Project Manager - Estimator, Christiansen Construction Company, Cherokee

Christiansen Construction Company

Cherokee, Iowa

Christiansen Construction Company, is currently accepting applications for a motivated Project Manager / Estimator who will be located in our Cherokee, IA office. We are looking for someone who would be willing to quickly move into an Executive Position with a potential to earn a percentage of his or her success.

We are aware that a business is only as good as its employees; therefore, we have invested in hiring and maintaining a highly qualified and diversified team who apply a timely and cost-effective approach in the completion of each project. Our team of efficient and seasoned superintendents and tradesmen perform quality work in the safest and the most cost-effective manner to meet the unique needs of each customer. This has ensured dependable quality for our customers since we were founded in 1942. We have proved not only to be good at what we do, but we are also the market leaders in customer satisfaction.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay - $80,000 - $100,000 a year
  • Rewarding Bonus Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off Provisions & Paid Holidays
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan With Company Match


Desired Qualifications:

This Position Requires:

Education: Industry-related college degree is preferred; however, an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Technology: Familiarity with computers and most general software, Proficient in all (MS Office) programs, scheduling and estimating software, (MS Project, Bluebeam).

Skills: Solid leadership and client relations are required. Conflict resolution, analytical capacities and extensive construction knowledge are critical. Knowledge of relevant legislation and industry practices should round out your skill set.

Experience: At least ten (10) years’ of construction experience is preferred, including five (5) years of project management experience. Candidate should have a proven history of leading, developing and mentoring successfully.

Application Instructions:

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Perform accurate project revenue and cost financial forecasting to ensure company profitability goals are met.

Fully versed in review of specs/plans, take-offs, determining scope of work, and communicating the same.

Lead estimating efforts on projects to ensure accurate and consistent bid to build process.

Coordinate efforts with Chief Operations Officer, and Superintendents to manage resources to meet project schedule.

Participate in bid review and bid closing to ensure accuracy of bid and evaluate project feasibility; work with Chief Operations Officer to develop bid schedule.

Coordinate with Chief Operations Officer, Superintendent and project team to develop comprehensive plan for project start up and successful kick-off.

Comprehension of Purchase Order and Subcontract Agreement language with ability to negotiate terms with vendors is a plus.

Establish and maintain working relationships with owners, agencies, subcontractors, company management, inspectors, etc., providing customer service to develop long-term partnerships with client base.

Ensure accurate construction reports for the job allowing for continuous improvement in performance.

Manage and submit shop drawings and job communication.

Run projects at profitability levels to meet or exceed expected margins.

Comply, understand, and support company safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Wednesday June 15th

Close: Saturday July 16th 2022

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