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Electrical Estimator - Northern California District


Fairfield, CA, US

Requisition ID: 135219 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

This is a staff position reporting to the Chief Estimator.  You will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for various projects throughout Kiewit’s markets.  Also able to make assumptions based on experience with detailed plans are not provided and front end estimating is performed based on conceptual level designs.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Northern California District is one of Kiewit’s leading infrastructure districts specializing in various types of work in the heavy civil, power, transportation, and water resource markets. Although most of our work is regionally based in Northern California, we also pursue various projects across the west coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry rather than design. 


This position will be based out of Fairfield, CA


• Ability to look at electrical deliverables and understand construction needs.
• Ability to develop scope from RFP and work with discipline team to estimate work without gaps or overlaps.
• Identifies and collaborates with his/her discipline to eliminate any gaps in technical deliverables for estimates.
• Brings solutions to team with cost analysis.
• Knowledgeable about industry norms for engineering estimating metrics and ratios, and will identify and explain reasons for any deviations from these norms.
• Identify and assess technical risks and recommend appropriate risk mitigation.
• Leads and promotes efforts to find innovative estimating methods to generate consistent, cost effective and accurate solutions to tight schedules and quick turnaround on estimates.
• Ensures team has resources to identify and define best-cost/best-practice solutions and alternatives for estimates.
• Knowledgeable about codes and standards to review engineering.
• Identify relatively common code and spec interpretations that will yield a well-proven, technically compliant but more cost effective, fit-for-purpose design.
• Suggest appropriate alternatives for consideration by engineering team as needed.
• Collaborates with engineering team for expertise.
• Identifies changes in scope of work and conveys any estimate and/or schedule impact to the team.
• Exhibits consistency in work.
• Collaborates with procurement and estimating team to ensure pricing and quantities are correct.



•     Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or a construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above
•     Minimum 3 years' experience working on an estimating team, specifically with focus on the electrical scope of work.
•     Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with construction, preferably in the Water/Wastewater market.
•     Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
•     Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)


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: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Fairfield

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