Estimator

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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Lenexa, KS, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 81100

Responsibilities
Reports to Estimating Manager. 
Develops complete estimates for very large, complex jobs.  Supervises Engineer-Estimators in the preparation of check estimates for other work. 
• Will review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or JV partners to determine completeness of data used, procedures, and will aid in resolving differences in bid items. 
• Reviews the Owner’s plans and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project, which will aid him in developing a plan for the actual construction and which will serve as the basis for the estimate; also reviews all bid and contract documents and reviews Home Office Legal Department opinions. 
• Will conduct a site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to acquaint him/herself with any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present. 
• Will util¬ize recognized engineer techniques and procedures in conducting the investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures in obtaining the complete information required or necessary. 
• Will perform design work as required by the nature of the project that is beyond the scope of experience of the Engineer-Estimator, and must be capable of handling major technical problems encountered during bid preparation. 
• Must keep current on various trends developments, such as new equipment, methods, and procedures that are developing in the industry and in his/her specialized area (i.e. mechanical, electrical, etc.). 
• Prepares special engineering studies or reports required by the unusual nature of some bid items or conditions.  Consults with Owners on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc.

Qualifications
• 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.
• Minimum of 3 years’ estimating experience in power plants or solar projects
• Extensive knowledge through demonstrated experience of heavy industrial construction and es¬pecially gas-fired combustion turbine power plants.
• Exceptionally strong attention to detail.
• Excellent negotiation skills.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, leadership and team-building skills.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint).
• Ability to perform duties in wide-ranging physical and climatic conditions, heights and negotia¬tion of complex stair structures.

About Kiewit 
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different
•    Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record 
•    Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment
•    401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay
•    Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year
•    We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is 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.


Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Estimator, Engineer, Electrical, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Finance, Engineering

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