Senior Estimator - Power Delivery Great Lakes Region


Columbus, OH, US

Requisition ID: 171261 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Delivery 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Kiewit Power Delivery Senior Estimator is a career-level professional focused on accurately estimating the cost of bid build projects in the power delivery market.  The Senior Estimator may work as an individual or lead a team of estimators to develop the cost to complete project scope.  This position understands and owns the estimate throughout the process while following Kiewit estimating standards.  The Senior Estimator is expected to estimate work at the lowest probable costs by engaging with regional leadership to determine construction means and methods, develop effective build strategies while utilizing other departments as resources such as scheduling, procurement, etc.  The Senior Estimator has the opportunity to learn and understand other roles of Kiewit’s Power Delivery business to continue career development and to support the development of entry-level/early career estimators.  The Senior Estimator will present estimates to the executive leadership team in Kiewit Power Delivery during estimate reviews. The Kiewit Power Delivery Midwest Region Senior Estimator is expected to work in a hybrid setting partially in Kiewit’s Lenexa, Kansas Power Headquarters and partially from home. #LI-WJ1

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery. is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil & gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry. 

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available. 

We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success. 


This position is based out of our regional office located in New Albany, Ohio. Must be local to the area or willing to relocate. 


•    Follows company standards and processes to develop complete and accurate bid-build estimates for the Region
•    Trains and mentors others in the preparation of Estimates. Reviews estimates prepared by other estimators or partners as required.
•    Reads and interpret Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, construction drawings, and specifications to understand the scope of the project and ensure the Estimate/Proposal satisfies RFP obligations
•    Coordinates and facilitates project meetings 
•    Collaborates with the Estimating Team and Regional Sponsors on means and methods, value-added concepts, and build a strategy 
•    Develops Project schedule
•    Completes and/or compiles all material takeoffs for the estimate
•    Ensures all Subcontracts and Permanent Material quotes are issued and coordinated to ensure the Scope of work is clear and pricing is accurate.
•    Establishes Labor wages and unit rates for tasks 
•    Develops Staff and Equipment schedules as well as other indirect costs associated with the project.
•    Ensures all costs are accurately entered into the estimating program (Ineight Estimate)
•    Identifies Risks as well as Mitigation techniques
•    Develops and reviews comparisons with past projects
•    Prepares estimate review books and assists in providing Proposal information and documentation. 
•    Travel to project sites to collect data, as required


•    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
•    At least 7 years’ experience in a related role
•    Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
•    Knowledge and understanding of construction means/methods
•    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, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Developed organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

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 - $134,560 
(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.

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: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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