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At this time we are looking for talented, driven individuals to join our team in the following capacities:
 
Junior Estimator/Intern
Project Management
Assistant Project Management
Project Foreman
Asphalt Paving Foreman
Concrete Paving Foreman
Milling Crew Foreman


Please scroll below for position descriptions, we look forward to hearing from you. 


Junior Estimator/Estimating Intern

We are looking for a Junior Estimator/Estimating Intern who will work under supervision of estimators assisting in every aspect of preparing complete bid proposals on small, large & complex projects including analyzing plans and specifications to develop detailed cost estimates for materials, equipment and labor required to construct the project.
The level and salary range is commensurate with experience and is full time/internship in our main office. Engineering or technical school experience is required. Excellent compensation package Includes these benefits: health insurance, vehicle, 401K program and offers other Insurance coverage.
Please email your resume to rainelleb@k-five.net fax: 630-257-6788.
Preferred Skills: evidence of Business / Project Management skills through experience, Primavera, Carlson, AGTEK, creative thinker, leadership skills, personable, energetic and a team player.
Qualification and education requirements: Associate or Bachelor’s Degree - Engineering, Technology or Construction Management; Minimum of 1-2 years estimating experience in Highway, Airfield, Streets & Roads Construction; ability to estimate multiple projects at one time; excellent organizational & time management skills; ability to work independently, with strong attention to detail, and ability to resolve issues/problems; excellent verbal & written communications and computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Bluebeam, B2W, HCSS, Microsoft Project.
Primary responsibilities: Review proposal contract documents, and attend pre-bid meetings as required to determine scope of work. Prepare and organize documents required for complete and responsive bid closing and submittal. Calculate takeoffs from plans to determine quantity accuracy. Visit project for comprehensive understanding of site logistics, restrictions & conditions. Develop strategy for execution of work in the most cost effective manner. Prepare detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates, including tasks, subtasks, production rates and unit costs. Review potential Value Engineering opportunities. In conjunction with the Project Managers, update current project schedules and prepare preliminary / bid construction schedule. Develop and review project risk with Estimating team. Solicit quotes from material suppliers and potential subcontractors. Maintain and expand communications and relationships with vendor database, including DBE / VOSB outreach efforts. During the bidding process, organize & maintain files of working documents, subcontractor and material supplier quotes in order to ensure the accuracy of estimate figures. Review, analyze, and incorporate historical data from bid tabs, previous job estimates, FOIA requests, and completed projects to help with the preparation of the estimate. Work closely with Operations, Area, Project, and Materials Managers during the bidding process to ensure accuracy of data used to estimate the project. If bidding is successful and job is awarded facilitate with project managers the process of bid conversion into job cost setup. Once job is awarded, promptly work up and obtain execution of subcontracts and material purchase orders including insurance compliance. Lead the hand off of information to project management to be fully educated in all strategies, opportunities and risks that were recognized in the bidding process. After project is awarded provide relevant notes, subcontractor list, material prices, haul prices, and other related information to project manager. Provide material requirement needs & information to Quality Control and Manufacturing managers. Review all change order requests prepared by project management to confirm if maximized profit opportunity. Conduct progress and post construction review of projected and actual construction costs compared to estimated bid costs. Perform additional assignments per management direction.
 
  
Project Manager
We are looking for Project Managers who will run large construction projects, delivering them on time and under budget, overseeing all aspects of the job, from start-up to final close out.
 
The level and salary range is commensurate with experience and is a full time position. Minimum of 5-10 years practical experience as a project manager is required. Excellent compensation package Includes these benefits: health insurance, vehicle, 401K program and offers other Insurance coverage.
Please email your resume to rainelleb@k-five.net fax: 630-257-6788.
Qualification and education requirements: Undergraduate degree and/or diploma in accounting, business economics, engineering, finance or related field or equivalent work experience of a minimum of 5-10 years practical experience as a project manager.
Primary Responsibilities: Manage large construction projects and bring them in on time and under budget; obtain initial bid information from estimator, distribute to superintendent, project foreman and appropriate scheduling superintendent for preliminary evaluation; schedule start-up meeting to disseminate information from estimator to field personnel and bring questions and/or problems to estimator and various staff members; communicate job responsibilities; lead CMP schedule preparation with superintendent/project foreman and schedule utilizing rates ‘as bid’ and quantity take-off information of major items to verify production rates and proposed durations; prepare and submit pre-construction shop drawings, technical submittal, administration and other required submittal, as necessary; authorize correspondence to both owner and subcontractor when required; act as primary liaison with owner over contract matters; chair progress meetings with the owner/consultant and or coordination meetings with subcontractor where necessary; generate CPM submittals and upset with scheduler from date furnish by superintendent/project foreman; ensure steady cash flow/payment estimate processing by owner; identify, authorize, submit and pursue delays, extra work and/or claims, where justified, with assistance from superintendent/project foreman; maintain change order/authorization log; maintain shop drawings/submittal log; billing for all contact work, as well as estimating, submitting, negotiation and billing work; prepare Job Status Report together with Superintendent/Project Foreman when required; prepare and submit final documentation to include: complete material inspection deficiencies; superintendent/Project Foreman to obtain items, written agreement to final quantities, SBE/DBE agreements with Owners, final quantities with Owner, Superintendent/Project Foreman input with quantities, final documents with Owner, and consent of surety…; overall responsibility for profitability of job; must possess strong organizational and time management skills; outstanding customer relationships management skills, must be able to work with many other stakeholders to manage project requirements; excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills, solid speaking, facilitation and presentation skills. Highly skilled in the art of negotiation; works independently as well as part of a team; must be a self-starter, willing to do what it takes to get the job done; attention to detail with ability to recognize discrepancies; leadership skills, ability to develop and motivate a project team; knowledgeable in basic accounting functions and  Microsoft Office and Scheduling Software.
 
