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Preconstruction Manager- Southwest District


Phoenix, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 119990 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit's Southwest District is looking for a Preconstruction Manager that can lead various estimates up to $250+ million for large infrastructure projects. Duties will include, but are not limited to leading a team of estimators, participate and implement win strategies, presentation of estimates to Executive Management and estimates to clients, reading and interpreting documents, subcontractor solicitation, analyze drawing and specifications for risk.  Reviewing and assisting with proposals, managing 3rd party cost estimating contractors, and other duties as required to prepare cost estimates for various types of work (including self-perform). 

District Overview

Kiewit Southwest District specializes in heavy civil, transportation and water projects, we typically self-perform a large portion of the work. We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, PCCP paving, utilities and more. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry with safety, quality, costs and schedule in mind.


This position will be based out of Phoenix, AZ.


  • Leading a team of estimators and engineers in large pursuits. 
  • Task management, strategies, resource leveling and responsible for estimate close out processes.
  • Leading teams in multiple estimates and pursuits. 
  • Communicate and present a detailed estimate to Executive Management. 
  • Communicate and present estimates to clients. 
  • Analyze drawings and specifications to evaluate risk and facilitate win strategies. 
  • Reviewing and assisting with proposals and other documentation to prepare cost estimates for various projects. 
  • Become proficient in Kiewit’s estimating program, “In Eight Estimate”. 
  • Provide leadership and strategy in subcontractor and vendor selection process.
  • Implement District Estimating Programs, Management reviews and activities. Includes implementing company policies and procedures. 
  • Implement District Training program for Estimating staff. 


  • Undergraduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineer
  • At least 10 years of preconstruction experience required where you have been the Preconstruction Manager for at least half that time.
  • Ability to lead large estimates and lead multiple teams. 
  • Passion for preconstruction and estimating. 
  • Strong communication skills both in person and virtual. Strong work ethic and self-starter is a must. 
  • Ability to utilize computers, and experienced with Microsoft Office, Excel, On Screen takeoff, other estimating software programs.  Willingness to learn new systems. Kiewit utilizes a proprietary estimating program, “InEight Estimate”. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 
  • Ability to work with limited instruction and implement successful action items.  
  • Applicant must be proficient with conceptual, design assist, hard bid and self-perform estimating. 
  • Results orientated with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. 
  • Must be detail oriented and technically sound with good communication skills.
  • Interested in professional development and continued education.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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