Estimator III-Solutions
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

Company Overview:

Mortenson's success is not a matter of luck; it's 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 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 extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" over 40 times since 2002...

...What are you waiting for?

The Big Picture:

The Electric Vehicle industry in the United States is experiencing rapid growth and we are building the infrastructure to support it. We are working with the top electric vehicle and charger manufacturers on a daily basis and collaboratively driving innovation in the industry. Come join us in building the future!

Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Estimator to provide leadership, coordination, and final preparation of estimates for a wide range of project types and sizes, specifically in the electric vehicle and microgrid markets. Strong communication skills are necessary as you will be interacting with staff at all levels. Your problem-solving abilities, thoughtful approach, efficiency, and integrity will be vital to your success in this role. Exposure to industrial and large commercial electrical applications is highly transferrable to electric vehicle infrastructure.

What will you be doing?

Starting at conceptual design our Electrical Estimators work with our project leads, customers, and internal and external designers to fully understand the electrical scope for their projects and create the budget that aligns with this scope. In many cases they are instrumental in finding effective design and cost solutions to enable these projects to move forward. The Electrical Estimator will also be a primary contact for the trade contractors on these projects, evaluating and communicating scope and validating the budgets that are received. Our Electrical Estimators can expect to work on a multitude of projects primarily in electric vehicle infrastructure, microgrids, and energy storage.

Organization, flexibility, excellent customer focus, and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include:

  • Participate in project pursuit kickoff and strategy meetings
  • Build Project Estimates - Conceptual, budget, and detailed
  • Complete quantity take-offs and summations of materials
  • Solicit trade partners, obtain bid estimates, and time projections for preparing vendor proposal comparisons and estimate summary sheets
  • Help in preparing, organizing, and coordinating Request for Proposal documents and schedules, utilizing schedule information to estimate project General Conditions and other items where schedule is important
  • Effectively scope all vendor and trade partner proposals
  • Determine all pricing options and the appropriate price for the project
  • Data input into estimating software program(s)
  • Perform archive filing and historical cost data gathering
  • Participate in plan and estimate review meetings, other project review meetings, customer meetings and site investigations, as needed
  • Gather information from local government and private entities that may affect project (i.e. permits, hearings, etc.)
  • Help manage Addendum log and documents from customers/clients
  • Solicit new bidders when needed, and collect necessary documents for inclusion in future projects
  • Provide direction to new Estimators and Engineers as they join the team

Provide training and mentoring to other estimators and interns

How will you succeed?

  • Minimum five-year commercial, industrial or MEP construction operations experience, including exposure to materials management and project operations
  • Current driver's license
  • Experience with commercial, industrial or MEP electrical estimating and/or electrical industry experience
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and handle multiple project tasks
  • Applicable mathematical skills
  • Familiarity with building/estimating techniques and software: ISqFt, ICE/Bid2Win, On-Screen Takeoff (OST), Bluebeam/PDF, Google Earth
  • Positive professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies


  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in Estimating, Construction Management, or equivalent field experience

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



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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