Utilities Estimator - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Lone Tree, CO, US

Requisition ID: 171323 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: 1Estimating Infrastructure 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is looking for a Utility Estimator to join our Lone Tree team. This job position will support project pursuits and awarded projects by coordinating and managing Utility Design and SUE on a variety of Kiewit’s largest projects.  The candidate should possess enough experience to be considered a subject matter expert in the field of utility design and be experienced with infrastructure utility coordination and construction techniques.  The utilities team is integral to the pursuit, engineering and construction project team to ensure we provide the best service possible to each client.


Our work includes but is not limited to: water, sewer, gas, petroleum, electric transmission & distribution (aerial and underground), telecom fiber & copper (aerial and underground) and interfaces regularly with Civil Engineering disciplines such as roadway, drainage and structures.



District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design Build Management team are driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to manage their multi-disciplined design teams to improve schedule, control costs, and minimize risk. Our construction-driven engineers analyze root causes and resolve design issues before they impact schedule and budget. Particularly on large design-build projects, clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and design best practices for all projects that we support.


Our participation leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position is based out of our Lone Tree, CO Offices 


  • Perform quantity takeoffs from source files including CAD, Microstation, or PDF
  • Prepare estimates for subcontracted and self-perform utility work including: water, wastewater, gas, electric, telecom.
  • Travel to project or pursuit offices, interface with other discipline estimators to ensure scope alignment
  • Input quantities into estimating software, apply unit pricing based on actual historical costs using Kiewit database. In the absence of historical costs, able to prepare theoretical estimate.
  • Research historical projects to determine past-costs applicable to the work being performed
  • Perform top-down estimates (high-level ROMs) and bottoms up estimates by analyzing every aspect of every operation in detail
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages – includes compiling quantities and writing detailed scope. Answer technical questions from bidders and work with Kiewit Supply Network to compile quote comparison sheet.
  • Prepare and present estimate review packet
  • Prepare construction schedule by advising schedule technicians on activity logic, duration, and resource loading such as manhours and quantity.
  • Working knowledge of Kiewit standard account codes, apply correct account codes to estimated work
  • Continuous improvement such as self-paced training and estimate debrief sessions


  • Civil Engineering or Construction Management Degree
  • 7 Years Minimum experience - with preferably 3 in estimating 
  • Able to open and manipulate .dwg, .dgn, .pdf files
  • Working knowledge of Bentley Projectwise
  • Working knowledge of Bluebeam Revu
  • Basic knowledge of utility construction means and methods
  • Utility construction field management recommended
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft excel
  • Knowledge of Estimating softwares such as HCSS or Hard Dollar.
  • Basic knowledge of heavy civil construction operations such as grading, paving, drainage, structures
  • Possesses a high level of attention to detail, self-checking of work for accuracy is imperative


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


Base Compensation: $100,000 - $130,000

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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