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Benefits

  • Vacation

  • Sick Leave

  • Holidays

  • Personal Day

  • Bereavement

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/ADD

  • Professional Development

  • Voluntary Selection of Insurance Programs

Careers

Teamwork  I  Diligence I Opportunity

ProDims is an employer that seeks individuals capable of developing long term relationships with clients and co-workers. We offer unparalleled opportunities to grow and drive your career with us. Our clients expect you to manage their projects that support their goals and we are committed to providing you the resources to carry out that mission. A short half-hour drive to Seattle makes Kirkland a convenient place to work, as well as enjoying the stunning scenery and gorgeous beaches. 

Current Openings:
 

KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON

Cost Estimator I Kirkland, WA

Construction Manager/Resident Engineer

Civil Inspectors

Civil Engineer-in-Training (EIT)

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Cost Estimator I Kirkland, WA

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: mbauers@prodims.com

ProDims participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify

ProDims LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for  employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

COST ESTIMATOR (Kirkland, WA; Phoenix, AZ)

ProDims is accepting resumes from qualified degreed Senior Cost Estimators for projects performed out of the Kirkland, Washington or Phoenix, Arizona offices based on a combination of experience estimating federal, military, transportation, transit, airport, tunnel, municipal, and educational projects. Senior Cost Estimator will be working under limited direction, using professional level technical expertise in preparing total construction cost estimates at different stages of project design, from preliminary through final design document development.

Qualified candidate will be responsible for the development of construction cost estimates through all design phases and all CSI divisions for A/E clients and meeting design fee budgets and client schedules without exception.  Estimate formats typically are in Uniformat II and are developed in MS Excel, Success by US Cost or MCACES M2 (MII).   Experienced user of on-screen take off software.  Editing estimates based on design team and owner review comments, attending and representing the cost estimate portions of the scope of work for the design team to the owner are essential as well. 

The Senior Cost Estimator is also responsible for the scope of work of estimating services review and modifications, fee quotation/proposal development, fee negotiations, managing contracted budgets (overages are not allowed), developing marketing and proposal information by working with our marketing coordinator, attending and performing well in interviews with owners and A/E teams for potential work.  Additional duties are time sheet development, reviewing contracts for conformity to fees before signature, scheduling work to meet client demands (expect overlapping deadlines and projects on an ongoing basis).  Additionally, the Senior Cost Estimator may develop soft cost estimates, comparison cost estimates, change order estimates, 3rd party estimate reviews and man-hours estimates and attend value engineering studies as the cost team member.   

Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • BS in engineering, construction management, architecture, business, earth/physical sciences, mathematics.

  • 5-20 years’ experience primarily developing A/E design side construction cost estimates at all design and budget setting phases across all CSI divisions using Uniformat II WBS for state, county, school districts, agencies, cities/municipalities, Department of Defense, Department of Home Land Security, USACE, Other Federal Departments.  Please note construction site project managers or single trade estimators (i.e. only experienced in the HVAC industry) are not the focus of this position.

  • Certifications:  CCP, CEP, ASPE, Nationally Accredited certification is a requirement or to obtain within 24 months.

  • Experience estimating for the USACE, NAVFAC, US Coast Guard division of Homeland Security, GSA, for all project types from in-water, heavy/civil to buildings.  Including New construction and modernization of facilities at all design phases.  Familiarity with Development of Block 9 and Block 12 (BESS) of the DD1391 funding document is a plus.

  •  Must be able to estimate all CSI Divisions at all design phases from parametric unit costs at predesign and early design (schematics) to full detailed design estimates at design development through contract documents.

  • Proven profit/loss responsibility, Manage Line of Business, quote work, manage scope of work, and scope of services.  Please note there is no over budget on professional services fees in this position at ProDims.

  • Writing skills are a must to write technical documents (basis of cost estimate narratives), short and to the point emails and marketing proposals.

  • Proficient with estimating software including MCACES II, SUCCESS and Excel.

