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Sr Mechanical Estimating Lead - Kiewit Engineering Group


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 152239 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.
Our rapidly growing Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas:
•    Gas-fired generation 
•    Power delivery 
•    Environmental retrofits including Carbon Capture
•    Renewables and new technology including Hydrogen Generation
•    Water/wastewater


This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS office. 


  • Constructability Review – responsible for ensuring that all constructability reviews are happening and being incorporated into the estimate
  • Hard Dollar – responsible to make sure all information is entered into Hard 
  • Dollar and that the information entered is accurate 
  • Takeoffs – responsible for assigning all takeoff activities to the team members and responsible for the review and accuracy of the takeoffs 
  • Quantity Comparison – responsible for coordinating and ensuring that the quantity comparison is completed with the second estimate team 
  • Subcontracts and Permanent Material – responsible for ensuring that all Subcontracts and Permanent Material quotes are issued and reviewed on schedule 
  • Labor – responsible for determining the pre-review labor rates, with input from Discipline (Mechanical in this case) Department Manager and Assistant 
  • Discipline (Mechanical in this case) Department Manager, to be used on the estimates 
  • Design – responsible for ensuring that all engineering deliverables are produced, checked and issued to the estimate team on schedule 
  • Engineered Equipment, Subcontracts and Permanent Materials 
  • Responsible to determine source of cost estimate for Engineered Equipment, Subcontracts, and Permanent Materials (quote vs historical) - including evaluation of applicability and age of historical data 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all specifications have been produced, checked and sent to procurement to be sent out for pricing on schedule 
  • Responsible for development (in collaboration with the Procurement Lead) of a QCS for each equipment, subcontract, and permanent material estimate (both quoted and historical) 
  • Ensure design satisfies RFP obligations 
  • Coordinate any value engineering concepts into the proposal clarifications, as applicable 
  • Verify that all termination points with Owner supplied utilities are properly defined and coordinated by completing the utility interface schedule and project site plan (SP) drawing(s) 
  • Review Books – responsible for ensuring that all estimate review books are completed and prepared for all reviews 
  • EPC Proposal Documentation – assist Estimate Manager in preparing information/documentation for EPC bids including red-lines of the RFP documents, clarifications and/or exceptions, and any other documentation/information to support the proposal documentation 
  • Travel to project sites to collect data, as required 
  • Attend project proposal/kickoff/constructability meetings at client offices or KEGI, as required 
  • Coordinate with the KP Startup Group for preparation and review of the Startup estimate 
  • Project Support – coordinate mechanical equipment and design with other disciplines 
  • Project Performance and Guarantees
  • Coordinate finalization of heat balances and plant performance with Performance Group 
  • Coordinate finalization of mass and/or water balances with Environmental Group 
  • Ensure completion of plant noise evaluation 
  • Assist Estimate Manager with required inputs for the  development of Performance Guarantees 
  • Assist Mechanical Department Manager in developing and maintaining standard tools 
  • Assist Mechanical Department Manager in developing any Departmental Initiatives 
  • Report the to the Mechanical Department Manager


  • At least 7 years’ experience in mechanical engineering and design. Experience in the power industry, electrical utilities or industrial markets, would be advantages, but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering program from an ABET accredited four-year college or university program.  Some masters’ coursework preferred
  • PE license preferred.
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail
  • A competitive spirit, committed to developing best in class cost estimates that integrate engineering and construction


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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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 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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