Preconstruction Manager


Phoenix, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 169834 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Southwest District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Kiewit's Southwest District is looking for a Preconstruction Manager that can lead various estimates up to $250+ million for large infrastructure projects. Duties will include, but are not limited to leading a team of estimators, participate and implement win strategies, presentation of estimates to Executive Management and estimates to clients, reading and interpreting documents, subcontractor solicitation, analyze drawing and specifications for risk. Reviewing and assisting with proposals, managing 3rd party cost estimating contractors, and other duties as required to prepare cost estimates for various types of work (including self-perform).

District Overview

Kiewit Southwest District specializes in heavy civil, transportation and water projects, we typically self-perform a large portion of the work. We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, PCCP paving, utilities and more. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry with safety, quality, costs and schedule in mind.


This position will be based out of Phoenix, AZ.


  • Leading a team of estimators and engineers in large pursuits.
  • Task management, strategies, resource leveling and responsible for estimate close out processes.
  • Leading teams in multiple estimates and pursuits.
  • Communicate and present a detailed estimate to Executive Management.
  • Communicate and present estimates to clients.
  • Analyze drawings and specifications to evaluate risk and facilitate win strategies.
  • Reviewing and assisting with proposals and other documentation to prepare cost estimates for various projects.
  • Become proficient in Kiewit’s estimating program, “In Eight Estimate”.
  • Provide leadership and strategy in subcontractor and vendor selection process.
  • Implement District Estimating Programs, Management reviews and activities.
  • Includes implementing company policies and procedures.
  • Implement District Training program for Estimating staff.



  • Undergraduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineer
  • At least 10 years of preconstruction experience required where you have been the Preconstruction Manager for at least half that time.
  • Ability to lead large estimates and lead multiple teams.
  • Passion for preconstruction and estimating.
  • Strong communication skills both in person and virtual.
  • Strong work ethic and self-starter is a must.
  • Ability to utilize computers, and experienced with Microsoft Office, Excel, On Screen takeoff, other estimating software programs.
  • Willingness to learn new systems. Kiewit utilizes a proprietary estimating program, “InEight Estimate”. 
  •  Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with limited instruction and implement successful action items.
  • Applicant must be proficient with conceptual, design assist, hard bid and self-perform estimating.
  • Results orientated with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Must be detail oriented and technically sound with good communication skills.
  • Interested in professional development and continued education.

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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