Walga MTE is seeking a dynamic, proactive, and self-starting Construction Estimator to join our team. This position is responsible for preparing and estimating budget costs for federal construction projects by studying plans and specifications. The Construction Estimator will report to the Director of Contract Operations.


  • Evaluates offers to purchase by site requirements, additions, and costing changes.
  • Resolves cost differences by analyzing and collecting info.
  • Writes up and presents budgets, reports, and project plans.
  • Develops bids for construction projects.  
  • Produces written proposals, cost estimates, budgets, and updates for clients and project managers.
  • Provides accurate and clear quantity takeoff information to provide a detailed list of materials and assess the total construction costs.
  • Works closely with architects and other professionals.
  • Schedules meetings with clients, site managers, and staff.
  • Navigates and understands building codes.
  • Processes paperwork and travels to building sites as required.
  • Monitors construction processes.
  • Stays up to date with safety codes and improvements in construction.
  • Visit federal construction sites on various military installments to obtain necessary client requirement information.


  • Bachelors’ degree in civil engineering, accounting, construction management, or related field is required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the construction industry – project estimating or construction management is needed.
  • Understanding of accounting, data and risk analysis, research methodology, and estimation metrics.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and construction estimating software.
  • Candidate must have knowledge of relevant technical and non-technical documents, exceptional quantitative skills, and outstanding research and proposal writing skills.
  • Must have the ability to negotiate with seasoned Sales personnel.
  • Current or ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) SECRET clearance.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Travel is required.

About Walga MTE: 

Walga MTE provides high quality construction and EPA services to Federal, state, and local governments. Walga MTE is owned by the Modoc Nation of Miami, Oklahoma, a federally recognized Native American Tribe, and is a registered SBA Small Disadvantaged Business and certified 8(a) company.

At Walga MTE, we know employee well-being is important. That’s why we’re committed to making resources available to you that will enable you to become happier, healthier, and more productive in all areas of your life. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Generous PTO Package
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Health Benefits Effective Immediately (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Employer Paid Life and AD&D 
  • 401K and Immediate Company Matching
  • Education Assistance
  • Paid Parental Leave

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Position will remain open until filled.

Native American preference will be observed in all hiring practices. The Modoc Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Modoc Nation