MDU Resources Group Estimator in Stockton, California

Job Summary:

Knife River Construction is part of Knife River Corporation a subsidiary of Montana Dakota Utilities, publicly traded American owned company, that employees 12,529 people throughout the United States. Today, with our Knife River sister companies, we are a vertically integrated provider of construction materials and contracting services for both public and private work projects.

At Knife River, our success is built on four core values: People, Safety, Quality and Environmental Commitment. We are one of the largest construction materials and contracting companies in the United States.

Job Summary:

Knife River Construction, is seeking an experienced Estimator to join our Stockton Team! This person will be responsible for providing conceptual and final estimates for public and private projects. Knife River is a construction business supplying contracting and construction services in the greater San Joaquin County. This position will partner with team to reinforce our culture of safety and quality. Successful candidates will work with superintendents, customers, sub-contractors, foreman and construction crews to deliver services to meet job specifications.

Job Requirements:

  • Prepare accurate and timely bid proposals to customers.

  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, pre-bid meetings and visit project sites to determine scope of work required in preparing bid/estimate proposal.

  • Determine labor, equipment and material requirements to complete project and use information to prepare bid/estimate proposal.

  • 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.

  • Ensure MSHA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

  • Participates in the preparation of construction schedules, requests for information, project utilization plans, and general conditions and specifications.

  • Obtain, maintain, and manage data, information, communications, and approvals required by project and company requirements between owner, architects, engineers, contractors/subcontractors, or other project related entities.

  • Participate in project meetings to include documentation, administration, and tracking of relevant information and statuses.

  • Interface with owners, contractors, and sub-contractors to resolve discrepancies.

  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite products, and experience with cost and project related systems. Advanced capability in programs for take-off and quantities is necessary.

  • Prepare and review monthly progress invoicing, extra work, and change orders.

  • Perform other work as assigned.

  • Regular attendance required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requirements for the position include: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Engineering Management, Business Administration or equivalent years of experience. 2. Minimum 10 years estimating experience, preferably in underground utilities, paving or grading. 3. Ability to provide and maintain proper licensure and acceptable driving record in the State of California. 4. Fluency in Microsoft Office. 5. Prefer experience using HCSS Estimating Software and JD Edwards Accounting Software. 6. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize projects on schedule. 7. Excellent communication skills are essential.


Benefit package for eligible employees include the following: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(K), Profit Sharing, Bonus Eligible, Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, and Vacation.

How To Apply:

If unable to apply online mail completed application to:

PO Box 6099 Stockton, CA 95206-0099

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.

Company: Knife River Construction-Northern CA Stockton Div.

Department: Estimating

Location: Stockton, CA

Hiring Manager: Randy J Holtberg

Closing Date: 09/30/2017 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time