Estimator III
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

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?

Big Picture:

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. 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.

Do you have a real passion for being part of a creative, forward thinking organization estimating some of the highest profile, diverse projects in the industry, while utilizing the most efficient and up to date technology?

What will you be doing?

Your organization, flexibility, extraordinary customer focus, problem solving skills and strong communication are essential in helping our customers find the right solutions for their construction projects:

Craft project estimates

  • Complete quantity survey and pricing for all scopes of work individually or as part of a team depending on project size to ensure all work is included in each estimate
  • Prepare trade partner strategy working with project team to ensure a cost effective and comprehensive approach.
  • Evaluate trade partner budgets and bids
  • Prepare value engineering and project options studies to ensure best value for our clients
  • Perform historical cost data gathering

Participate as a project team member

  • Participate in plan and estimate review meetings, other project review meetings and site investigations, as needed
  • Assist lead estimator with gathering information from local government and private entities that may affect project (i.e. permits, wage requirements, etc.)
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to new estimators as appropriate

How will you succeed?

  • Minimum six year's construction operations experience, including exposure to materials management and project operations
  • Current driver's license
  • 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


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

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

Visa sponsorship is not offered for this position.



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