Assistant Project Manager
We are looking for Assistant Project Managers who support project managers in the day to day management of large construction projects from inception to completion, on time and under budget. The level and salary range is commensurate with experience.
 
Please email your resume to rainelleb@k-five.net fax: 630-257-6788. We will contact qualified candidates to interview for positions as our project needs dictate.
Qualification and education requirements: Undergraduate degree and/or diploma in accounting, business economics, engineering, finance or related field or equivalent work experience of a minimum of 1-5 years practical experience.
Desired Qualities: Must possess strong organizational and time management skills; outstanding customer relationship management skills; must be able to work with many other stakeholders to manage project requirements; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; solid speaking, facilitation and presentation skills; highly skilled in the art of negotiation; works independently as well as part of a team; must be a self-starter, willing to do what it takes to get the job done; attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies; leadership skills; ability to develop and motivate a project team; highly organized; ability to handle multiple projects concurrently; demonstrates proficiency in planning needs assessment and communication of both; knowledgeable in basic accounting functions, Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; possess strong organizational and time management skills; effective verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, implement and maintain project schedule, project documents and meeting notes; assist in billing functions and collections.
 
Project Foreman
We are looking for Project Foreman to manage the day-to-day work on multiple paving jobs.
 
The employment is 30 weeks, plus. A minimum of 3 years highway construction experience, 2 years as a project foreman.
 
Please email your resume to rainelleb@k-five.net fax: 630-257-6788. We will contact qualified candidates to interview for positions as our project needs dictate.
Qualification Requirements: Candidates should have 3-10 years of general construction experience, working knowledge of OSHA  safety regulations, and good communication and organizational skills; must possess strong organizational and time management skills; interpersonal and communication skills; solid speaking, facilitation and presentation skills; work independently as well as part of a team; lead labor force for preparation/support activities (patch removal, drill and grout, etc.…); maintain direct motivation to labor (motivator/pusher); make sure equipment is fueled, oiled, cleaned and protected; maintain/store and inventory small tools; conduct toolbox safety meetings weekly; prepare time sheet (submit daily to PM); must be a self-starter, willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
Primary Responsibilities:   Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation.

Asphalt Paving Foreman
We are looking for Asphalt Paving Foreman to manage the day-to-day work of the paving crew.  
 
The employment is 30 weeks, plus, and a member of the appropriate union in good standing. A minimum of 2 years’ experience as an asphalt paving foreman needed.  
 
Please email your resume to rainelleb@k-five.net fax: 630-257-6788. We will contact qualified candidates to interview for positions as our project needs dictate.
Qualification Requirements: Candidates should have 3-10 years of general construction experience, working knowledge of OSHA safety regulations, good communication and organizational skills; must possess strong organizational and time management skills; interpersonal and communication skills; solid speaking, facilitation and presentation skills; works independently as well as part of a team; must be a self-starter, willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
Primary Responsibilities:   Plan, direct, or coordinate the paving crew’s daily activities concerned with the construction or maintenance project that is working on. 

Concrete Paving Foreman
We are looking for Concrete Paving Foreman to manage the day-to-day work of the concrete paving crew.  
 
The employment is hourly, member of the appropriate union in good standing a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a concrete paving foreman needed.  
 
Please email your resume to rainelleb@k-five.net fax: 630-257-6788. We will contact qualified candidates to interview for positions as our project needs dictate.
Qualification Requirements:  Candidates should have 3-10 years of general construction experience, working knowledge of OSHA safety regulations, and good communication and organizational skills; must possess strong organizational and time management skills; interpersonal and communication skills; solid speaking, facilitation and presentation skills; works independently as well as part of a team; must be a self-starter, willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
Primary Responsibilities: Plan, direct, or coordinate the concrete paving crew’s daily activities concerned with the construction or maintenance project that is working on. 

Milling Crew Foreman
We are looking for Milling Crew Foreman to manage the day-to-day work of the milling crew.  
 
The employment is 30 weeks plus, and a member of the appropriate union in good standing A minimum of 2 years’ experience as an milling foreman needed.  
 
Please email your resume to rainelleb@k-five.net fax: 630-257-6788. We will contact qualified candidates to interview for positions as our project needs dictate.
Qualification Requirements:  Candidates should have 5-10 years of general construction experience, working knowledge of OSHA safety regulations, and good communication and organizational skills; must possess strong organizational and time management skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; solid speaking, facilitation and presentation skills; works independently as well as part of a team; must be a self-starter, willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
Primary Responsibilities; Plan, direct, or coordinate the milling crew’s daily activities concerned with the construction or maintenance project that is working on. 

      
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