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Lead Estimator- Kiewit Nuclear Solutions


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 166566 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Nuclear Solutions 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Nuclear 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Lead Estimator prepares and manages the opportunity throughout the life cycle of the estimating phase.  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 out of Lenexa, KS.


•    Review the RFP and facilitate an estimate kickoff meeting
•    Develop and maintain the bid proposal schedule
•    Attend pre-job meetings and site walks as necessary
•    Schedule and facilitate estimate progress and review meetings
•    Coordinate with other internal and external estimating partners
•    Work with home office support departments to obtain legal, treasury, environmental, insurance, and tax reviews
•    Complete a staff schedule / organizational chart, and a construction equipment schedule
•    Obtain craft labor wages for various markets
o    Non-Union / Merit Shop
o    Davis Bacon / Prevailing Wages
o    Local Union Agreements
•    Analyze crew structures for composite rate development
•    Learn and become a subject matter expert with InEight Estimating software
•    Manage discipline estimator / procurement input into the estimate file to meet the company and proposal requirements set forth in the RFP
•    Develop an indirect cost estimate
•    Run escalation models
•    Identify risk and maintain a Risk / Opportunity Log
•    Maintain a Clarification and Exception Log
•    Assemble reports for all estimate review books
•    Build a cash flow schedule, and review with our business group
•    Build a Milestone Payment Schedule ranging up to 150-200 payment milestones to meet the project schedule
•    Be able to lead an estimate to meet the end deliverable of complex client pricing sheets (ie bid forms, bid tabs, etc)
•    Complete T&M sheets for Staff / Craft Labor, and Construction Equipment
•    After initial proposal submission, track all post bid changes in an Estimate Road Map ledger
•    If a proposal is won, then 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 7 years’ experience in heavy industrial construction
•    Exceptionally strong attention to detail
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Demonstrate advanced skills with Microsoft Excel

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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