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Transmission Line Estimating Lead - Kiewit Power Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US Remote, US

Requisition ID: 131579 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Transmission Line (T-Line) Estimating Lead will be responsible for taking client requested scopes and incorporating solutions from the engineering, environmental, procurement, 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 power delivery clients.

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. 


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.


• Develop complete estimates for complex power delivery projects.
• Know and understand the strategy on how to be the low bidder.
• Must read the specifications and develop notes for the unique or extraordinary items.
• Know how to build the project (best practices, sequence, geographical challenges etc.). Work with discipline leads to formulate a plan that includes all lessons learned and costs and put that plan to paper.
• Understand what design deliverables are required and assure that the delivery schedule is met.
• Take the lead in making sure we are pricing the “lowest cost”.
• Facilitate Cross-Discipline and Cross-District Communication.
• Train and mentor younger estimators in the preparation estimates.
• Review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or JV partners to determine data completeness and procedures; aid in resolving differences in bid items.
• Use recognized engineer techniques and procedures to establish the initial estimate design, conduct estimates, and adhere to standard company policy.
• Must be capable of handling major technical problems encountered during bid preparation.
• Stay current on various trends and developments such as new equipment, means & methods, and procedures developing in the industry or specialized discipline (e.g., mechanical, electrical, etc.).
• Understand Industrial project past cost data for benchmarking to compare to estimates.
• Monitor Key Estimate Metrics - Be aware of and monitor key estimating metrics that are looked at by Senior Management and ensure that the estimate falls within the accepted boundaries.  Be able to explain any metrics that my fall outside these accepted boundaries.
• Communication with Senior Managers -  Communicate critical issues and estimate assumptions up to the Manager as they arise to ensure everyone is on the same page for the reviews to eliminate late changes.
• Schedule and prepare for the estimate reviews.
• Conduct a detailed formal review of all subcontract and permanent material pricing.
• Lead the estimate design using PLS-CADD software and/or other applicable tools and software.
• Prepare special studies or reports required by the unusual nature of some bid items or conditions.
• Formulate the procurement and subcontracting strategy.



• Undergraduate or graduate degree in Civil, Structural, Electrical engineering or related field.  
• At least five years’ experience in a related role for transmission line projects.
• Knowledge of transmission line construction. 
• 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).
• Proficiency in PLS-CADD.
• Competitive - demonstrating the desire to win the project through leadership and teamwork. 


Working Conditions

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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