Industrial Pipe Estimator


Denver, CO, US Lone Tree, CO, US

Requisition ID: 170908 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: TIC Denver 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Industrial Pipe Estimator would be responsible for taking client requested RFP scope of work and incorporating solutions from the TIC Industrial Estimating group to produce quality pipe estimates for a given Client RFP.  Core objectives include but not limited to: functional understanding and interpretation of RFP documents, application of company historical rate and production information, and foster the development and growth of the estimating department staff through mentoring and improved work processes to meet the needs of industrial clients. #LI-WJ1

District Overview

TIC is a Kiewit Subsidiary that provides direct-hire construction services for industrial projects. TIC Denver has projects in Power, Industrial Manufacturing, Oil Gas Chemical, and Mining across the United States. Its projects range from small capital work up to major EPC projects. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry in an “open-shop” environment. 


This position will sit at our District office located in Lone Tree, Co.  This role does not offer remote or hybrid flexibility. 


•    Perform complete discipline estimate from receipt of bid package through final bid review including but not limited to: site visits, scope determination, MTO, input data into computerized estimating systems, questions to Owner/Engineer and qualifications.
•    Manage the available bid time to insure accurate and timely preparation of a complete estimate.
•    Know and understand the strategy on how to be the competitive bidder.
• Must read and understand specifications and Piping related P&ID’s and Drawings and develop notes for the unique or extraordinary items.
•    At Times be able to perform a conceptual estimate from experience and knowledge of piping.
•    Make it a priority to know the scope of work and estimate inside and out.
•    Know how to build the project (best practices, sequence, geographical challenges etc.). Work with discipline leads to formulate a plan that includes all lessons learned and costs and put that plan to paper.
•    Understand what deliverables by discipline are required and assure that the bidding schedule is met.
•    Take the lead in making sure we are pricing the “lowest cost” in a pipe estimate. 
•    Facilitate Cross-Discipline Communication as needed to assure cross discipline items are included properly.
•    Train and mentor younger estimators in the preparation estimates. 
•    Review estimates prepared by other inter- company estimating groups to determine data completeness and procedures; aid in resolving differences in bid items.
•    Must be capable of handling major technical problems encountered during bid preparation and          problem solve during the estimate timeline. 
•    Stay current on various trends and developments such as new equipment, means & methods, and procedures developing in the industry or specialized discipline (e.g., mechanical, electrical, etc.). 
•    Understand Industrial project past cost company data for benchmarking as used and applied to estimates.
•    Monitor Key Estimate Metrics - Be aware of and monitor key estimating metrics that are looked at by Senior Management and ensure that the estimate falls within the accepted boundaries.  Be able to explain any metrics that may fall outside these accepted boundaries.
•    Provide schedule information for loading with schedulers.
•    Communication with Senior Managers - Communicate critical issues and estimate assumptions up to the Manager as they arise to ensure everyone is on the same page for the reviews to eliminate late changes.
•    Schedule and prepare for the estimate reviews as required within the organization.
•    Conduct a detailed formal review of subcontracts, and permanent material pricing in coordination with Kiewit Supply Network procurement support personnel.
•    Prepare special studies or reports required by the unusual nature of some bids and best explains curtain items or conditions. 
•    Formulate the procurement of materials RFP from piping take-offs and subcontracting strategy working with our internal KSN-Kiewit Supply Network support personnel.


•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical, Civil or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above for a Pipe Estimator.
•    At least Five years’ experience in a related piping role bidding industrial projects.
•    Extensive knowledge through demonstrated experience of heavy industrial construction, especially industrial projects.
•    Strong attention to detail; strong communication, interpersonal, leadership and team-building skills.
•    Excellent negotiation skills.
•    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Bluebeam, Outlook, PowerPoint).
•    Demonstrate through leadership, the desire to win the project.

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.

Base Compensation: $89,706 - $137,810 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

At TIC, we only hire the best — and our family mentality will drive you to continue to be the best. We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, you’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences.

Whether it’s cement for our sidewalks and driveways; aluminum for our automobiles; wood pellets for our grills; paper plates for our picnics; food for our pets or the beverages we consume with our friends, our longstanding work in the industrial market touches the tiny details in our daily lives.

If you want a career that can make an impact, look no further.

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, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Construction, Paper, Pre-Sales, RFP, Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Operations