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Civil Engineering Proposal Lead - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 166577 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers, designers, and estimators that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering firm serving Industrial, Renewable, OGC and Power markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve our focus markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.  We work on a variety of challenging projects across the country.
Our rapidly growing team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for facilities. 


This position will be based out of our Kiewit office in Lenexa, KS.


•    Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (RFP, specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop conceptual design plans for a variety of power generation and industrial projects across the United States.
•    Independently evaluate, select and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to a variety of site development projects. 
•    Develop conceptual civil designs that may include analysis, calculations, research, selection, layout, etc. necessary to develop required design documents.
•    Coordinate proposals with project personnel in all disciplines and departments ranging in moderate to large or complex projects.
•    Collaborate with and manage entry- and mid-level employees for skills development, review work progress and provide direction as needed.
•    Utilize basic civil engineering software packages and computer-aided drafting software in accordance with industry codes and standards.
•    Collaborate with various discipline and subsidiary groups to provide expertise and support project needs.
•    Ability to understand civil construction methods and be able to clearly communicate the means and methods used to price an estimate.
•    Ability to make assumptions based on experience when detailed plans are not provided and front-end estimating is performed based on conceptual level designs. 
•    Ability to perform accurate quantity takeoffs for earthwork, site surfacing, underground piping and drainage.
•    Identifying bid qualifications, risks, and assumptions along with quantities and pricing ensuring estimates and proposals are performed in accordance with company practices and standards.
•    Participate in estimate reviews and presentations to department heads, estimate managers and executive management.
•    Manage comparisons between self-perform estimates and subcontractor quotes.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
•    At least 6 years' minimum relevant experience in Civil Engineering or Civil Construction Estimating function
•    Strong technical background in general Civil-Site Design, drainage systems, grading, utilities and roads/paving
•    Knowledgeable in multiple engineering software, including AutoCAD Civil 3D and storm drainage software
•    Licensed Professional Engineer with NCEES record preferable
•    Travel <20% expected
•    Can provide guidance to less experienced engineers and/or those without previous estimating experience
•    Works collaboratively across departments and involves others in solving problems.  Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines or internal customers for clarity on work.
•    Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner.  Works well with others to accomplish common goals and objectives
•    Follows through on commitments made to internal and external customers and meets all required deadlines
•    Serves as project/discipline point of contact for external and internal customers
•    Able to manage multiple responsibilities with set expectations and meet deadlines


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.

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.

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