Careers

Robertson & Olson Construction, Inc. was established in 1995 and is a privately owned, Northwest Commercial General Contractor. The company is well diversified, with a focus on performing any and all GC/CM services for a variety of industries including retail, multi-family, office, education, medical, industrial and others throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Nevada.

Throughout the region, Robertson & Olson provides the highest level of construction service excellence to every client. We build creative solutions, value and long term relationships, while continually maintaining our reputation for integrity, fairness, dependability and quality above and beyond industry standards; making Robertson & Olson a great place to work.

To submit your resume please follow these instructions:

Email resumes@roconstruction.com in the following format:

  • Subject Line: Last name, First name – Position applying for.
  • Message Text: This should be your cover letter or quick introduction. Please do not include graphics, videos or other rich media. We would just like simple straight forward text.
  • Attachments: These should be PDF’s or Word files. Please attach your resume, references & project list if applicable. If you have other supporting information or documentation you can attach those also.

Current Openings

Construction Project Scheduler

An immediate opening is available for a Construction Project Scheduler to support our Camas, WA office.

The Construction Project Scheduler will work with project managers, superintendents and subcontractors to develop and track project schedules on both a master and five-week scale, as well as produce construction schedules for upcoming projects. The ideal candidate should be exceptionally proficient in Microsoft Project and have a deep understanding of the commercial construction process.

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Responsibilities:

  • Develop master schedules for all projects.
  • Develop realistic conceptual schedules to be used for budgeting purposes or during the bidding process. Some schedules to be developed with little information or narrative.
  • Modify and adjust preliminary schedules as new information becomes available, maintaining a “current schedule” at all times.
  • Work with Superintendents and Project Managers to ensure schedules are accurate and complete before project starts.
  • Work with Superintendents to update project schedule weekly and create short term look ahead.
  • Identify schedule conflicts and help provide solutions.

Qualifications:

  • Competency in Procore, Microsoft Office and Bluebeam strongly preferred.
  • Competency in Microsoft Project required.
  • Highly-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to meet critical deadlines in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to perform functions efficiently and accurately with little direct supervision.
  • Personable and professional, team player.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Superintendent

An immediate opening is available for an experienced Superintendent to support our Camas, WA office. A great superintendent is an effective communicator, self-motivated, anticipates project needs and takes pride in their work. We are looking for a leader with strong work ethic who can implement all construction projects from start to finish. This position offers a competitive salary and includes a strong benefits package with room for growth.

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Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing work among all trades to promote a coordinated project operation.
  • Managing work to ensure that it is installed in compliance with and conforms to the approved contract documents and all applicable codes.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of contract documents.
  • Blueprint reading, layout, scheduling and quality control.
  • Work with project team during preconstruction, identifying constructability issues and subcontractor work scopes.
  • Conduct and document weekly Subcontractor Coordination Meetings.
  • Conduct on-site Construction Safety Program and Weekly Safety Meetings.
  • Document daily construction progress.
  • Maintain an accurate log of project progress photos.
  • Work closely with the construction team in maintaining the construction schedule throughout the project.
  • Resolve problems before they arise from unknown existing conditions and/or on-site conflicts.
  • Approve construction work by conducting regular inspections.
  • Develop and update construction schedule from start to finish.
  • Coordinate and schedule workflow and material deliveries.
  • Supervise subcontractors and vendors to ensure quality control and project compliance.
  • Monitor project efficiencies and identify areas for improvement.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the completion of all punch lists and follow up on all warranties.

Qualifications:

  • Ability and willingness to work with tools as required.
  • Possess great knowledge of commercial construction.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, shop drawings and specifications.
  • Attention to detail, analytical approach to problems.
  • Experience supervising a $5,000,000 or greater construction project.
  • Personable and professional.
  • Collaborative problem solver, hard worker.
  • Takes personal responsibility for the project.
  • Construction field experience.
  • OSHA 10 or 30-Hour training a plus.
  • Competency in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office and Procore strongly preferred.
  • Proactive and always looking ahead.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with project team.

Senior Estimator

An immediate opening is available for an Estimator to support our Camas, WA office. Candidate must have several years of experience in all aspects of estimating to include negotiated work, conceptual estimates, and competitive bidding; with knowledge in a variety of project types including tenant improvements, ground-up buildings with associated site work and pad ready buildings. This position requires the ability to coordinate all aspects of the estimation process efficiently and handle multiple estimates simultaneously.

The ideal candidate is capable of generating accurate scopes of work and pricing, participating in project walk-throughs or pre-bid meetings, and meeting critical deadlines in high pressure situations. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, SmartBid, CAD, BlueBeam, On-Screen Take-Off and Revit is preferred. This position offers a competitive salary and includes a strong benefits package with room for growth.

