26 days old

Estimator III-Solar

Minneapolis, MN 55415

Estimator III

Company Overview:

Mortensons success is not a matter of luck; its a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service, and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a \"best place to work\" 40 times regionally over the past decade

What are you waiting for?!


Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Estimator III with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive, and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. The Estimator will provide leadership, coordination, and final preparation of full estimates on large and complex work projects.


Plan and schedule for estimate preparation.

*Facilitate meetings necessary for completion of estimate, including kick off, status updates, plan flips, final reviews, etc.
*Assign work to ensure complete and reliable estimate incorporating all relevant information, including, but not limited to contract documents, communication with design team and owner, tax laws, collective bargaining agreements, permits and other regulatory requirements, etc. Adjust assignments as necessary to complete the estimate in time allotted.
*Work with project team to determine trade partner strategy and prepare invitation to bid / budget to guarantee complete pricing coverage.
*Obtain all relevant documents including BIM (Building Information Model) necessary to complete quantity survey and to assist in understanding of project. Promote collaboration between all parties to ensure complete understanding of scope that leads to comprehensive Scope and Budget Alignment.
*Ensure completion of changes discussed in estimate reviews.
*Complete Quantity Survey of materials / resources required to complete the project
*Knowledge of project type and construction best practices to fill in the gaps in early design documents to ensure a complete and thorough estimate that reflects the total scope of work necessary.
*Work with project team to determine site logistic and schedule requirements and prepare general requirements estimate
*Cost history to inform scope, pricing, productivities
*Work with Project Sponsor and Estimating Leaders to ensure estimate that meets company and group margin goals. Work with Project Team to prepare and present margin plan for approval by project and group leaders.
*Work with Estimating Leaders to prepare for, participate in and manage Bid Day or presentation to owner file appropriate documents. For commercial projects archive in Eos Cortex and Estimate Finance Log.

Cost modeling, value analysis and target value delivery

*Provide system area quantity survey and cost history (utilizing Eos Cortex) to price cost model and establish target budgets in concert with estimating leadership.
*Utilize estimate, industry knowledge, etc. to provide value analysis to maintain project budgets
*Perform cost studies to assist design team in selection of building systems, materials, and other design requirements. Assist Design Phase Team in steering design to budget.

Self-Performed Work expertise prepare or supervise preparation of all self-performed work scopes utilizing appropriate levels of detail and TCH (Task Code History) to accurately price the work.


*Work with Estimating Leaders, project team and visit project sites to ensure proper allocation and reporting of costs, work hours and quantities to ensure reliability of cost data for use in future estimates.
*Work with Estimating Leaders and Company Cost Historian to record final estimate and, upon project completion, final costs using Eos Cortex for use in cost modeling and in setting targets for future projects.
*Maintain communication with project leadership throughout the project to learn challenges and opportunities encountered to inform future estimates.
*Maintain relationships with Operations Personnel, design partners, trade partners and owners during estimate and beyond.

Strong work ethic, self-starter habits, resourcefulness, and business judgement, using the principles of LeadBLU.

*Actively participate in and prepare topics for group estimating meetings and other company meetings as needed.
*Assist in group / company initiatives as needed.

Below are the skills, knowledge, and abilities you will need to be successful.

*Detail orientation: proven ability to organize and manage multiple project tasks
*Familiarity with building and estimating techniques and software
*Able to lead multiple projects simultaneously.
*Able to use BIM, plans and other project documents to successfully quantify the work.
*Builds industry relationships and works to increase knowledge of all building systems
*Proven ability to lead teams of estimators on larger projects.
*Demonstrated ability to use cost history software in pricing work at micro level (unit prices) as well as macro level (building systems).
*Able to complete self-performed estimates, including general conditions, effectively analyzing data from past projects to price.
*Understands impacts of schedule and logistics on an estimate and effectively includes those impacts in estimates.
*Advances the capabilities of team members through involvement in group and company initiatives, and through coaching and mentoring of less experienced team members.
*Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
*Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
*Able to effectively prepare deliverables and present completed estimates to internal and external customers with complete command of scope and budget
*Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback
*Ability to travel up to 20%


*Associate or Bachelors degree in Estimating, Civil or Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent field experience
*Minimum six years construction industry experience
*Conceptual estimating experience
*Solar experience preferred

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.



  • Heavy Civil
Posted: 2023-05-04 Expires: 2023-06-24

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