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret drawings, photos, sketches, narratives, contract specifications, and other technical documents used in design phases from conceptual through bid documents and change order documents to describe the scope of work of the construction to achieve the project function.

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities including project managers, customers, clients, subcontractors and staff.

  • Displays strong written and oral communications skills and employs effective listening skills.

  • Self-starters, highly motivated and goal orientated as achieved by implementation systems, quick, sharp, confident, assertive and ethical.

  • Excellent attention to detail with emphasis placed on quality. Very organized with a systematic approach to tasks to achieve accuracy and efficiency.

  • A Full understanding of the responsibilities of the position include a solid technical performance of cost estimates.

  • Writing skills for writing Basis of Cost estimates and emails.

  • Approval of Invoices working with accounting team in a timely manner.

  • Ability to pass background check(s) to obtain “Base Access” identification credentials per on-going requirements as determined by DoD officials at each military installation ProDims is required to access as part of our contractual agreements.  No exceptions.

  • Proof of US Citizenship must be provided before any offer is confirmed.

  • State of Washington or State of Arizona motor vehicle driver license is required as well as access to own vehicle to attend meetings.

CIVIL INSPECTOR (Kirkland, WA)

ProDims is accepting resumes for Civil Inspectors. The Inspector will provide construction field inspection services including monitoring daily activities, contract compliance, excavation, field testing, material placement, report field conditions and record items such as personnel on-site and construction activities. Other duties may include working with the Resident Engineer to ensure the project is built to the contract requirements. The Inspector should demonstrate experience documenting and inspecting day-to-day construction activities such that the construction is within work performed documents in a daily report that meets WSDOT specification and reflects the contractors progress in the field as outlined in the approved engineering plans.

Specific duties include:

  • Prepare field notes, inspection, sampling, and testing reports. Track, compile, and monitor materials to approved material submittals, equipment, testing and commissioning activities. Ensure that problem areas have been resolved and monitor compliance.

  • Submit daily written reports, and photographs to document construction activities, problems and corrective action taken. Ensure that problem areas have been resolved and monitor compliance.

Qualifications include:

  • High school diploma / 5 years’ experience preferred experience with Port of Seattle, SDOT, King County Transit, federally funded public works project civil

  • Preferred current Certification of Erosion/Sediment Control Lead (CESCL)

  • Verify traffic control plans are to approved plans and resolve field issues.

  • EIT, CCM, or undergraduate degree in construction management is preferred.

  • QA/QC of material testing to approved submittals for concrete, paving, compaction, and soil analysis.

CIVIL ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING EIT (Kirkland, WA)

ProDims is accepting resumes for a Civil Engineer Graduate EIT with a BSCE from an accredited University. This opportunity is for a New Graduate with 0 to 4 years of experience.  This candidate will work collaboratively in a team environment providing engineering assistance for public works infrastructure and transportation projects in Seattle/Bellevue Area, Washington.

  • Assist with design plans for public works and transportation projects; roads, streets, storm drain, sewer, water, utilities and civil facilities

  • Assist with field verification of plan and profiles for streets and other utilities such as pipelines.

  • Assist project manager with design plans, specifications, construction support, and cost estimating and geotechnical coordination and public notices aka detour plans.

  • Assist with construction drawings incorporating information from supervisor, research data and consultants for various projects including land development grading, utility, drainage, paving plans

  • Research materials as directed by project manager

  • Conduct site visits and assist with documenting findings as requested

  • Attend, record, and distribute meeting minutes, and assist with general project correspondence

  • Compose and prepare graphic materials for presentations and documents as requested

 

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

  • 0-4 years' related experience

  • EIT Certification

  • Passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is a plus

  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook and Excel

  • Knowledge of construction means, methods and techniques

  • Ability to prepare civil engineering documents and specifications for projects

  • Ability to read redlines and modify drawings accurately

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Detail oriented

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of WSDOT standards is a plus