Job Openings: Corporate Office

Corporate Office Job Openings

Northcon’s Corporate Office is located in Hayden, Idaho and supports all projects nationwide. We specialize in construction management, task order contracting and design/build capabilities.
Senior Estimator / Estimator

Senior Estimator / Estimator

The Estimator will have a working knowledge of federal and commercial construction with day to day experience in estimating including RS Means/Line Item Estimating, hard-dollar bid, conceptual activities, including quantity takeoffs/pricing, solicitation of subcontractors and suppliers, assisting (or taking the lead) in overall bid preparation and bid day activities, de-scoping of proposals, compiling value engineering ideas/pricing, some project scheduling and other select pre-construction efforts. Estimates for projects may include rebuilds, refurbishments, ground up construction and other assigned. 

  • Prepares formal estimates and proposals based on plans and specifications. Participates in RFIs and project presentations to management and potential clients.
  • Assists in developing and writing clear and detailed project documents. Creates dynamic budget estimates.
  • Reviews and understands the constructability of projects. Analyzes blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost and materials estimates.
  • Conducts site visits and inspections.
  • Develops project schedules, change order management, cost controls, and “manning”/ contractor forecasting.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments and construction personnel to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Prepares estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
  • Confers with management on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Prepares estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Assesses cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Communicates with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, and other external sources.
  • Sets up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Ensures client satisfaction.
Company Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree (or higher) and or 7+ years experience in the construction field including 5+ years experience in an Estimator role.
  • RS Means/Line Item Estimating, hard bid, quantity takeoffs and lump sum estimating experience.
  • Performing complex design/build and conceptual estimating.
  • Prior experience in estimating multiple types of construction projects that include federal, commercial, public works, municipal, educational and industrial.
  • Prior DOD and GSA contract experience a plus. Experience with USACE or NAVFAC projects a plus.
  • Knowledge of IDIQ and Job Order Contracting (JOC)m MACC, MATOC, SABER type contracting is a plus.
  • Experience in skill, labor standard, job site evaluations and construction documentation.
  • Read, understand and review blueprints, construction plans, documentation and contracts. 
  • Provide articulate explanations, progress reports, concepts and processes in writing.
  • Basic computer skills required and a working knowledge of standard off the shelf software applications to include Microsoft Word, Project, and Excel.
  • Must pass drug screen, criminal and background check.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must be approved and able to work on federal government construction worksite.

Northcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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Physical Environment and Work Setting

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Primary environment is dual, in an office setting and on a construction site. Lighting will vary from traditional office to light and heavy industrial construction both inside and outside. The performance of this position may require exposure to the construction, heavy construction, machinery, manufacturing, and areas where circumstances require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields, proper shoes and mandatory hearing protection. As some of the work is outside or there is traveling from work site to work site, the employee may be exposed to the elements. Individuals may need to sit or stand at regular intervals and walk on a variety of surfaces. Reaching above shoulder heights and below waist. May include walking while lifting up to 40 pounds, and occasionally 75 pounds. Proper lifting techniques are required. Safety is paramount. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

“In all projects, Northcon has conducted their business above reproach and maintained excellent communication with the COs, CORs and inspectors, providing timely responses to any issues and concerns to ensure that the project would remain on schedule and within budgets.”
~ Fred A. Fischer   Retired, Sup. Contract Specialist, IMAT, Idaho Panhandle National Forests

Northcon Inc.  •   10615 N. Government Way  Hayden, ID 83835  •  Phone: 866-772-6003  •  Fax: 208-772-2533