Barnard Construction Company, Inc., based in Bozeman, Montana, is a heavy-civil construction company with projects underway across North America. Barnard is ranked by Engineering News-Record, a leading construction industry periodical, as one of the nation’s Top 400 civil contractors. We specialize in dam construction and rehabilitation, power transmission and distribution, tunneling, inland marine, oil, gas, utility, and sewer and water pipeline projects. We offer competitive salaries, profit sharing, 401(k)s, a generous health plan, annual bonuses, and challenging career opportunities with a financially solid company. Barnard’s people are the reason for the success of the company. Our reputation attracts the highest quality personnel, people who are committed to producing projects that set a standard for excellence. At Barnard, we build the riskiest, most difficult, complex jobs we can find and we hire people who thrive on tough work and demanding opportunities.
Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Business Administration (Accounting, Management or Finance), Construction Management or related field. Equivalent experience in a construction-related position will also be considered.
Must be willing to travel and relocate. Project sites are located domestically and internationally, so relocation and/or travel are required.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Thorough attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
Strong work ethic – willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
High level of involvement in the operations of our cost control system and analysis of construction costs.
Participate in monthly forecasting revenue and costs accruals.
Accumulate all necessary data and prepare monthly pay estimates.
Process and estimate change orders and Requests for Information as directed by Project Manager.
Coordinate and schedule shop drawings and submittals.
Maintain a complete and current record of submittals, approvals, and resubmittals, including a file of letters of transmittal and dates of each transaction.
Process/manage material deliveries – ensure that materials received are properly inspected for quantity and quality and in compliance with Contract documents.
Manage and negotiate subcontractor and material contracts.
Assist in developing and updating project schedule.
Work closely with field construction personnel (Superintendents, Foremen and Crews).
Barnard is different from other construction companies in many ways, some small and some substantial. Like all construction companies, we strive to deliver quality, on time, under-budget projects that include terrific environmental stewardship and community relations. We are different in the way we execute our work and achieve these goals.For starters, we are organized around one Home Office and w...e rely on our people as our greatest asset and resource in all aspects of our business. We started small, first one man, then one team, and we found we liked the team approach to construction. Consequently, we don’t have satellite offices or regional headquarters that compete for business or spread our resources thin. We have the Home Office based in beautiful Bozeman, Montana, where the business began. This means that if someone on a project in British Columbia has a question, he or she calls the same number that someone in upstate New York calls for an answer. Field staff can be sure that they reach the people they need for support, assistance or some well-deserved kudos. If a question requires more than one person’s answer, we can walk down the hallway, hold an impromptu meeting and work out a solution or answer without the effort becoming a scheduling event. This efficient communication and access to management is key to Barnard’s people and to our culture. In fact, our entire Executive Management meets monthly with our Department Heads to connect and keep everyone involved in the big picture as well as the individual projects and bids that we have in the works. We also stand out among our competitors in our practice of pairing a Field Supervisor with a Project Engineer to form a “team” that is strong in office and field skills. This eliminates the problem of not knowing who to ask for a material order or not understanding if the schedule is being met. It creates a culture of accountability. Our Superintendents and Project Managers are paired as well. This splits responsibilities while also having a peer with whom to consider options and problem-solve.As a job winds down, key project staff is cycled back to the Home Office to estimate upcoming work. When the work is awarded, that bid team mobilizes to the project and performs the work. The knowledge that is gained from being involved in a project from the estimate to project completion is invaluable.We believe that the more we empower our people, the better off we’ll be. After all, we are People building for People.