• Senior Estimator - Electrical Transmission and Substation

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/13/2017 9:49 AM)
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  • 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 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" 38 times regionally over the past decade…

    …What are you waiting for?!


    Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Senior Estimator – Electrical Transmission and Substations 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 Senior Estimator will provide leadership, coordination, and final preparation of full estimates on self-performed large and complex work projects.


    Organization, flexibility, outstanding customer focus and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include, but are not limited to:

    • Lead electrical estimating efforts on large and complex projects
    • Provide conceptual estimates, detailed estimates, detailed self-perform work estimates and cost models
    • Organize, research, and strategically plan for estimate preparation, pricing, scheduling, and final submission to the customer
    • Determine which subcontractors to include in bidding process
    • Determine pricing to be used in final estimate
    • Includes, but not limited to: quantity surveys and cost estimates, vendor and subcontractor proposals, research on tax laws, collective bargaining agreements, permits, etc.
    • Write and submit Request for Information
    • Interface regularly with team members, owners, and engineers to ensure complete understanding of the project scope
    • Ensure that team members, including subcontractors, understand initial project requirements and on-going updates to those requirements
    • Other duties, as assigned including
      • Research and analyze historical project data for application to current project
      • Assist in project scheduling
      • Lead team members
      • Responsible for the direction, training, mentoring, and management of estimators


    Required Skills:

    • 6 to 8 years self-perform construction estimating experience  
    • 6 years with high voltage 345kv and higher
    • Experience estimating self-perform electrical projects including crew compositions and labor productivities
    • Experience with self-perform construction of Transmission and Substation 
    • Organized and detailed with proven ability to fulfill all responsibilities for multiple, complex projects
    • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
    • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
    • Proficient with building/estimating techniques and software:  Bid2Win, On-Screen Takeoff (OST), Bluebeam/PDF, Google Earth, Microsoft Project
    • Current driver’s license


    • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent experience such as working as a journeyman lineman, electrician, or project manager on high voltage projects will also be considered.


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




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