Estimator III - Building Group

Location: 

Washington, DC, US

Requisition ID: 170094 

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 Estimator that can assist the estimating team with various estimates more than $30 million for vertical buildings in the markets of commercial, education, sports, healthcare, mixed use, multifamily, and government installations. 

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 and extensive interior construction with tenant improvements. Its capabilities include general construction, construction management, design-build, design-assist and turn-key project development.  Kiewit also provides fast, accurate preconstruction project management services.   

Location

This position will be based out of one the following Kiewit Building Group hubs in Washington D.C./Springfield, VA. 

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

Responsibilities

•    Develop complete estimates for large, complex jobs. 
•    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.
•    Reviewing and assisting with proposals and other documentation to prepare cost estimates
•    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. 
•    Become proficient in Kiewit’s estimating program, “InEight Estimate”. 
•    Provide leadership and strategy in subcontractor and vendor selection process
•    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.
•    5+ years' related experience 
•    Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex Vertical Building projects
•    Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills 
•    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Ability to perform duties in wide-ranging physical and climatic conditions, heights and negotiation of complex stair structures
 

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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