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Earthwork and Utility Estimator

Company: Knife River Materials - Northern Minn. Division Department: Construction
Location: Bemidji, MN Hiring Manager: Trisha A Kuechenmeister
Closing Date: 06/01/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Earthwork and Utility Estimator

Job Summary:
Currently, we are looking for a Earthwork and Utility Estimator to join our team at our Bemidji, Minnesota location. The candidate will support multiple on-going construction projects/programs. This position is well suited for a smart, self-starter looking to develop their estimating skills and learn from a Lead Project Estimator.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
o Assist the Estimating Team as needed on various construction estimating projects/programs
o Be responsible for reading Construction Documents in order to do take-offs
o Understand Contract Specifications
o Understand Geotechnical Reports
o Proficient in Blue Print Reading
o Determine Scope of Work (Both Self Perform and Subcontracted)
o Assist in Subcontractor / Supplier Solicitations
o Perform electronic quantity surveys using On-Screen Take-Off Software Programs
o Construct Electronic Models for GPS Equipment Control
o Assist field operations with GPS sight set-ups, quantity surveys, and problem solving equipment and data
o Overnight travel is required to various projects throughout Eastern ND and Northern MN.

o Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
o Experience with or exposure to HCSS Heavybid and Heavyjob for estimating and job cost analysis
o Experience with or exposure to On-Screen Take-Off Programs (Agtek, Planswift, CADD Civil 3D and Others…) a plus
o Great Communication Skills
o Highly Detailed and Organized
o Ability to Prioritize and Meet Deadlines
Minimum Qualifications:
Job Qualifications:
o Education: Degree in either Construction Management or Civil Engineering or equivalent work experience.
o Minimum one year of construction estimating experience (experience assisting on estimates, reading drawings, take offs, etc.)


Open until filled.
How To Apply
If unable to apply online, mail completed application to: Box 40, Bemidji, MN 56619.

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.
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