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Renewables Electrical Estimator- Kiewit Power Constructors


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 154327 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Electrical Estimator will be responsible for taking client requested scopes and incorporating solutions from the engineering, environmental, procurement, start-up, and construction groups to produce an estimate.  Core objectives include functional understanding and interpretation of RFP documents, application of historical rate and production information, and fostering the development and growth of the estimating department staff through mentoring and improved work processes to meet the needs of renewable power clients.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Constructors (KPC) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Generation utilizing a union craft force.  Kiewit Power Constructors builds major EPC power plant projects throughout North America.


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 


•    Will review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or Joint Venture partners to determine the completeness of data used, and 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, which will serve as the basis for the estimate; also reviews all bid and contract documents.  
•    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 utilize recognized engineering 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 and developments, such as new equipment, means and methods, and procedures that are developing in the industry and in his/her specialized area (i.e., mechanical, electrical, etc.).  
•    Prepares special 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.


•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or construction-related technology from ABET accredited four-year college or university, 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 wind power plants and solar projects
•    Extensive knowledge through demonstrated experience of heavy industrial construction and especially wind and solar 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).

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

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