Name : jmb
Industry Type : Construction Technology - Software
City & State : eugene, or
Job Title estimator
Relocation Preferences : indiana or kentcuky
Objective : Estimator for construction compoany
Resume :  

James Blankenship

Eugene Oregon 97402
1699 N Terry st. Space # 373
(503) 569-1484 ● jamesmblankenship[at]

Experienced Cost Estimator and Project Manager with Multi Million Dollar projects, Project management experience includes ability to complete project on time and under budget. Positive attitude with a can do outlook.

Skills and Abilities

Over 32 years construction experience
Manual and Computerized Estimating ability
Project Scheduling and Supervision capabilities
Blueprint reading and interpretation ability
Utilize CSI Format and National Productivity Standards
Monitor mark-ups, labor burden, overhead and profit
Develop unit costs (material, labor, equipment and subcontractor work items)
Understand the change order process
Accurate estimating / material take-offs of projects totaling $2 million - $10 millon
Familiar with construction materials
Organize and submit bid documents
Prepare construction documents and proposals

Northwest Technical InstitutePortland, OR 2006
Cost Estimating and Project Management. 1170 course-hour, hands-on training on accurate manual and computerized estimating techniques, Project Management skills, detailed and accurate project scheduling methods, effective communication and conflict management skills, computerized architectural design, blueprint reading, material take-offs, and construction mathematics.
Ability to perform the following

Certified in the use of Timberline Precision Estimating software
Certified in the use of Chief Architect CAD Design software
Proficient in the use of MS Project software for job scheduling
Ability to use MS Word, Windows XP software

Clark Community CollegeVancouver, WA 2005
Took general study courses.

Military Experience
U.S. Army disabled Wild Flecken, German 1977 - 1981
E4 ranking. Demolition Expert. Handled explosives; responsible for the distribution of explosives for troops.

Professional Experience
Benny Bartel Co.
Springfield Oregon Springfield, OR 2006 - Present
Senior Estimator and Project Manager. Metal stud framing and drywall ,stucco and acoustical ceilings. Responsible for accurate estimates, and on time project management. Experience with bid proposals, change orders, RFIs, working with architects, and sub-contractors.

TK BuildersHeber, AZ1994 - 2001
Carpenter. Performed custom building work including: log homes, patios, room additions, fences, roofs, decking, siding, custom main-gate entrances, and all phases of new and old construction.

JB Trucking11 Western States1991 - 1994
Owner/Operator. Owner/Operator of Semi-Tractor/Trailer. Leased on to WTC. Hauled commodities to dairy farms and wood to bio-mass electric plants.

Various CompaniesPhoenix, AZ1982 1991
Metal Stud Framer/Drywaller. Worked for various metal stud framing and drywall companies in the Phoenix, AZ metro area. Performed work related to metal stud framing and drywall.
References Available Upon Request
Able to relocate

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