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Estimator/PM - Water/Wastewater Plant Work

Other Salaried Positions | Newtown, PA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Established in 1969, PKF-Mark III, Inc. ("PKF") is an employee-owned corporation, which places substantial emphasis on self-performance to expand and distinguish itself as a premier general contractor with unique engineering, bidding, construction, and management capabilities not available in competitors.

PKF's project list includes significant bridge & roadway projects, water & wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, power plants, complex electrical systems, rail systems, foundations, and tunnels throughout New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

PKF offers employees rewarding careers in the construction industry. Priding ourselves on the quality of our workforce, the PKF approach is founded upon strong, collaborative efforts that ensure the sharing of ideas and the involvement of all stakeholders. As thought leaders in the industry, our team creates solutions that get the job done on time and done correctly.

Throughout its history, PKF’s hallmarks of SAFETY, QUALITY, and ON-TIME CONSTRUCTION have been evident in our projects. Shaped by industry leading professionals, employee owners and highly skilled craft personnel, in all we do, we live by and strive to demonstrate "Excellence Built on Integrity."

PKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Position Overview:

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of PM/Field experience in water plants, pump station, wastewater plants, industrial facilities, and mechanical. The ideal candidate will also have experience bidding mechanical and plant type work. The candidate will also have the ability to understand crew sizes, production and materials to build and maintain plants and pump stations. Experience with HeavyBid with knowledge of Excel, BlueBeam, and Microsoft Office a plus. Experience contributing to bids to DOTs and State/municipal entities is highly desired. Ideal candidates possess strong personal initiative, excellent planning and problem-solving capabilities, and effective interpersonal skills.


  • Assist with quantity takeoffs, pricing and bidding of water/wastewater plant projects
  • Often works in conjunction with other members of the project team to prepare accurate proposals
  • Capable of assisting with both hard bid and conceptual estimating
  • Work to develop and manage a strong working relationship with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Ability to select and solicit high quality suppliers and subcontractors
  • Able to review project documents for value analysis/engineering suggestions
  • Manage both cost and schedule for both self-performed and subcontracted work for use in future bids
  • Liaise with owners, subcontractors, and other internal and external contacts
  • Select subcontractors through bid analysis and ensure contract issuance prior to commencement of work
  • Confer with upper management to ensure all work procedures and constructability issues are resolved with owners, subcontractors, vendors, and designers
  • Evaluate construction methods, determine cost-effectiveness, and discuss any concerns with Project Team
  • Review job cost reports for all projects involved in
  • Review project progress and ensure conformance to design specifications


  • 10+ years of progressive experience in water plants, wastewater plants, and industrial facilities
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent experience
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to provide quantity takeoffs and pricing from technical drawings
  • Proficiency with BlueBeam and Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Working knowledge of HCSS preferred
  • Federal contracting experience a plus
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Working knowledge of DBE compliance for bids a plus
  • Knowledge of Smartbid and Sharepoint a plus
  • Ability to meet fast-paced, changing schedules and priorities for bids
  • Keen awareness of industry recommended practices, OSHA requirements, equipment, and QA/QC

Perks (At least the following):

  • Competitive wages
  • 401(k) match up to four percent
  • Medical benefits provided
  • Paid-days-off and holidays
  • Opportunities for personal career growth
  • Bonus Program
  • Company Ownership options
  • Company Vehicle