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EPC Estimate Sponsor - Kiewit Power Delivery


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 135919 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Delivery 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Kiewit Power Delivery EPC Estimate Sponsor is a career-level professional focused on leading high-performing estimating teams in the power delivery market.  You are the driver of our Power Delivery Estimates. Your role is critical to get early vision and feedback from our Area Manager(s) and District Manager for the team to accurately estimate the job. This position understands and owns the estimate throughout the process while following Kiewit estimating standards.  The Estimate Sponsor is expected to lead the estimating team to the lowest probable costs by determining the optimal construction means and methods, developing effective build/proposal strategies, and leveraging other Kiewit resources to complete our challenging power delivery estimates.  The Estimate Sponsor has the opportunity to learn and understand other roles of Kiewit’s Power Delivery business to continue their career development.  The Estimate Sponsor will present estimates to the executive leadership team during estimate reviews.

The Kiewit Power Delivery EPC Estimate Sponsor is expected to work in the Lenexa, Kansas office and travel as needed to support their estimate workload.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery. is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil & gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry-leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


This position is located in Lenexa, KS.


•    Active management to Kiewit’s estimating fundamentals - no embedded contingency; finding the most probable cost; challenging your team to value engineer every estimate.
•    Understanding staff needs and communicating those needs to PD Estimating Management so your team can meet estimate's demand.
•    BE ENGAGED and keep the estimate team progressing.
•    Learn, know, and understand Kiewit’s Keys to Sponsoring Estimates.
•    Be the consistent presence and driver to get our estimates complete on time, at the right cost, and within budget.
•    Develop the strategic plan and estimate philosophy for the estimate(s).
•    Develop the Project and Estimate Schedules.
•    Review/Approve Staff and Equipment schedules as well as other indirect costs associated with the estimate.
•    Verify all costs are accurately entered into Kiewit’s estimating system.
•    Manage and develop the final estimate proposal.
•    Review the final commercial documents.
•    Review/Approve the Estimate Risks and Opportunities.
•    Review/Approve the Estimate Clarifications & Exceptions.
•    Review/Approve all the Major Equipment and Subcontract.
•    Travel to project/estimate sites to collect data, as required.
•    Support post bid efforts and communication with Owners.


•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or construction-related tech¬nology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above
•    At least seven years’ experience in a related role
•    Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
•    Knowledge and understanding of construction mean/methods
•    Strong attention to detail; strong communication, interpersonal, leadership and team-building skills
•    Excellent negotiation skills
•    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Willingness to learn new tools and systems
•    Developed organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

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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