NorthWestern Energy Estimator in Bozeman, Montana


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  • 09-Aug-2018 to 23-Aug-2018 (MST)

  • Distribution Operations - MT

  • Bozeman, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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POSTING DATES: August 9, 2018 through August 23, 2018




Distribution Operations--Construction

Work Location

Bozeman, MT


5-6 ($42,300 to $81,700 DOE)

Employment Status

Regular Full-Time

Employment Physical


Drug Test


Background Check


Relocation Benefit



The Estimator is responsible for designing, estimating, and being the project manager for new gas and electric residential and commercial utility installations.


  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

  • Must become familiar with the Capital Business process related to Customer requests for new service and relocates and other processes as assigned

  • Communicates timey and effectively to maintain good working relationships with customers, contractors, engineering firms, and regulators

  • Answer specific questions from customers regarding utility extensions and capital business processes

  • Use locates, mapping, and site visits to establish location of current or nearby utilities, prospective utility routes, and location of critical landscape features such as wetlands, drainage/culverts, traffic concerns, etc.

  • Locate electric, gas, communication, water, sewer and any other pertinent underground facilities

  • Obtain permits as needed

  • Design underground electric and/or gas services and other work as assigned

  • Provide design estimate using Company process for estimating and create job quotes and contracts for the customer

  • Take effective steps to ensure that cost estimates meet company standards

  • Create job quotes and contracts for the customer

  • Take effective steps to ensure that cost estimates meet company standards

  • Manage the implementation of the project design including working with the customers, coordinating with other nearby utility providers, with contractors to ensure site is prepared to grade, with firms providing traffic control, and providing onsite orientation and supervision to crews and contractors carrying out the work

  • Perform capitol forecasting for estimating allocation of man-power hours

  • Clearly and concisely communicate both written and verbally

  • Represent NorthWestern Energy and interact effectively and responsibly with internal company employees, external contractors, agencies, or other groups

  • Drive to work sites, may require overnight stays, and work extended hours including evenings and weekends as required

  • Complete on-call after-hours duties, periodically, for one week at a time; this requires the individual to reside in the greater metro area; includes response to emergency situations and calling personnel out for after-hours activities

  • Work in all weather conditions

  • Perform individual lifts of equipment weighing up to 35 pounds


*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Adapt to technological changes as they are implemented*


  • Must be able to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Business, technical degrees, or extensive construction background or field experience preferred

  • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record

  • First Aid/CPR Certification

  • Knowledge of safety policies/procedures


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.


External applicants should apply online at Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at

NorthWestern Energy

Human Resources Department Job # 2654

West 69th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.