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Renewable Energy Estimator


Calgary, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 124559 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Energy Canada is looking to add an experienced Estimator or Busienss Development professional to our Renewables team with a focus on wind and solar projects. Our key specialties cover all the bases; including engineering and contract review, technical support, personnel training, design considerations, change orders, scheduling, job cost projections, constructability and method analysis. From the home office or on the job site, our integrated services provide support to management and design at all levels during the pre-bid, post-bid and execution cycles.

District Overview

Kiewit Energy Canada is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  We are a major industrial contractor that work on projects that involve construction of oil & gas facilities such as oilsands processing, including steam–assisted gravity drainage facilities, upgrading & refining, midstream facilities, power & co-generation, terminal projects (ex. LNG, LPG, etc.), and major mine developments.  We also have a Modular Yard facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Our engineering branch is a leading-edge division that offers innovative engineering services for our current projects and new pursuits in Canada.  Our design services group are based in Calgary and Houston offering expertise in process, piping, mechanical, electrical and civil/structural disciplines.


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. 


•    Read, understand, and evaluate bid documents, specifications, and drawings to understand the project scope of work and develop a plan for the actual construction to serve as basis for the estimate. 
•    Work with the estimate team on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc. and write formalized questions for submittal. 
•    Prepare complete material and labor takeoffs for wind and solar projects.
•    Complete cost estimates for wind and solar projects.
•    Ensure estimates are completed prior to deadlines.
•    Management of estimating data and proficiency with estimating software (specifically InEight Estimate)
•    Communicate cost estimate details and proposal construction plan to estimate reviewers.
•    Contribute to writing formal technical and commercial questions, clarifications, and proposal sales documents.  
•    Schedule and attend field walk-downs with customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine constructability requirements.
•    Participate in estimate review process with internal and external stakeholders.
•    Assist construction personnel throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding basis of cost estimate.
•    Assist in the preparation and submission of change orders.
•    Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry. 
•    Understand and comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other industry-specific professional and ethical conduct standards.


•    Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with wind and solar projects.
•    5 years of related estimating experience highly preferred.
•    Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel are necessary to be successful in this role.
•    Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
•    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
•    Experience with Bluebeam Revu (PDF markup software) is preferred. 
•    Must have excellent analytical, organizational, verbal, written, and communication skills.
•    Must be a team player and be able to work with various partners from start to finish.
•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical, electrical, civil or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above.
•    Ability to travel and relocate as business requires.

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 a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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.

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