MDU Resources Group Estimator/Project Manager in Williston, North Dakota

Job Summary:

To bid and support company established revenue goals by leading cost estimates in order to achieve lowest bid and highest price that the market will allow.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 2-4 year degree preferred in construction management or engineering from an accredited college or equivalent

  2. Minimum 2 years estimating experience (Strong technical and/or quantity surveying ability considered)

  3. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record.

How To Apply

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to: 5654 134th Ave NW, Williston, ND 58801 or 3303 Rock Island Place, Bismarck ND 58504

Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

Duties and Responsiblities

  1. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated project to ensure goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame
  2. Perform complete review of contract documents for designated project estimates
  3. Develop and/or assist in pre-construction budgeting
  4. Initialize estimates within estimating software
  5. Develop and execute project specific bid strategy
  6. Delegate estimating tasks to various staff members
  7. Develop trade list and subcontractor solicitation list
  8. Perform and/or delegate quantity take-offs on various selected trade work
  9. Produce and gather from staff applicable questions regarding plans and specifications and send to owner for clarification
  10. Solicit material and subcontractor pricing
  11. Determine equipment needs and solicit pricing of the same
  12. Calculate labor estimates and determine self perform labor production
  13. Analyze material, equipment, and subcontractor quotes prior to bid
  14. Consistently deliver accurate and timely estimates
  15. Follow up with subcontractors and material suppliers post bid as necessary
  16. Prepare and send bid proposal for various private projects
  17. Attend and help coordinate corporate pre-construction (hand-off) meetings with project management, production, and estimating staff
  18. Assist as needed with initial project set-up with project manager, and interact with the execution team throughout the duration of the project
  19. Attend pre-bid meetings, post construction meetings, seminars and training programs as needed
  20. Assist in development and updating material and subcontractor database resources
  21. Develop and maintain effective communications with all customers and suppliers.
  22. Reviews status report and prepares project reports.
  23. Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
  24. Meet with customers and satisfy their needs
  25. Research jobs to be bid including reviewing Construction Bulletin
  26. Meet with subcontractors
  27. Prepare bid documents
  28. Monitor upcoming work
  29. Attend bid lettings
  30. Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written). Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others.
  31. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors.
  32. Ensure OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.
  33. Performs other duties as assigned.

Company: Knife River - North Dakota Division

Department: Construction

Location: Williston, ND

Hiring Manager: Bonni S Deede

Closing Date: 07/31/2017 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time