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Sr Estimator - Heavy Civil


Phoenix, AZ, US Tempe, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 93239 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The main areas of focus will be completion of a portion of an estimate in specific discipline of work, such as sitework & grading work, utility work, deep foundations, structural concrete, steel and precast erection, major bridge construction, and mechanical work.  Discipline estimators report to the Chief Estimator

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 in our estimating office in Phoenix, AZ. The Civil Estimator will be responsible for specific areas of the estimating and bidding process.  


•    Required to develop project estimates meeting the requirements of the bid documents.
•    Prepare estimates to ensure all factors are properly considered, priced, and included in the estimate summary.
•    Other duties will include performing site visits, job cost projections/audits and constructability studies.
•    Technical Specification review.
•    Quantity takeoffs.
•    Estimating direct items with correct crews, equipment, and productions.
•    Soliciting permanent material and subcontractor pricing.
•    Presenting estimate for management review in a neat and organized manner.
•    Closing out the estimate.
•    Ability to work on multiple projects under tight deadlines.
•    Ability to be part of team pulling complex technical project estimates together.
•    Understanding of CPM Scheduling.


•    Engineering or Construction Management Degree or
•    Minimum 2 years estimating experience
•    Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint, etc., Bluebeam, Hard Dollar, CAD programs, , and structured digital file management.
•    Skilled in Blueprint reading, including but not limited to general arrangements, orthographics, plans and elevations, rebar detail drawings, topographic site and grading plans.
•    Ability to read and accurately interpret project specifications.
•    Be able to conceptually visualize the general intent on incomplete drawings and be able to offer value engineering alternates.


Working Conditions:
•    Fast-paced office environment; must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively; regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds.
•    Travel in the U.S. and Canada



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.