Careers

At RA Nelson, we are as dedicated to our employees as we are to our clients. From offering continuing education opportunities to supporting personal pursuits, we consider everyone at RA Nelson a part of the family. We are regarded as the premier employer in mountain construction and recruit talented and passionate individuals to complement our ever-growing number of opportunities and projects. For a full job description for any of the below listings, please send inquiries to [email protected].

Benefits

  • Beyond-the-norm benefits like a dependent scholarship program, paid continuing education, company vehicle & gas card. Paid community service opportunities, significant bonuses and rewards for safety and performance. Traditional benefits include health, dental, vision, 401k matching, paid holidays, parental leave and generous PTO.

Values

  • TEAMWORK – together we respect, trust and listen; INTEGRITY – Do what we say we will do, every single time; ENJOYMENT – Be passionate and have fun with everything we do.

Work-Life Balance

  • Ski days, Fun Club and flexibility are a few of the attributes that have earned RA Nelson a spot on Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work. Flexible hours and remote work options accommodate working families. Scheduled and impromptu outings range through mountain biking, softball, rafting, ice karting and full moon backcountry ski trips.

Position Summary:

Position open in Avon. Pay range: $100,000 – $130,000.

Responsible for planning and supervising multiple estimating activities for the Company in accordance with Director of Pre-Construction’s direction and policies, providing technical and administrative direction to ensure corporate objectives are met.

Primary Accountabilities:

Collaborate with corporate marketing, and Director of Preconstruction to prioritize and assess those projects on which to bid.
Implements strategies and techniques to ensure award of projects bid. This responsibility requires review and analysis of proposal specifications, drawings, and participation in pre-bid meetings, etc. in order to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
Prepare and/or review accurate cost estimates at the conceptual, schematic, and design development level to meet the design intent. Prepare all final estimate packages for company and client use, ensuring all necessary back-up data and documentation is accurate and complete.
Responsible for contacting potential clients, designers, architects, and owner’s reps to assure invitation to bid. Plays a significant role in Company management’s sales team presentations.
Develop and maintain accurate preconstruction and preliminary construction schedules.
Responsible for ensuring the Company is managing the long term warranty risk of any given project, through constructability review and analysis.
Secondary Accountabilities:

Responsible for developing accurate and detailed project budget and schedule, and manages project to assure adherence thereto. Monitors project budget variances throughout entire design progress and makes recommendations to project team and owners, in order to bring project budget deviances back on track.
Acts as Company liaison with the design team in order to meet the owners’ design and construction schedules. Perform constructability analysis on project documentation and works with design team to develop appropriate conclusions.
Develop and analyze detailed value engineering options, and make recommendations to the client as necessary to meet the project budget.
Participate in internal monthly meetings to review project status.
Assist in the selection of sub-contractors.
Assists Director of Preconstruction with software selections, implementations and maintenance
Monitor and manage preconstruction services agreements.
Monitor and assist with billing of preconstruction agreements if the project has one.
Other Tasks/Duties/Responsibilities/Expectations

Perform additional tasks as required by the operating needs of the Project Manager and/or Superintendent.

Supervision:

Works under minimal supervision

Supervisory Duties:

Occasionally will supervise an Assistant Estimator or Estimator, depending on the project

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge:

Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in estimating, estimating strategies and techniques
Working knowledge of construction contracts
Skills and Abilities:

Advanced presentation skills
Decision making and problem solving skills
Ability to read and interpret legal contracts
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to work under strict deadlines
Ability to multi-task
Excellent time management skills
Critical thinking skills
Proficient problem solving skills and can handle the majority of the problematic situations independently with minimal direction from others
Demonstrated presentation skills
Develop and Understand Critical Path Method construction schedules
Ability to think strategically and align with company goals
Advanced negotiation skills
Advanced relationship management skills
Education:

4 year degree, or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience
Experience:

5 plus years working in a similar construction environment, especially in the area of estimating
Work Environment/Physical Activities

