Preconstruction Manager - Kiewit Industrial and Water Engineering Group


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 169482 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Kiewit is looking for a Preconstruction Manager/Estimating Manager that can lead various estimates of more than $500 million for vertical buildings in the markets of semiconductor, data center, and battery manufacturing facilities. Duties will include but are not limited to leading a team of estimators, participating in, and implementing win strategies, preparing AACES class 4 or 5 estimates using data and metrics, presenting estimates to executive management and clients, reading and interpreting documents, soliciting subcontractors, analyzing drawings and specifications, providing lowest cost design options for the lowest cost installation of construction, value management, reviewing and assisting with proposals, and other duties as required to prepare cost estimates/proposals for various types of work, including self-perform.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt.


Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Advanced Technology Facilities, Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities.  


This position is located in Lenexa, KS. 


•    Give guidance to estimators and engineers in the development phase of a collaborative contract model.
•    Participate in task force meetings with the designer and bring constructability to the project solution.
•    Developing the logic behind the project schedule (sequencing works)
•    Communicate and present detail to executive management, permitting agencies, stakeholders, owners, etc. 
•    Analyze drawings and specifications to evaluate risks and opportunities. 
•    Reviewing and assisting with proposals and working with the estimating team for various components of the work to evaluate the best value for money/options.  
•    Support the selection of key subcontractors and trade partners.
•    Demonstrate excellent collaborative behaviors in a multi-stakeholder environment and foster a culture of innovation.


•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, or other engineering disciplines. Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or construction-related technology, OR. 
•    Ability to generate conceptual estimates for the Advance Technology Facilities market 
•    Ability to lead estimates and multiple teams.
•    Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time.
•    Strong attention to detail; strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team-building skills.
•    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Demonstrated through leadership, and the desire to win the project

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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