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Construction Manager/Owner’s Representative/Estimator

AKS Engineering & Forestry (AKS) has an immediate opening for full‐time Construction Manager/Owner’s Representative/Estimators in our Keizer, Oregon office. You will work closely with AKS project managers and the whole design and construction team. You will provide construction management to ensure infrastructure projects are built per the project schedule, budget, plans, and specifications. During AKS project design, you will also provide detailed engineer’s estimates.

Ideal Candidate:
  • 4+ years of proven working experience in the construction/engineering industry
  • Very detail oriented
  • Construction cost estimating experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Understands construction methods and technologies, including interpreting contracts, technical drawings, and specifications
  • Ability to plan and see the “big picture”
  • Proven ability to make quick and strategic decisions in high‐stress situations while balancing multiple priorities and deadlines in order to move projects forward.
  • Navigate challenging worksites, including in inclement weather and with uneven/unstable ground
  • Ability to work quickly, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • A BS or AS degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related field
  • Possess a current driver’s license and safe driving record. Must be able to be insured to drive an AKS vehicle
Job Description

Working with the AKS Project Manager, the client, and other team members, responsibilities will include:

  • Managing construction related issues, either directly or working with the AKS project manager
  • Representing AKS with the contractor, municipal agents, and client; establishing good working relationships is critical
  • Negotiating terms of agreements, drafting contracts, and obtaining permits and licenses
  • Preparing and negotiating cost estimates, budgets, work timetables, and constructability assessments
  • Creating and managing budgets, including discussions with contractors, subcontractors, and the owner
  • Preparing internal and external reports pertaining to project progress, schedules, and cost tracking for AKS the AKS Project Manager and client(s)
  • Ensuring all changes to specifications, work scope and drawings are documented
  • Plan project strategies, handle unexpected issues and delays, and create effective solutions to problems as they come up
  • Monitoring construction schedule performance and investigating reasons for less than satisfactory performance
  • Confering with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work complaints, or construction problems
  • Analyzing, managing, and mitigating risks
  • Inspecting and documenting the construction progress of streets, earthwork and utilities to ensure compliance with contract documents, specifications, and building codes
  • Creating a safety‐oriented site, and communicate safety protocols
  • Reviewing and coordinating contractors, subcontractors, field staking, and field inspectors
  • Reviewing contractor billing and verifying billed quantities
  • Completing projects and special assignments as requested
  • Doing what needs to be done

Keizer, Oregon

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