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Sr. Estimator - Heavy Civil - FL


Orlando, FL, US

Requisition ID: 144537 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Industrial 

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's Southeast District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include building bridges, airports, mass transit systems, canals, dams, pump stations or tunnels.  Although most of our work is regionally based in the southeast region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the east coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design.  


This location is based in Orlando, FL.


  • This is a staff position reporting to a Lead Estimator.
  • Estimating functions and associated workflows in a team environment.
  • Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for large, complex projects.
  • Ensuring estimates and proposals are performed in accordance with company practices and standards.
  • Establish and maintain budget control during Estimating & Preconstruction phases of the project.
  • Coordinate internal and external input required for estimates and proposals.
  • Participating in estimate reviews and presentations to senior management.
  • Assist with training of estimating staff.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with subcontractors and suppliers throughout the pre-bid process, including solicitation of bids and constructability input.
  • Manage comparisons between self-perform estimates and subcontractor quotes.
  • Prequalification and Proposal assistance functions
  • Preparing value engineering solutions; including cost, schedule, and Owner benefits.
  • Preparing responses to Request for Qualifications (RFQ's) and Request for Proposals (RFP's).
  • Participating in client interview presentations for negotiated bids.
  • Providing rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimates and phasing schedules.


  • Degree in Engineering with an emphasis in Civil, Structural, Construction Management, Drafting or related fields is preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience in construction/estimating
  • Background in hard bid and design build procurement
  • Strong background in Excel as well as Construction Estimating Software
  • Candidates must possess a strong work ethic; good interpersonal skills; demonstrate good organization, verbal and written communication skills; excellent leadership skills.
  • Can travel occasionally and act independently with little or no supervision and as a team player.
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Work as a part of a large project team including both in-house inter-discipline engineers and construction superintendents to provide clients the industry’s best of both engineering, procurement, and construction.


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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 Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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