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Estimator / Project Manager

Full Time

Website Knife River Construction

Job Summary:

Knife River is a PEOPLE-first company. Our team members are the key to our success, and we are committed to giving them the tools, training and time to do their jobs productively and go home safely each day. Our goal is to build strong teams that, in turn, build strong communities. Join our growing team today!

We have an excellent opportunity for an Estimator/Project Manager in Bend, OR!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Review plans & proposal specifications, perform quantity takeoffs, prepare detailed cost estimates, review sub quotes & material prices, close out bids, and help prepare written proposals for public and private heavy/civil construction and asphalt paving projects
  • Visit project sites to determine scope of work required in preparing bid/estimate proposals and attend pre-bid meetings
  • Submit completed bid/estimate proposals to project owners, managers and/or general contractors in a timely and professional manner
  • Provide any clarification on information submitted as needed
  • Provide project administrative management of awarded contracts
  • Coordinate with Construction Manager and field leadership, establishment of project objectives, procedures, schedules and performance requirements
  • May provide indirect or direct supervision of field crew members/foreman or superintendents
  • Maintain documentation of quantities and value of work estimated/completed to support forecasting for future project performance
  • Provide ongoing support to Construction/Operations for efficient and profitable execution of work including scheduling, procurement and change order/supplemental work processes
  • Monitor/Manage subcontractors work
  • Partner with Contract Administrator to review and process financial aspects of contracts (ie: billings, subcontract payments, material payments, collections, etc.)
  • Manage assigned projects and projects that were successfully bid
  • Ensure safety and environmental regulation compliance
  • Assure all company safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed
  • Other duties assigned as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or related field required.
  • Experience in estimating preferred
  • Prior knowledge of cost control systems and experience in the use of computerized estimating, quantity takeoff and scheduling programs
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to read and thoroughly understand construction plans and specifications
  • Excellent communication skills—both written and verbal
  • Ability to problem solve and communicate corrective actions quickly and effectively
  • A valid Oregon driver’s license. This position may require some travel
  • Ability to work flexible schedules as estimating and project management demands fluctuate
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members and customers

How To Apply:

To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at by the posting deadline noted above. If unable to complete an application online you may print and send completed application to any Knife River NW address or stop in one of our locations to complete an application.

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.

If you are an individual with a qualified disability as defined by federal, state, or local law and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application for any reason, please contact your state employment agency or you may call 541-693-5900 to speak with a human resources representative.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.


Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Health & Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401K with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Safety Incentives
  • Years of Service Recognition

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