• Senior Estimator - Portland, OR

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/20/2019 4:13 PM)
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  • Overview

    Mortenson is seeking an experienced Senior Estimator to join our team in Portland, OR!  The ideal candidate is a skilled and accurate estimator, passionate about preconstruction, and loves people interaction at all levels. 

    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 is honored to receive 40+ Top Workplace Awards since 2002!

    What are you waiting for?!



    In this position, the Senior Estimator will:

    • Lead estimating efforts on large and complex projects
    • Provide conceptual estimates, detailed estimates and detailed self-perform work estimates
    • Organize, research, and strategically plan for estimate preparation, pricing, scheduling, and final submission to the customer
    • Determine which subcontractors to include in bidding and budgeting process
    • Cultivate subcontractor and supplier relationships
    • Determine pricing to be used in final estimate
    • Provide work assignments to the estimating team and ensure accurate estimating information provided is incorporated into final estimate
      • Includes, but not limited to: quantity surveys and cost estimates, subcontractor proposals, research on tax laws, collective bargaining agreements, permits, etc
    • Write and submit Requests for Information
    • Maintain regular interface and open communication
    • Interface regularly with team members, owners, architects, 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
    • Research and analyze historical project data for application to current project
    • Assist in selecting building systems
    • Work collaboratively with designers, working toward creative and cost effective design solutions
    • Assist with Value Analysis
    • Assist in project scheduling
    • Lead estimate reviews with project leadership
    • Present and defend estimates to external partners and customers
    • Lead team members
      • Responsible for the direction, training, mentoring, management, and timely performance evaluation of estimators


    • Associates or Bachelors degree in Construction, Civil, Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent field experience
    • Minimum eight years of construction estimating experience; experience leading estimates on large, complex commercial projects over $30 million
    • Strong conceptual estimating ability
    • Applicable mathematical skills
    • Proven ability to fulfill all responsibilities for multiple, complex projects
    • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
    • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
    • Microsoft Office, project and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level; experience with WinEst, On-screen Takeoff, VICO, Building Connected, and Assemble preferred
    • 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
    • Current driver’s license

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







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