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Responsibilities:

  • Prepare complete quantity take-offs, ensuring all items incorporated in the assigned scopes and priced accurately.
  • Perform analyses to identify design and constructability issues.
  • Develop and define accurate and concise estimates with clarifications and assumptions.
  • Develop conceptual estimates with little information or narrative.
  • Communicate with architects, owners and consultants to clarify scope of work.
  • Direct, coordinate and provide information and documents to subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Build relationships with subcontractors and clients to gain respect and confidence.
  • Analyze subcontractor proposals for completeness in required scope of work.
  • Keep current with the latest estimating technology and techniques.
  • Demonstrate basic conceptual estimating skills by interpreting data.
  • Supply Value Engineering recommendations when required.
  • Develop estimates for multiple market sectors (ie. retail, office, multifamily, medical, education, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Proven hands on experience in estimating.
  • History of work in various construction types.
  • Working knowledge of all major elements of commercial building.
  • Ability to independently produce conceptual estimates.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, BlueBeam and On-Screen Take-Off strongly preferred.
  • CAD and Revit experience preferred.
  • Personable and professional.
  • Ability to communicate well and present information to project teams, clients, architects and consultants.
  • Takes personal responsibility for issues that arise.
  • Experience in reading blueprints and specifications.

Project Engineer

An immediate opening available for a Project Engineer (PE) to support our Camas, WA office. The PE assists the Project Manager in efficiently managing their projects by preparing and administering bid packages, contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, submittals, and RFI’s. This includes tracking material deliveries and maintaining document control.

The PE will participate in scheduling, procurement, shop drawing review, cost reviews and project close-out. They will assist in the preparation of Owner, Subcontractor, and Vendor change orders and prepare reports as requested by the Project Manager.

An ideal candidate for this position will have a four-year degree in a construction related field or equivalent experience. This position offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package and room for advancement. Occasionally paid travel may be necessary. Position to be able to work in both office or onsite as necessary.

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Responsibilities:

  • Procure shop drawings, samples and other submittals per specifications.
  • Ensure current plans and specifications are issued to all project subcontractors, vendors, and on-site staff.
  • Ensure materials and equipment are released for fabrication in time for their delivery as required at the job site. Assist the Superintendent in expediting deliveries.
  • Communicate with subcontractors and suppliers in regard to schedule dates and report these communications to project team.
  • Maintain established procedures with the Owner, Architect and Engineer for obtaining information, approvals, and processing of all submittals.
  • Attend meetings and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Track all RFI’s, ASI’s, Submittals, Addenda and Project Costs throughout the duration of the project.
  • Obtain and submit all as-built drawings, guarantees, warranties, and required operating instructions at close-out.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year construction-related degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.
  • Strong proficiency in Procore, Sage 300 (Timberline), BlueBeam, and MS Office.
  • Highly-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to meet critical deadlines in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to communicate well and present information to clients, architects and engineers.
  • Personable and professional.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Project Assistant

An immediate opening is available for a Project Assistant (PA) to support our Camas, WA office. The PA will perform specific tasks related to general construction administration and project management. The successful candidate should have relevant experience in the construction field, be organized, professional, and possess strong computer skills in Procore, Sage Timberline and Microsoft Office. The PA must also possess the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, take direction and prioritize to comply with schedules and deadlines.

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Responsibilities:

  • Assistance in updating, distribution, recording and acquisition of all construction plans, specs and addenda.
  • Assistance in preparing, generating, distributing and recording construction projects.
  • Acquiring, organizing, recording and distributing reports, job pictures and meeting minutes.
  • Assistance with the preparation, tracking and posting of RFI’s, ASI’s and submittals.
  • Distributing and recording multiple communication items such as letters, emails, reports and contract documents.
  • Preparing all close-out documents and recording.
  • Communicating both verbally and written with Project Management, Subcontractors, Owners, Architects, City Officials.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with construction documents is required, including construction plans, specifications, addenda, contracts, budgets, change orders, submittals, RFI’s and ASI’s, schedules, field reports, materials testing reports, document logs, and all other reporting and documentation.
  • Proficiency with Procore, Sage Timberline, Bluebeam and Microsoft Office is highly preferred.

Project Manager

An immediate opening is available for a Project Manager to support our Camas, WA office. An ideal candidate for this position will have significant experience managing multiple commercial projects with skills in estimating, scheduling, buyout and client relations. This position offers a competitive salary and includes a strong benefits package with room for growth.

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Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and securing new business opportunities by establishing contacts and sustaining long term relationships.
  • Demonstrating a credible interface with clients, design professionals and consultants.
  • Estimating projects for future development.
  • Managing project buy-out.
  • Outlining work plan, establishing operational priorities and assigning duties, responsibilities, and scope of work.
  • Managing a project schedule with the Project Team.
  • Writing subcontracts and purchase orders.
  • Writing and reviewing Owner/Contractor agreements.
  • Completing chain of events paperwork to include RFI submittals, change orders and close-out documents.
  • Reviewing the operating results of the construction team and taking steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct any unsatisfactory results.
  • Running Owner/Architect/Contractor meetings and distributing meeting minutes.
  • Supervise completion of punch-lists and follow up on all warranty work.
  • Training, delegating and mentoring staff effectively.
  • Ensuring safety standards and regulations are followed.

Qualifications:

  • Four-year construction-related degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.
  • Proficient management, leadership, business development, and technical skills.
  • Competency in Procore, Timberline, BlueBeam, Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Project) strongly preferred.
  • Highly-developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with project teams and management.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to meet critical deadlines in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to perform functions efficiently and accurately with minimal direct supervision.
  • Personable and professional.
  • Must respect and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.