Logistics Specialist 2


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 172695 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Supply Chain Management 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Based in our Houston Office, the Logistics Specialist II (Estimating) executes the strategies and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) established by the logistics team to support all aspects of the estimate from kickoff to turn over. This involves close collaboration with Internal Stakeholders as well as 3PL (Third Party Logistics and Trucking companies) Transportation Coordinators. Core objectives include but not limited to functional understanding and interpretation of RFP documents, application of company historical rate and logistics information, as well as foster the development and growth of the logistics estimating through improved work processes to meet the needs of Projects and Districts. #LI-WJ1

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building and mining. Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service that ensures equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price and delivered on schedule. 


Houston, TX. 


  • Prepare estimates for subcontracted and self-perform transportation work for all modes of Transportation
  • Interface with other discipline estimators to ensure scope alignment.
  • Input quantities into estimating tool software, apply unit pricing based on actual historical costs using Kiewit database. In the absence of historical costs, able to prepare a theoretical estimate.
  • Research historical projects to determine past-costs applicable to the work being performed.
  • Select shipment routes, based on nature of goods shipped, transit times, or security needs
  • Perform top-down estimates (high-level ROMs) and bottoms up estimates by analyzing every aspect of every operation in detail.
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages – includes compiling quantities and writing detailed scope. Answer technical questions from bidders and work with Projects and Districts to compile quote comparison sheet.
  • Prepare and present estimate review packet.
  • Prepare transportation schedule based on activity, scope, sequence, duration, and resources loading such as manhours and quantity.
  • Working knowledge of Kiewit standard account codes, apply correct account codes to estimate work.
  • Continuous improvement such as self-paced training and estimate debrief sessions.
  • Ensure documentation is accurately processed, distributed, and released to carrier, forwarders, customers, and agents in a timely manner. Account for proper transit times and customs clearance documentation deliverables instructions are communicated.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • A four-year college or university degree in related materials transportation, logistics or expediting field; or an associate degree plus two years of experience in a related materials transportation, logistics or expediting management field; or a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) 
  • 8 years' experience estimating logistics for Capital Projects 
  • At least 5 years of experience in a related materials transportation, logistics or expediting position is preferred.  
  • SAP Knowledge is a plus. 
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Flexible and highly motivated.
  • Have a strong work ethic and professional demeanor.  
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be team player but able to work independently, to meet intense deadlines, goals and objectives.

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.
  • 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

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Operations, Engineering