. We strive to maintain an environment of social and business responsibility that responds to our employees, customers, suppliers, and communities. To ensure the success of our affirmative action program, we set realistic goals which are then measured and evaluated.

This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding a possible violation of this policy will not be tolerated.

New South Construction takes affirmative action to implement equal employment opportunities for qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), service member status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status or national origin.

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Benefits

Benefits

Employee Benefits Package Includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance with option for Additional Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) Plan (both with matching)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation and Sick Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Maternity and Paternity Paid Time Off
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Recognition and Awards
  • Continuing Education
  • Bonus Program
  • Health reimbursement arrangements
  • Time off for volunteering
  • Wellness program with reward points system

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New South Awards

  • First Place - Pace Academy - Arthur...
  • First Place - Cay Building - U.S. A...
  • First Place - Georgia Tech - Ken By...
  • Merit Award - Pickens County Courth...
  • First Place - Georgia State Univers...
  • Office-Retail-Mixed Use - Cay Buil...
  • Merit Award - Emory University - Ca...
  • First Place - Mt. Pisgah - New Uppe...
  • First Place Sustainable - Georgia T...
  • First Place - Northwest Medical Cen...
  • First Place - Delta Community Credi...
  • Silver Brick in Architecture Award ...
  • First Place - Douglas County ADLEC
  • First Place - Center for Puppetry A...
  • First Place - Georgia State Univers...
  • First Place - Cherokee County Aquat...
  • First Place - Schuetz Manufacturing...S
  • First Place - Atlanta Botanical Gar...S
  • First Place Sustainable - Douglas C...S
  • First Place - HyattS
  • Merit Design Award - Riverdale New ...S
  • First Place - Georgia Tech - Glenn ...S
  • Best Project - Merit Award - Center...S
  • Best Project - Merit Award - Georgi...S