Company Overview:

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, one of the nation’s top contractors, is recruiting for an experienced Estimator for projects in our Mountain States region.  We combine more than 75 years of construction expertise with the newest technologies in order to meet our clients' needs.  We serve owners, architects, and developers with a commitment to teamwork and quality and are constantly looking for people to help us achieve our company goals.

This position is responsible for providing detailed conceptual estimates from pre-construction schematic and design documents and/or from construction plans and specifications for large, diverse, and complex projects.

Because safety is paramount to AP and embedded into everything we do, all team members are responsible for working safely within our Incident and Injury Free culture.

Job Overview:

Key Accountabilities of the role include:

  • Prepare bids, conceptual cost models, and budgets; perform quantitative analyses of construction documents and project program requirements
  • Review plans, specifications, and pricing. Secure pricing from subcontractors and material suppliers.  Perform take-offs and pricing for concrete, rough carpentry, demo, and other miscellaneous scopes of work.  Also, define and assemble accurate General Conditions/General Requirements costs.
  • Provide consultative guidance on constructability, schedule, phasing, and staffing
  • Build and manage subcontractor relationships; facilitate bids and presentations
  • Build and facilitate collaborative team processes among project participants including contractors, owner/developers, design professionals, and subcontractors


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, or related field and 4+ years of related experience or completion of an Associate degree and 5+ years of related experience
  • Proficient in detailed estimate organization and take-off including being well versed in conceptual estimating/schematic estimating
  • Strong familiarity with project schedules and durations for various types of facilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the construction field, building systems, subcontractor specialties, regulatory compliance, and technology
  • Strong office computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel) and familiarity with estimating software
  • Ability to travel to client and project sites as required
  • Highly developed skills (listening, influence management, consensus development) paired with outstanding presentation skills. Ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Strong analytical and logic skills with the ability to maintain a high degree of precision on detailed work
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously under time constraints

Est. salary range $69K-$90K before bonus, dependent on experience.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Adolfson & Peterson Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer           

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.