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Senior Estimator - Civil Infrastructure

Mortenson Construction
Job Description

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 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 Civil Infrastructure Senior Estimator 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 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 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
  • 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 Request 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

Other duties, as assigned including

  • Research and analyze historical project data for application to current project
  • Assist in selecting building systems
  • Assist in selecting software programs to be utilized
  • Assist in project scheduling

Lead team members

  • Responsible for the direction, training, mentoring, management, and timely performance evaluation of estimators.
6 years construction estimating experience
  • Civil Infrastructure experience required
  • 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
  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Applicable mathematical skills
  • Proficient with building/estimating techniques and software: ISqFt, ICE/Bid2Win, On-Screen Takeoff (OST), Bluebeam/PDF, Google Earth
  • Current driver’s license


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or similar or equivalent experience
  • LEED AP, DBIA professional, preferred

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



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