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Mid-Level Estimator - Heavy Civil/Transportation

Location: 

Forth Worth, TX, US

Requisition ID: 101640 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

This is a staff position reporting to the Lead 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 South Central District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more.  Although most of our work is regionally based in the south-central region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the United States. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design.  

Location

This position will be based out of Fort Worth TX.

Responsibilities

•     Develop complete estimates for large, complex jobs.
•     Supervise estimators in the preparation of check estimates for other work, review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or JV partners to determine completeness of data used, procedures, and aid in resolving differences in bid items. 
•     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 and home office legal department opinions. 
•     Conduct site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to identify any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present. 
•     Utilize engineer techniques and procedures to conduct investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures.
•     Perform design work as required by the project that is beyond the estimator scope of experience; handle any major technical problems encountered during bid preparation.
•     Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry.
•     Prepare special engineering studies or reports required by certain bid items or conditions. 
•     Consult with owners on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc

 

Qualifications

 

  • Degree in Engineering or Construction Management with an emphasis in Civil, Structural, Construction Management, Drafting or related fields is preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in construction/estimating, specifically related to Heavy Civil and/or transportation related work.
  • Strong background in Excel as well as Construction Estimating Software
  • Candidates must possess a strong work ethic; good interpersonal skills; demonstrate good organization, verbal and written communication skills; excellent leadership skills.
  • Can travel occasionally and act independently with little or no supervision and as a team player.
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Work as a part of a large or small pursuit team and communicate effectively between departments and other staff members.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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