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Piling Estimator


Antioch, CA, US

Requisition ID: 135180 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Join a leader in Precast Fabrication!  We are looking for a Piling/Girder Design Engineer/Estimator for our KIE-CON team.  In this role, you will focus on piling estimates - for foundations and girders, for many applications including Roads, Bridges, Marinas, and buildings.  As an Engineer/Estimator, you will provide insight and guidance to optimizing fabrication of piling and girders for our customers, as well as prepare, review and present completed precast prestressed piling/girder estimates for current and new clients who span North America.   Piling estimates are focused on the optimization of pile reinforcement (size of pile, detailing, size of reinforcement, for example).   You may lead and direct other engineers/estimators and provide estimating assistance and guidance to projects and customer, as well as perform cost analysis. 

District Overview

KIE-CON is a division of Kiewit, located in our Northern California district, and known to be Northern California's Precast Fabrication Experts.  While our technical expertise in precast and prestressed concrete is complex, the KIE-CON approach is simple. We do what it takes to bring projects from concept to reality. We deliver products that meet the most stringent quality, schedule, and cost requirements. We solve problems, ensuring our clients fully leverage the benefits of precast and prestressed concrete.  Our track record spans more than 60 years across a wide variety of applications-from bridge elements and pilings to marinas and buildings.  KIE-CON builds product for nearly all applications.  A controlled environment ensures the highest quality in precast today. We ensure quality, high strength, true shapes and surfaces with finishes that meet the designer’s expectations.  Our products include Precast piling, Bridges and Roads Precast, Marine Precast, Precast Building Components, and Custom Precast Design and Fabrication.  



The location for this position is in our fabrication facility in Antioch California.  We would offer relocation assistance to individuals willing to relocate to the area. 


Develop complete precast prestressed estimates, but specifically precast piling estimates.
Develop complete precast prestressed shop drawings and design reinforcing to meet EOR design calculations
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 
Utilize engineer techniques and procedures to conduct investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures.
Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry.
Consult with contractors, owners and engineers on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc.
Assist in estimating installation and trucking for precast product and develop relationships with subcontractors.


5+ years of construction experience with at least 2 years of experience in estimating on infrastructure projects, with piling estimating experience as part of those 2 years. 
Degree in engineering or related field is preferred or experience working hands-on in piling/girder fabrication. 
Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with highway, heavy civil, and/or concrete structures with a focus on precast concrete
Broad knowledge and ability to understand project scheduling, cost control, specifications, and engineering drawings.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Experience with CAD 2D required for detailing;  3D Modeling software preferred.
Exceptionally strong attention to detail, oral and written communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
Possess strong analytical/mathematical and computer skills.
Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
Knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and techniques, construction safety and current building code requirements.

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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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