Sr. Estimator - Power Delivery


Lenexa, KS, US Fort Worth, TX, US Dallas, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171883 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Delivery 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Kiewit Power Delivery Regional Senior Estimator is a career-level professional focused on accurately estimating the cost of bid build projects in the power delivery market.  The Senior Estimator may work as an individual or lead a team of estimators to develop the cost to complete project scope.  This position understands and owns the estimate throughout the process while following Kiewit estimating standards.  The Senior Estimator is expected to estimate work at the lowest probable costs by engaging with regional leadership to determine construction means and methods, develop effective build strategies while utilizing other departments as resources such as scheduling, procurement, etc.  The Senior Estimator has the opportunity to learn and understand other roles of Kiewit’s Power Delivery business to continue career development and to support the development of entry-level/early career estimators.  The Senior Estimator will present estimates to the executive leadership team in Kiewit Power Delivery during estimate reviews. 

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery (KPD) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Delivery Services utilizing an organized and open shop labor force.  Kiewit Power Delivery throughout North America currently consists of Transmission & Distribution, Wind, and Solar Projects.  All of Kiewit Power is committed to Kiewit’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” Philosophy.


This position can sit at our office in Lenexa, KS. or the Dallas/Fort Worth regional office.


•    Follows company standards and processes to develop complete and accurate bid-build estimates for the Region
•    Trains and mentors others in the preparation of Estimates. Reviews estimates prepared by other estimators or partners as required.
•    Reads and interpret Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, construction drawings, and specifications to understand the scope of the project and ensure the Estimate/Proposal satisfies RFP obligations
•    Coordinates and facilitates project meetings 
•    Collaborates with the Estimating Team and Regional Sponsors on means and methods, value-added concepts, and build a strategy 
•    Develops Project schedule
•    Completes and/or compiles all material takeoffs for the estimate
•    Ensures all Subcontracts and Permanent Material quotes are issued and coordinated to ensure the Scope of work is clear and pricing is accurate.
•    Establishes Labor wages and unit rates for tasks 
•    Develops Staff and Equipment schedules as well as other indirect costs associated with the project.
•    Ensures all costs are accurately entered into the estimating program (Ineight Estimate)
•    Identifies Risks as well as Mitigation techniques
•    Develops and reviews comparisons with past projects
•    Prepares estimate review books and assists in providing Proposal information and documentation. 
•    Travel to project sites to collect data, as required


•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above
•    At least 7 years’ experience in a related role
•    Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
•    Knowledge and understanding of construction means/methods
•    Strong attention to detail; strong communication, interpersonal, leadership and team-building skills
•    Excellent negotiation skills
•    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Developed organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

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.
  • 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 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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