Must understand vague and implicit instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people.
Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this person.
Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner.
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.
Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for the project at any point in time.
Must handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis.
Requires excellent public relations and interpersonal skills. Must be able to make effective decisions in manager’s absence.
Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people and be able to communicate effectively with them.
Ability to receive and analyze data and input into the computer.
Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.
Requires manual dexterity to operate computer, keyboard, calculator, copier machine and other office equipment. Requires corrective vision to read numbers, reports, and computer terminals.
Ability to think strategically and align with company goals.
Job requires visitation and/or work at offices, client or job sites, so must be able to drive or to use alternative transportation services to assure timely attendance for such work visits.
Material and Equipment Directly Used:

PC

MS Office

P6 Scheduling Software

On-Screen take off (OST)

Bid Solution Software (ISQFT)

Cut-fill

Navis Works

Contract Management Software

AIA Contract Software

Revit

Precision Estimating

Position Summary:

Position open in Avon. Pay range: $75,000 – $95,000.

Responsible for the preparation of schematic, conceptual and final estimate. Represents the Company in business relationships and working with owners, architects, designers and subcontractors to resolve technical matters during bidding process.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES :
1) Prepares detailed estimates based on the analysis of proposal specifications, drawings, historical data and subcontractor proposals, as well as information from pre-bid meetings. Estimates will use take off’s and quantity surveys as appropriate.
2) Prepares detailed take off’s and quantity surveys.
3) Responsible for maintaining and updating estimates based on updated design documents. Responsible for tracking cost variance from previous estimates.
4) Provides value engineering as required and makes recommendations to Preconstruction Director and Managers.
5) Daily attendance is required.

SECONDARY ACCOUNTABILITIES :
1) Manage and maintain working documents for back up information for estimating figures.
2) Assist department during preparation of inquiries and final evaluation of submitted bids.
3) Responsible for scope analysis of subcontractor proposals.
4) Obtain subcontractor and supplier input on project schedule.
5) Responsible for researching and prequalifying vendors and subcontractors.

OTHER TASKS/DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/EXPECTATIONS :
Perform additional assignments as directed by Director of Preconstruction or Preconstruction Managers
Perform project management duties as assigned

SUPERVISION:
Works primarily under the general supervision of the Director of Preconstruction and Preconstruction Manager.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:
Assistant Estimator

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge:
1) Thorough knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing
2) Thorough knowledge of construction means and methods
Skills and Abilities:
1) Ability to work with variety of people
2) Excellent communication skills
3) Attention to detail
4) Excellent mathematical skills
5) Highly organized
6) Problem solving skills
7) Ability to work with tight deadlines and timetables
8) Ability to work with constant interruptions
9) Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications

Education:
1) Associates degree or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related

Experience:
1) 3+ years estimating and/or field experience

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
1) Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires hand-eye coordination
and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other
office equipment.
2) Requires manual dexterity to operate computer, keyboard, calculator, copier machine and other office
equipment.
3) Requires hearing within normal range for telephone use.
4) Occasional high stress work in dealing with customers/clients.
5) Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people.
6) Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this person.
7) Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner.
8) Must have a long attention span in order to listen to people, perceive the real problems and bring issues to a successful conclusion.
9) Requires excellent public relations and interpersonal skills. Must be able to make effective decisions in manager’s absence.
10) Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and
articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people and be able to communicate effectively with them.
11) Ability and desire to meet estimating deadlines by managing own time under sometimes difficult circumstances.
12) Job requires visitation and/or work at offices, client or job sites, so must be able to drive or to use alternative transportation services to assure timely attendance for such work visits.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
PC
MS Office
On-Screen Take Off (OST)
Revit
BlueBeam
Navis Works
Bid Solution Software (ISQFT)
Precision Estimating
Cut Fill
Contract Management Software
Asta Scheduling Software

Position Summary:

Positions open in Avon and Carbondale. Pay range: $80,000 – $130,000.

Responsible for total construction effort to ensure home is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule. The Superintendent will ensure the profitability and reputation of the company are optimized through field planning and efficiency without jeopardizing the quality, safety, cost or completion of the project.

