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Estimating Department Manager - Oil, Gas, & Chemical


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 157508 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Energy US District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Estimating Department Manager duties include, but are not limited to reading and interpreting documents, subcontractor solicitation, leading a team of estimators, analyzing drawing and specifications, reviewing and assisting with proposals, presentation of estimates to clients, managing 3rd party cost estimating contractors, and other duties as required to prepare cost estimates for various projects. Conceptual estimating, private client preconstruction services, design-assist and EPC management, and means based cost estimating experience is strongly preferred.

District Overview

Kiewit Energy was established to better serve the diverse and expanding energy market. Kiewit Energy provides cohesive engineering, procurement and construction services to the oil, gas, refining, chemicals, petrochemicals, biofuels, and other process industries. Early Contract Involvement presence offering clients long-term relationships, providing integrated schedules, realistic construction estimates, and construction driven execution planning. 


This position will be based at our Energy Corridor office in Houston, TX. 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. 


  • Implement and oversee district estimating program and activities including the development of policies and procedures. 
  • Assist district manager in the review of all estimates; maintain past cost history and comparable details.
  • Maintain training program for estimating staff, update and maintain lead estimator and sponsor manuals 
  • Coordinate with the business development department in the preparation of proposal documents. 
  • Participate in and manage estimate reviews and bid submittals 
  • Ensure training of all new graduates is scheduled for engineers in estimating and Field Engineer duties. 
  • Provide estimating support for numerous projects, solicit, evaluate and incorporate vendor or manufacturer material and subcontract pricing.
  • Prepare recaps, pricing sheets, bid forms and other proposal documents for in-house review and bid submittal.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management with an emphasis in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering is preferred.  
  • At least 10 years’ estimating experience in estimating practices within the Oil, Gas, & Chemical EPC space. 
  • Strong work ethic and interpersonal, organization and leadership skills. 
  • Ability to work on a team as well as work independently with little or no supervision. 
  • Experience with standard office computer software.
  • Results oriented with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to travel as company needs dictate. 


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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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: Houston

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