Estimator - Infrastructure


Phoenix, AZ, US Glendale, AZ, US Buckeye, AZ, US Benson, AZ, US Goodyear, AZ, US Flagstaff, AZ, US Scottsdale, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 172352 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Southwest District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Estimator, you will prepare, review and present discipline estimates for specific project proposal activities. In this role, you will provide estimating assistance and guidance to projects, develops conceptual estimates and performs cost analysis. You will be responsible for assisting in the development of discipline/service estimators, developing and updating historical databases, and assisting in the development of department procedures. Provides direction to others on project/program level tasks.

District Overview

Southwest District specializes in heavy civil, transportation, water, wastewater and power projects and we typically self-perform a large portion of the work.   


Phoenix, AZ. 

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. 


•    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 heavy civil construction projects.  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.
  • Able to perform accurate quantity takeoffs for earthwork, concrete work, and underground piping and drainage.
  • Identifying bid qualifications, risks, and assumptions along with quantities and pricing
  • Ensuring estimates and proposals are performed in accordance with company practices and standards.
  • Participating in estimate reviews and presentations to estimate lead and department leads.
  • 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.
  • Ability to Analyze Subcontractor and Material Quotes for responsiveness to the Estimate and Project requirements

•    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).
  • Providing rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimates and phasing schedules.


•    Degree in Engineering or Construction Management with an emphasis in Civil, Structural, Construction Management, Drafting or related fields is preferred.
•    2+ years’ experience in construction/estimating, preferably on heavy civil related construction projects
•    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 or small pursuit team and communicate effectively between departments and other staff members.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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