17 days old

Project Manager, Estimator

Portland, Oregon 97209
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

About Us:

The Oregon division of Dynalectric Company (Dynalectric Oregon) has served the specialized electrical needs of the Pacific Northwest for over 80 years.

We have consistently maintained a local and personalized focus while growing into one of the foremost electrical contractors in the state.

As a multidisciplinary electrical firm, Dynalectric Oregon has the in-house expertise to plan, construct, install, and fully integrate every component related to electrical, controls, and telecommunications systems. Our ability to perform projects collaboratively—under one roof—helps lower costs, increase accuracy, and improve project communications.

Job Title: Project Manager, Estimator

Job Summary: This position performs different functions assigned by the onsite Senior Project Manager. The position is primarily estimating but may also involve tasks like conducting research, procuring project material, assisting team members during project development, scheduling and updating project data; managing paperwork, maintain/updates status logs, and contributes to progress reports.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

  • Review and evaluate project plans and specifications, bid documents, and other relevant project documents to identify what is needed for a project and to create a bid proposal.
  • Prepares bid documents including specific scope letter for each project,
  • Identify any issues, conflicts, and other problems in the bid documents.
  • Identify strategies to create bid advantages.
  • Reviews quotes to confirm adherence to quote requests and accuracy of quotes received.
  • Calculate the cost of electrical construction based on reviewing and evaluating available documents.
  • Lead estimating close out meetings
  • Price change orders as directed by Senior PM and be able to meet with customer to explain and defend the pricing
  • Assist project managers in taking care of the fine details of a large project
  • Conduct assessments to identify and seek solutions to project problems in order to reduce downtime
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with clients to ensure complete customer satisfaction and good prospects for future business
  • Coordinate and ensure smooth operation of multiple projects from start to finish
  • Collect data, analyze it, and help project managers to set objectives for a project
  • Ensure changes in project plan are communicated to team members
  • Carry out quality reviews and checks to ensure project operations are in line with industry best practices
  • Fill in for project managers by managing daily operations in their absence
  • Respect decision-making boundaries and know when to call the attention of the manager.
  • Analyze project for value engineering options while taking into account specific job conditions that may affect labor and material to be purchased and installed.
  • Anticipate potential problems and devise solutions proactively.
  • Request material and equipment quotes from vendors and equipment suppliers.
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with vendors & customers
  • Assist in preparing budget pricing.
  • Keeps Senior Project Manager and all others involved in projects current on bid progress.


  • BSc/BA in engineering, building science or relevant field
  • At least 3 years of combined experience in estimating or project management in the construction industry – preferably electrical contracting
  • Knowledgeable with a wide variety of electrical materials and methods of installation
  • Outstanding communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment


  • Health & Welfare (medical, dental & vision)
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) match
  • Paid time off
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee assistance program

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


Posted: 2022-07-25 Expires: 2022-10-23

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Project Manager, Estimator

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