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Transmission Line Estimator - Kiewit Power Delivery - Midwest Region


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 157879 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Delivery 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Kiewit Power Delivery Transmission Line Estimator is a career level professional that assists in all aspects of the transmission line estimate from kickoff to turnover. The Transmission Line Estimator works to develop transmission line costs and estimate details.  Your role is critical to make sure the job is estimated at the right cost. This position understands and owns the transmission line estimate throughout the process while following Kiewit’s estimating standards.  The Transmission Line Estimator has the opportunity to learn and understand other roles of Kiewit’s Power Delivery business to continue their career development.  The Transmission Line Estimator may assist and support the Estimate Sponsor when presenting the transmission line information to the executive leadership team during estimate reviews.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery. is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil & gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry-leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


This position is based out of our Power District office located in Lenexa, KS, and travel as needed to support their estimate workload.


•    Assist in developing the transmission line costs of the estimate.
•    Work on tasks assigned by Senior Transmission Line Estimator/Transmission Line Estimating Department Manager.
•    Use Transmission Department estimating template(s) and standards for the estimate.
•    Ensure all information is entered into the Kiewit estimating system to ensure an accurate estimate.
•    Develop all engineering deliverables and issue these reviewed deliverables to the estimate team on schedule.
•    Coordinate between the estimating disciplines and teams to cover all scope of the estimate.
•    Incorporate the labor rates, with input from the Transmission Line Estimating Department Manager, to be used on the estimates.
•    Assist in identifying and documenting the Estimate Clarifications & Exceptions related to the transmission line.
•    Develop and assemble estimate review books for estimate reviews in accordance with the Kiewit estimating standards.
•    Know and understand Transmission Estimating Department standard tools to be used on estimates.


•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or construction-related tech¬nology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above
•    2-5 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
•    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Developed organizational and time management skills


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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