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Senior Civil Estimator - Kiewit Power Delivery

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US Raleigh, NC, US Columbus, OH, US

Requisition ID: 144480 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Delivery 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

This is a staff position reporting to the Lead Estimator.  You will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for various projects throughout Kiewit's markets.  Also able to make assumptions based on experience with detailed plans are not provided and front end estimating is performed based on conceptual level designs.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery. is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil & gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

 

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities where we live. We have invested in industry-leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

 

We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to delivering for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.
 

Location

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 

Responsibilities

•     Develop complete estimates for large, complex jobs.
•     Supervise estimators in the preparation of check estimates for other work, review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or JV partners to determine completeness of data used, procedures, and aid in resolving differences in bid items. 
•     Review owner plans and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project; develop plan for the actual construction to serve as basis for the estimate.
•     Reviews all bid and contract documents and home office legal department opinions. 
•     Conduct site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to identify any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present. 
•     Utilize engineer techniques and procedures to conduct investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures.
•     Perform design work as required by the project that is beyond the estimator scope of experience; handle any major technical problems encountered during bid preparation.
•     Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry.
•     Prepare special engineering studies or reports required by certain bid items or conditions. 
•     Consult with owners on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc.

Qualifications

•     Undergraduate or graduate degree in civil or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above
•     7+ years' related experience
•     Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with transmission lines and/or concrete structures
•     Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
•     Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)

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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.

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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