Lead Estimator - Kiewit Power Constructors

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 170537 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Constructors District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Estimating Lead, you will prepare, review and present estimates for projects in the power industry.  In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating with multiple internal construction discipline estimators, acquiring pricing for construction support services and performing construction cost analysis. 

District Overview

Kiewit Power Constructors (KPC) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Generation utilizing a union craft force.  Kiewit Power Constructors builds major EPC power plant and solar projects throughout North America

Location

This position is located in Lenexa, KS. Relocation may be offered. 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare construction indirect cost estimates ensuring all factors are properly considered, priced, and included in each estimate.
  • Support project manager in development of project schedules
  • Determine requirements for staffing, equipment, and temporary facilities
  • Review project documents to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project
  • Develop a plan for construction for each project
  • Review all bid and contract documents and home office legal department opinions
  • Review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or partners to determine completeness of data.
  • Assist in collection and analysis of man-hour and cost information from past and on-going projects
  • Keep current on various trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods, and procedures that are developing in the industry
  • Prepare studies or reports required by the unusual bid items or conditions.

Qualifications

•     Undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical, electrical, civil or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above
•     5+ years of related construction experience, field or office. 
•     Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex EPC or bid/build projects
•     Skilled in Blueprint reading
•     Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills 
•     Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•     Experience in Bluebeam preferred

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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.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

 

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


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