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BRIDGE ESTIMATOR


Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Bridge
Location: Harrisburg, OR Hiring Manager: David D Chapman Jr
Closing Date: 07/31/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Good pay! Good benefits! Good people! At Knife River, we take care of our team because we know it’s our people who make us successful. We are one of the 10 largest construction materials producers/contractors in the country, and we’re growing! We are adding people to our team every day — people who are committed to working safely and to delivering high-quality results for our customers.

Knife River has an immediate opening for a Bridge Estimator in Harrisburg, Oregon to join an existing team emphasizing safety, quality, production and growth.

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 prepare written proposals for public and private bridge 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.
- Track job bid results.
- Provide current and potential customers prompt professional service including design, planning and pricing assistance.
- Participate and support the estimating and engineering departments/personnel as needed.
- Develop technical skills related to bridge engineering.
- Assure all 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 construction experience.
- Minimum of 2 years experience in estimating.
- 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 shifts which include: days, nights, weekends and overtime.
- Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members and customers.
- Ability to pass a background/DMV check and pre-employment testing.
How To Apply:
To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at jobs.mdu.com 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.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
Veterans: Put Your Skills to Work with Us!
At Knife River, we are committed to helping our military transition to civilian life. We are constantly looking to add veterans to our workforce and want to make the transition as smooth as possible. There are many jobs within the military that are transferable to our Bridge Estimator position:

Air Force:
Planning and Programming
Operations Staff Officer

Army:
Engineer Senior Sergeant

Navy:
Maritime Operations Center Director
Operations Watch Officer

Marines:
Operations Chief
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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