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Transmission Estimator- Kiewit Power Delivery


San Diego, CA, US Phoenix, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 140353 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery is looking to add experienced estimators to our team with a focus on transmission and distribution projects. Our key specialties cover all the bases; including engineering and contract review, technical support, personnel training, design considerations, change orders, scheduling, job cost projections, constructability, and method analysis. From the home office or on the job site, our integrated services provide support to management and design at all levels during the pre-bid, post-bid, and execution cycles.

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 office in San Diego, CA or Phoenix, AZ.


•    Read, understand and evaluate bid documents, specifications, and drawings to understand the project scope of work and develop a plan for the actual construction to serve as the basis for the estimate. 
•    Work with the estimating team on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc., and write formalized questions for submittal. 
•    Prepare complete material and labor takeoffs for transmission and distribution projects.
•    Complete cost estimates for transmission and distribution projects.
•    Ensure estimates are completed prior to deadlines.
•    Management of estimating data and proficiency with estimating software (specifically InEight Estimate)
•    Communicate cost estimate details and proposed construction plan to estimate reviewers.
•    Contribute to writing formal technical and commercial questions, clarifications, and proposal sales documents.  
•    Schedule and attend field walk-downs with the customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine constructability requirements.
•    Participate in the estimate review process with internal and external stakeholders.
•    Assist construction personnel throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding the basis of cost estimates.
•    Assist in the preparation and submission of change orders.
•    Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods, and procedures that are developing in the industry. 
•    Understand and comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other industry-specific professional and ethical conduct standards.


•    Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with substation, transmission, and/or distribution projects.
•    5 years of related estimating experience highly preferred.
•    Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel are necessary to be successful in this role.
•    Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
•    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
•    Experience with Bluebeam Revu (PDF markup software) is preferred. 
•    Must have excellent analytical, organizational, verbal, written, and communication skills.
•    Must be a team player and be able to work with various partners from start to finish.
•    Undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical, electrical, civil, or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above.
•    Ability to travel and relocate as business requires.

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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: San Diego

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