Primary Accountabilities:

Manages total construction effort to ensure project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule.
Responsible for all matters pertaining to jobsite safety, project schedule, quality control for all work, and adherence to project budget, ensuring all onsite personnel comply with project procedures, health and safety program requirements, etc. Works effectively and efficiently with each project’s Project Manager as appropriate.
Responsible for assuring projects meet all contractual requirements. Specifically, managing all employees, laborers, temporary employees and subcontractors and other necessary personnel as required by the contract. Manages all project subordinates, including coaching, counseling, training, regular appraisal, performance management and has significant say in hiring and firing decisions.
Plan, coordinate and supervise all onsite functions (scheduling and material control).
Responsible for maintenance of records on all safety violations, notifying project management, and recommends and implements corrective actions as required. Establishes and executes training plains for assigned employees.
Responsible for the productivity of craft and other laboring personnel, efficient use of materials & equipment, and overall performance of the project in accordance with the contracts.
Responsible for adhering to all safety protocols.
Daily attendance is required.
Secondary Accountabilities:

Acts as company liaison with clients, municipalities, design consultants, OSHA inspectors, other contractors, surrounding neighbors, subcontractors, government authorities, suppliers, etc. Maintains good relationship and communication with each project’s Project Manager.
May authorize and/or approve project personnel selections, purchase requisitions, field design change requests, etc. Manage and document all necessary paperwork for Project Manager.
Provide technical assistance, i.e., interpretations of drawings, clarification, coordination, recommending construction methods, installation and ordering of materials/equipment, etc. as required. Provide quality standards. Assign personnel to projects along with management and Project Managers. Work closely with Project Managers for material and equipment procurement.
Assist project management in developing and implementing project procedures, working documents, standards, etc.
Attend weekly OAC meetings and quarterly status meetings.
Other Tasks/Duties/Responsibilities/Expectations

Perform additional assignments as required by the operating needs of the Company or as per the Regional Managers, Project Managers or General Superintendents direction.
Supervision

Works under minimal supervision
Supervisory Duties

Project Engineers
Assistant Superintendents
Job Qualifications:

Knowledge:

Excellent knowledge and proficiency in scheduling, managing a budget, procurement of materials and equipment, etc.
Thorough knowledge of safety protocols and OSHA regulations.
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction procedures and methods. Thorough understanding of building codes and current industry standards
Understanding of “Green” building techniques and systems
Skills and Abilities

Excellent written and oral skills, general management skills preferably in construction
Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines/schedule
Excellent math skills
Highly organized
Ability to adhere to and maintain a budget
Ability to read and interpret a contract
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to work with constant interruptions and multi-task at high levels.
Ability to assess and resolve conflict
Ability to review, compare and coordinate drawings and specifications provided by different design teams in order to meet the client’s needs and avoid conflicts between systems
Ability to lead a team of subcontractors and see to it that all parties are productive and able to perform their scope of work without delay
Education:

4 year degree in construction management or a similar degree, or a combination of technical training and/or related experience
Experience:

5+ years’ experience in overall construction project supervision. A background in trades, carpentry, concrete, estimating, framing, laborer are all beneficial.
Work Environment/Physical Activities

Must understand vague and implicit instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Is frequently called upon to handle difficult situations.
Must be able to deal with a variety of emotions and frustrations in making business decisions. Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this person.
Must handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis.
Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to analyze causes of interpersonal conflict and resolve complex communication issues (i.e., undefined roles, objectives and information gaps).
Must have a long attention span in order to listen to people, perceive the real problems and bring issues to a successful conclusion.
Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people and be able to communicate effectively with them.
Frequent mobility and or sitting required for extended periods of time. Some bending and stooping required. Requires occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds of boxes or paper. Requires manual dexterity to operate computer, keyboard, calculator, copier machine and other office equipment. Requires corrected vision to read numbers, reports, and computer terminals. Requires hearing within normal range for telephone use. Occasional high stress work may require dealing with customers/clients.
Requires vision correctable to within the normal range and to operation of forklift and heavy equipment.
Requires hand-eye coordination sufficient to operate machinery such as truck or forklift.
Field environment – spends considerable amount of time in all weather conditions.
Job requires visitation and/or work at offices, client or job sites, so must be able to drive or to use alternative transportation services to assure timely attendance for such work visits.
Material and Equipment Directly Used:

PC
iPad
Asta Power Project Scheduling
BlueBeam
PlanGrid
CMiC
Microsoft 365

Positions open in Avon and Carbondale. Pay range: $80,000 – $130,000.

