Senior Estimator - Southern California

Location: 

SantaFe Springs, CA, US Los Angeles, CA, US

Requisition ID: 172375 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Southern California District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 
 

Position Overview

This is a staff position reporting to the Lead Estimator. You will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for various projects throughout Kiewit's markets. Also able to make assumptions based on experience with detailed plans are not provided and front end estimating is performed based on conceptual level designs.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Southern California District is one of Kiewit’s leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil projects that include earth moving, water/wastewater, transportation, roadways, and power projects. Most of our work is concentrated in the Southern California region

Location

This position is located at our district office in Santa Fe Springs, CA. 

Responsibilities

•    Develop complete estimates for large, complex jobs.
•    Supervise estimators in the preparation of check estimates for other work, review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or JV partners to determine completeness of data used, procedures, and aid in resolving differences in bid items.
•    Review owner plans and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project; develop plan for the actual construction to serve as basis for the estimate.
•    Reviews all bid and contract documents and home office legal department opinions.
•    Conduct site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to identify any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present.
•    Utilize engineer techniques and procedures to conduct investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures.
•    Perform design work as required by the project that is beyond the estimator scope of experience; handle any major technical problems encountered during bid preparation. 
•    Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry. 
•    Prepare special engineering studies or reports required by certain bid items or conditions. 
•    Consult with owners on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc

Qualifications

•    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 
•    7+ years' related experience
•    5+ years' of construction field experience, 2+ years' of estimating and precon experience is preferred
•    Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with highway, water, heavy civil, and/or concrete structures
•    Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
•    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)

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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.

Base Compensation: $97,000 - $205,000

(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: Palm Springs
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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