Established in 1988, Kerr Contractors is a leading heavy civil general contractor and construction management firm headquartered in Woodburn, Oregon. Kerr Contractors is recognized as one of the most technically advanced earth-moving, road building and underground utilities contractors in the region.  Our business is founded on trusting relationships, excellent service, workmanship that has enduring character, and meeting or exceeding customer expectations every time. We have staked our reputation on our ability to deliver each of these.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities
  • Prepares construction budget by studying plans, updating specifications, identifying and projecting job costs
  • Evaluates offers to purchase by costing changes, additions, site requirements
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials, identifying qualified subcontractors, negotiating price
  • Resolves cost discrepancies by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintains quality service by following organization standards
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


  • 5-year record of success as an estimator
  • Experience with civil, mass excavation, mass grading, utilities, paving, and demolition
  • Proficient with computer estimating software such as HeavyBid or AGTEK
  • Providing leadership and establishing estimating protocols for pricing structure development to ensure the accuracy and timely completion of proposals from conceptual estimates through project buy out
  • Support project teams with scope development, bid requirements, schedule of values, and contractual language
  • Establish protocols and develop methodologies to streamline the estimating process and support long term development of the company and the estimating team
  • Analyzing plans and specifications, locating sub-contractors and suppliers, setting up online plan room for sub-contractors, and writing technical proposals
  • Must have valid drivers license and clean driving record
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen


  • Competitive Salary
  • PTO
  • Community Involvement
  • Team Building Events
  • Annual Company Events
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k
  • Paid Holidays
  • Profit Sharing

As an equal opportunity employer Kerr Contractors will hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. Kerr Contractors also enforces a zero tolerance drug policy.


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Phone: 971-216-0050

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