Job Function/Purpose:

Provides overall management direction of internal team for one or more projects, establishes project objectives and policies, initiates and maintains liaison with clients, owners, municipalities, design review board, HOA personnel, architects, engineers, designers, subcontractors and suppliers. Responsible for the administration, contractual requirements and overall profitability of the projects. This position acts as the transition from pre-construction to construction.

Primary Accountabilities:

Manage all aspects of construction of assigned project to ensure project is built on or ahead of schedule and under or within budget and in accordance with the contract documents and to the appropriate level of quality, all in conjunction with the Superintendent. Must establish and assure maintenance of project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards in accordance with Company standards
Responsible for submittals, RFI’s, ASI’s and ensuring that materials are on site when needed.
Manage all financial aspects of contracts (fee payment, rental equipment, income/expenses, etc.) to assure financial obligations are met, minimizing financial or other risks, and liaising with Accountants, sub-contractors and owners.
Responsible for planning, organizing, delegation and oversight of team members’ duties for assigned project to ensure timely completion in order to facilitate construction and ensure profitability.
Prepare and conduct monthly cost to complete meetings.
Acts as Company representative in project, negotiating and strategic meetings, and negotiates on behalf of Company as necessary. Participates in all internal project meetings to inform Senior Management, Estimating, etc. of project progress, procedures, etc.
Responsible, in conjunction with the Superintendent, for developing and implementing the project specific SHMP and adhering to all safety protocols.
Responsible, in conjunction with the Superintendent, for developing and implementing the project specific QCMP and ensuring required documentation.
Daily attendance is required.

Secondary Accountabilities:

Work with outside consultants on an as needed basis
Coordinate and present weekly meetings as needed. Sets agenda and finalizes minutes.
Responsible for maintaining excellent client relationships.
Attend status meetings, conduct OAC meetings as needed.
Manages team members assigned to project, including task assignment, performance review, training, counseling and regular appraisal of subordinates. Has significant say in hiring and firing team members.
Investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures or involve Senior Management as required.
Other Tasks/Duties/Responsibilities/Expectations

Assumes additional responsibilities as directed by Regional Manager or President

Supervision:

Works primarily independently

Supervisory Duties:

Superintendents

Project Coordinators

Project Engineers

Knowledge:

Extensive knowledge of construction design, finance, business and management
Thorough knowledge of construction cost accounting

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent interpersonal experience to deal with a variety of people
Ability to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action to achieve Company goals
Thorough working knowledge of project management and scheduling concepts, process and construction software
Excellent time management skills
Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes and their impact on a project
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to read and interpret a contract
Problem solving skills
Crisis management skills
Excellent interpersonal and team building skills

Education:

A degree in construction management or a similar degree, or a combination of technical training and/or related experience is applicable

Experience:

5+ years project management
Estimating and preconstruction experience beneficial

Work Environment/Physical Activities

Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.
Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.
Must understand vague and implicit instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Is frequently called upon to handle difficult situations.
Must be able to deal with a variety of emotions and frustrations in making business decisions. Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this person.
Must handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis.
Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to analyze causes of interpersonal conflict and resolve complex communication issues (i.e., undefined roles, objectives and information gaps).
Must have a long attention span in order to listen to people, perceive the real problems and bring issues to a successful conclusion.
Must be able to make effective decisions in manager’s absence.
Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people and be able to communicate effectively with them.
Ability to do complex math calculations, input data into the computer and analyze data as required.
Job requires visitation and/or work at offices, client or job sites, so must be able to drive or to use alternative transportation services to assure timely attendance for such work visits.

Material and Equipment Directly Used:

PC

iPad

MS Office

PDF Management Software

Accounting Software

Plan Management Software

Contract Management Software

Scheduling Software

CMiC

Revit

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