Estimate Sponsor- Kiewit Nuclear Solutions


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 166652 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Nuclear Solutions 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Nuclear 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Estimate Sponsor is responsible for the accuracy and administering the completion of all aspects of an estimate opportunity, including the development, and owning the project execution plan.  The targeted markets include but are not limited to Nuclear, DOE, and DOD contracts.

District Overview

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions. is a full-service engineering, project management, and construction provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the nuclear-related market from carbon-free, small modular reactors to Dept of Energy science, environmental and nuclear security mission capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the power utility, renewable energy, industrial, and infrastructure markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry. 

Our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities we live within and support. We are committed to build upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft and staff with the best technology, processes, equipment, tools 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, industrial, 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 core values of People, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship. 


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see, design and construct more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, joining Kiewit can bring a lifetime of personal success and satisfaction. 


This position is based in Lenexa, KS.


•    Participate in a win strategy meeting in developing a capture plan with business development and senior management
•    Review the RFP and work with estimating department management to assemble resources for an opportunity
•    Develop and maintain the bid proposal schedule
•    Meet the client, and attend pre-job meetings / site walks as necessary
•    Determine geotechnical conditions early on and the need for test holes
•    Schedule and facilitate estimate progress and review meetings
•    Coordinate with other internal and external estimating partners
•    Determine engineering needs and coordinate when internal and external engineering partners when applicable
•    Work with home office support departments to obtain legal, treasury, environmental, insurance, and tax reviews
•    Verify the legal department has performed a check on licensing requirements
•    Facilitate brainstorming sessions
•    Break large projects into areas
•    Develop a Master Schedule with the assistance of an internal Scheduling Analyst
•    Complete a staff schedule / organizational chart, and a construction equipment schedule
•    Review and provide direction on craft labor wages for various markets
o    Non-Union / Merit Shop
o    Davis Bacon / Prevailing Wages
o    Local Union Agreements
•    Manage all resources assigned to an estimate pursuit and facilitate discipline estimator / procurement team meetings
•    Review all aspects of the estimate within internal discipline department manager reviews prior to holding senior management reviews
•    Develop a project execution plan
•    Work with the Lead Estimator in developing all commercial and indirect cost
•    Review and provide feedback on Escalation Models
•    Own the Risk / Opportunity Log
•    Own the Clarification and Exception Log
•    Review all disadvantaged business requirements and make sure the proposal efforts are meeting client requirements
•    Review all bid packages for proposal requirements prior to being issued to subcontractors and vendors
•    Be the final sign off on all Quote Comparison Sheets once subcontractor and vendor pricing has been received
•    Review all cost.  No exceptions.
•    Review all estimate review books prior to sending to executive management.
•    Present, own, have a story for all cost, and defend the estimate to Executive Management
•    Work with the business group on cash flow development
•    After the Master Schedule is developed, work with the Lead Estimator in developing a Milestone Payment Schedule or Schedule of Values when applicable
•    Coordinate with Business Development, and lead the effort with the assistance of a proposal coordinator to meet all client deliverables
•    Participate in customer presentations
•    Review T&M sheets for Staff / Craft Labor, and Construction Equipment when applicable
•    After initial proposal submission, lead the post bid effort and make sure all post bid changes are accurately tracked in an Estimate Road Map ledger
•    For successful pursuits, work with our business group to conform the estimate, and hold an estimate turnover meeting


•    Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Engineering / Technology and may be substituted with extensive and related work experience
•    Minimum of 10 years’ experience in heavy industrial and/or commercial construction
•    Strong work ethic and interpersonal, organization and leadership skills 
•    Exceptionally strong attention to detail
•    Demonstrate advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
•    Ability to work on a team as well as work independently with little or no supervision

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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