Preconstruction Manager - Kiewit

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 172171 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Cherne District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

 

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial Group is looking for a Preconstruction Manager/Estimating Manager that can lead various estimates more than $500 million for vertical buildings in the Advanced Technology Facilities (ATF) markets of semiconductor, data center, and battery manufacturing facilities. Duties will include but are not limited to leading a team of estimators, participating in, and implementing win strategies, preparing conceptual estimates using historical and current market data and metrics, presenting estimates to executive management and clients, reading and interpreting documents, solicitating subcontractors, analyzing drawings and specifications, providing lowest cost design options for the lowest cost installation of construction, value management, reviewing and assisting with proposals, and other duties as required to prepare cost estimates/proposals for various types of work, including self-perform.

District Overview

Cherne Contracting is one of Kiewit’s oldest districts. Founded in 1916. Cherne is a valuable part of
Kiewit and is well known for safety and quality of execution in amazing projects within the oil, gas
and chemical sectors. Alone and with other Kiewit districts through internal joint ventures, Cherne
not only provides challenges but the stability and career development opportunities expected in a
world-class multi-billion-dollar organization.

Kiewit Industrial is a rapidly growing team, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Advanced Technology Facilities (ATF), Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities.  

 

Location

This position is based out of Lenexa, KS. 

Responsibilities

•    Give guidance to estimators and engineers in the development phase of a collaborative contract model.
•    Participate in task force meetings with the designer and bring constructability to the project solution.
•    Developing the logic behind the project schedule (sequencing works)
•    Communicate and present detail to executive management, permitting agencies, stakeholders, owners, etc. 
•    Analyze drawings and specifications to evaluate risks and opportunities. 
•    Reviewing and assisting with proposals and working with the estimating team for various components of the work to evaluate the best value for money/options.  
•    Support the selection of key subcontractors and trade partners.
•    Demonstrate excellent collaborative behaviors in a multi-stakeholder environment and foster a culture of innovation.

Qualifications

•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, or other engineering disciplines. Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or construction-related technology, OR. 
•    Ability to generate conceptual estimates for the Advance Technology Facilities market 
•    Ability to lead estimates and multiple teams.
•    Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time.
•    Strong attention to detail; strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team-building skills.
•    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint) 

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•    Demonstrated through leadership, and the desire to win the project

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Cherne. With mechanical and heavy industrial projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Cherne, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of self-performed construction services in areas like equipment, civil/structural, electrical, instrumentation and insulation work, in addition to the core mechanical services— all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.


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