Estimating Manager (Building Group)


Washington, DC, US

Requisition ID: 172358 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Building Group 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Kiewit Building Group is looking for an Estimating Manager that can lead various estimates in excess of $30 million for vertical buildings in the markets of commercial, education, sports, mixed use, multifamily, with main focus areas in government and healthcare installations. Duties will include but are not limited to leading a team of estimators, participating in, and implementing win strategies, presenting estimates to executive management and clients, reading and interpreting documents, solicitating subcontractors, analyzing drawings and specifications, value management, reviewing and assisting with proposals, and other duties as required to prepare cost estimates/proposals for various types of work (including self-perform

District Overview

Kiewit Building Group specializes in constructing office buildings, industrial complexes, education and sports facilities, hotels, hospitals, transportation terminals, science and technology facilities, manufacturing, retail, and special-use facilities. Contracting models include firm fixed price, RSMeans based Coefficients, CMGC, design-build, progressive design build, and IPD. 


This position will be based in the Kiewit Building Group office in Springfield, VA. 

Some travel will be required for pursuits in other geographical regions and offices.


  • Leading a team of estimators and engineers in pursuits to get the work at the right price. 
  • Task management, strategies, resource leveling, and estimate close out processes.
  • Communicating and presenting detailed estimates to executive management and clients. 
  • Analyzing drawings and specifications to understand the scope of the work.
  • Reviewing and assisting with proposals and other documentation to prepare cost estimates. 
  • Become proficient in Kiewit’s estimating program, “InEight Estimate”. 
  • Provide leadership and strategy in subcontractor and vendor selection process.
  • Implement and adhere to company policies and procedures. 


  • Active TS Clearance is preferred but not required 
  • Undergraduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, or other engineering disciplines.
  • At least 5 years of estimating experience required
  • Ability to lead estimates and multiple teams.
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative.
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.


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.

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: Washington DC

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