• Estimator

    Job Locations US-IL-Itasca
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/1/2019 2:45 PM)
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  • Overview

    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 extraordinary 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:


    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?

    Mortenson is currently seeking an Estimator who will be responsible for gathering, calculating, and compiling data in order to produce project estimates; for smaller projects, this position will also prepare the full estimate. 


    What will you be doing?

    • Create project estimates
      • Complete quantity takeoffs 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 General Contractor's and other schedule-driven items
      • Determine all pricing options and the appropriate price for the project
      • Support lead estimator in data input into estimating software program(s)
      • Perform archive filing and historical cost data gathering
    • Participation as project team member
      • Participate in plan and estimate review meetings, other project review meetings, and site investigations, as needed
      • Support lead estimator in gathering 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
      • Provide direction to new Estimators and Engineers as they join the team
    • Other duties as assigned, including:
      • Solicit new bidders when needed, and gather necessary documents for inclusion in future projects
      • May provide training to other estimators and interns
    • Effectively work and build relationships with those of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels



    How will you succeed?

    • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
    • Applicable mathematical skills
    • Familiarity with building/estimating techniques and software: Building Connected, WinEst/Bid2Win, On-Screen Takeoff (OST), Bluebeam/PDF, Google Earth, Revit, Assemble
    • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
    • Ability to interpret and communicat Mortenson policies
    • Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback
    • Ability to travel up to 15%

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Mathematics or equivalent field experience
    • Minimum one-year construction operations experience, including exposure to materials management and project operations
    • Current driver’s license


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


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