Estimator/Project Manager


Position Overview

Park Construction Company, a regional Highway/Heavy contractor established in Minneapolis, is searching for a full-time experienced Project Manager.

Park works throughout the Midwest. The right person will demonstrate a high safety standard and ability to work in a team environment.

Essential Duties & Position Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate the entire estimating effort to assigned bids.
  • Download, file, print, scan, organize, and maintain bid documents.
  • Maintain and follow bid calendar.
  • Attend weekly bid schedule meetings.
  • Complete site visits and attend prebid meetings as necessary. Deliver bids when required.
  • Communicate bid needs with clients, engineers, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Review bid documents to determine bid scope/items.
  • Understand and apply all required company and federal safety regulations and policies in the work approach and estimate.
  • Prepare and submit Requests for Information or Clarification.
  • Solicit, review, and select vendors and subcontractors.
  • Review geo-technical reports, specifications and drawings. Ensure bid conformance with bid documents and local regulations.
  • Perform detailed and accurate quantity takeoffs for project estimates, change orders, and pricing options.
  • Work with senior management, estimators, project managers, and field superintendents to identify advantages and the most effective means and methods to build the job.
  • Understand and embrace teamwork, partnership, and the best value approach.
  • Represent the company in project meetings, project negotiations/strategy meetings, etc.
  • Assist Project Manager with all aspects of the project from start to completion and closeout.
  • Accurately project and forecast the cost of work to be completed on active projects.
  • Accountable for making decisions and recommendations which can greatly affect profitability of assigned area.
  • Authorize/approve project transactions, billings, subcontractor requisitions, material purchases, change requests, etc.
  • Take responsibility for project management to ensure a successful outcome for customers and the company.
  • Maintain high level of service, safety, quality, and integrity upon which our business has been built.
  • Manages costs by tracking labor and materials.
  • Manages billing, with Project Coordinators, to ensure accuracy of invoicing, preparation of payables, accounts receivable collections, approval of accounts payable in a timely manner and management of over/under billing on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare, submit, maintain, and file required project documents (RFI’s, Change Orders, Submittals, Purchase Orders, Subcontracts, etc.). Manage document control.
  • Embrace, support, and uphold Park Construction’s policies and guidelines.
  • Foster, create, and uphold client relationships.
  • Reports to Division Manager. Takes work assignments from Project Managers and Estimators as necessary.
  • Perform additional assignments per managements direction.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering or minimum of 5 years’ experience in construction leadership.
  • Strong leadership and planning skills.
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to schedule, estimate and write contracts.
  • Strong analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Desire to be a part of a team. Understanding of working toward a common goal.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook), Construction Data Management Software such as HCSS Heavy Job, Scheduling Software and Bidding Software such as HCSS Heavy Bid.
  • Understanding of accounting principles and software such as VISTA.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and self-improvement.
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret Construction Plans and Specifications.

Park offers an excellent salary, benefit package, and promotion opportunities available to the qualified candidates.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Park Construction is an EEO/AA Employer. Park Construction encourage Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities to apply. Park Construction intends to make reasonable accommodations for qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities.