• Estimator

    Job Locations US-IL-Itasca
    Posted Date 5 months ago(5/16/2018 10:46 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 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?


    Mortenson's Chicago Office is seeking an Estimator to prepare portions of project estimates on large projects and lead the preparation of estimates on small projects.




    Create project estimates

    • Complete quantity takeoffs utilizing estimating software programs for materials, equipment and labor
    • Solicit trade partners to obtain subcontractor and material supplier bids. Prepare vendor proposal comparisons and estimate summary sheets
    • Utilize estimating software programs to organize, sort and price work components
    • Prepare estimate deliverable documents including assumption and clarification documents
    • Participate in value engineering exercises to develop cost savings options
    • Prepare estimates for self-performed work including demolition, concrete, drywall and carpentry work
    • Perform archive filing and historical cost data gathering

    Participation as project team member

    • Participate in site walk thru’s, plan reviews and estimate review meetings
    • Help manage RFI and Addendum logs
    • Provide direction to new Estimators, Engineers and Interns as they join the team


    Other duties as assigned, including:

    • Solicit new bidders when needed, and gather necessary documents for inclusion in future projects




    • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
    • Applicable mathematical skills
    • Familiarity with building/estimating techniques and software: Building Connected, WinEst, On-Screen Takeoff (OST), Assemble, Bluebeam/PDF, Google Earth
    • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
    • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies




    • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
    • Open to change based on diverse input and feedback




    • Associate or Bachelor degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Mathematics or equivalent field experience
    • Minimum one year construction operations or field work experience
    • Current driver's license

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

    **No Agency e-mails, calls or solicitations accepted**




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