Mechanical Estimator - Kiewit Power Constructors


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 170622 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Constructors District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Mechanical Equipment Estimator, you will prepare, review, and present estimates for projects in the power industry.  In this role, you will be responsible for performing construction installation manhour and cost analysis, coordinating with multiple internal construction discipline estimators, and acquiring pricing for construction support services.

District Overview

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


This position is located in Lenexa, KS


  • Support development of complete mechanical equipment estimates for large, complex power projects across North America
  • Determine installation quantities necessary for mechanical work based on drawings, specifications, and past project equipment arrangements
  • Develop and review bid packages for subcontractor and suppliers as required for the work
  • Develop crane plans and determine construction equipment necessary to install mechanical equipment. 
  • Review the owner’s RFP and plans/specifications to gain a comprehensive understanding of the project
  • Prepare and present your estimate to management team and external clients
  • Collaborate with the disciplines to eliminate any gaps in work scope and/or technical deliverables
  • Uphold a professional relationship with the estimating team, clients, subcontractors, and suppliers while consulting on various facets of the estimate process
  • Stay aware of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods, and procedures that are developing across the company and industry
  • Mentor and train young Field Engineers and Estimators.


  • 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 as described above. 
  • 5+ years of related construction, field, or office experience
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex EPC or bid/build projects, specifically mechanical equipment scope
  • Skilled in Blueprint reading and understanding/visualizing mechanical drawings and P&ID's
  • 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, Hard Dollar, 3D Lift Plan, and/or SketchUp preferred but not required. 


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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