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Asphalt Paving Estimator/Project Manager

Company: Knife River - Southern Idaho Division Department: Asphalt
Location: Lewiston , ID Hiring Manager: Joshua J Smith
Closing Date: 11/30/2020 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Estimating and managing public and private projects, completing bids, meeting and communicating with owners subcontractors and suppliers, preparing takeoffs, reviewing plans and specifications and scheduling. Assisting superintendents, coordination of subcontractors, preparing and reviewing billings, tracking costs and investigation of problems and troubleshooting.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Review proposal specifications, drawings, pre-bid meetings and visit project sites to determine scope of work required in preparing bid/estimate proposal.
2. Determine labor, equipment and material requirements to complete project and use information to prepare bid/estimate proposal.
3. Submit complete 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.
4. Provide current and potential customers/clients prompt professional service including design, planning and pricing assistance.
5. Provide project administrative management of awarded contracts.
6. Coordinate with Senior Management and field leadership, establishment of project objectives, procedures, schedules and performance requirements.
7. Provide indirect or direct supervision of field crew members/foreman or superintendents.
8. Maintain documentation of quantities and value of work estimated/completed to support forecasting for future project performance.
9. Provide ongoing support to Construction/Operations for efficient and profitable execution of work including scheduling, procurement and change order/supplemental work processes
10. Monitor subcontractors work.
11. Work with Contract Administrator to review and process financial aspects of contracts (ie: billings, sub-contract payments, material payments, collections, etc.)
12. Manage project (responsible for all projects bid unless reassigned)
13. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers and managers/supervisors
14. Ensure MSHA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Estimating and/or Project Management experience in asphalt, paving, materials, and/or chipseal operations with a minimum of 2 years highway construction experience.
2. Acumen for highway materials, construction specifications, and troubleshooting.
3. Ability and willingness to travel for long periods of time.
4. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure, medical card and acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications
1. BS Degree or Equivalent education/certification/ experience in related construction background.
2. HCSS bidding experience preferred
3. Fluency in Microsoft Office

Key Skills & Competencies
1. Knowledge and understanding of related production and placement practices and specifications for hot mix asphalt and/or chip seal.
2. Knowledge and understanding of Quality Control operations related to hot mix asphalt and/or chip seal.
3. Ability to build & maintain internal and external relationships with stakeholders.
4. Understanding of environmental and safety regulatory compliance requirements.
How To Apply
You may apply online at
If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:

5450 W. Gowen Road
Boise, ID 83709

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

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.
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