Senior Estimating Manager- Kiewit Building Group 1


Washington, DC, US McLean, VA, US

Requisition ID: 171802 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Building Group is looking for a Senior Estimating Manager that can lead various estimates up to $250 million specifically for federal government vertical commercial projects in the markets of government installations, housing, education, healthcare, mixed-use and general commercial building. Duties will include, but are not limited to reading and interpreting documents, subcontractor solicitation, leading a team of estimators, analyzing drawing and specifications, participate in win strategies, reviewing and assisting with proposals, presentation of estimates to clients, managing 3rd party cost estimating contractors, and other duties as required to prepare cost estimates for various projects. Conceptual estimating, preconstruction services, design-assist and design-build management.

•   Previous is experience with Federal Contracts and Federal Agencies is a must.  
•   The ability either poses or be able to obtain a TS Clearance a must. 
•   Existing Subcontractor and Vendor experience and relationships in the DC/Mid-Atlantic Area preferred. 
•   20% travel throughout the year is anticipated, pending 

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.   


This position will be based out of Washington, D.C. and typically requires less than 20 percent travel across the United States.  This is a shared service environment in a professional office setting. 


•    Leading a team of estimators and engineers in large pursuits. Task management, strategies, resource leveling and responsible for estimate close out processes.
•    Leading teams in multiple estimates and pursuits. 
•    Analyzing drawings and specifications to evaluate risk and facilitate win strategies. 
•    Communicate and present a detailed estimate to executive management.  
•    Reviewing and assisting with proposals and other documentation to prepare cost estimates for various projects.
•    Become proficient in Kiewit’s estimating program. In Eight Estimate. 
•    Provide leadership and strategy in subcontractor and vendor selection process 
•    Implement District Estimating Programs, Management Reviews and activities.  Include implementing company policies and procedures.
•    Implement District Training program for estimating staff. 


•    Undergraduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineer
•    12+ years' estimating experience required where you have been the lead estimator for at least half that time.
•    Ability to lead large estimates and lead multiple teams. 
•    Passion for preconstruction and estimating.
•    Strong communication skills both in person and virtual. Strong work ethic and self-starter is a must.
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.  Ability to take limited instruction and implement successful action items.  
•    Applicant must be proficient with conceptual, hard bid and self-perform estimating. 
•    Strong organizational and time management skills.
•    Results orientated with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. 
•    Must be detail oriented and technically sound with good communication skills.
•    Ability to utilize computers, and experienced with Microsoft Office, On Screen takeoff, Hard Dollar, Timberline and/or MC2, or other estimating software programs.
•    Interested in professional development and continued education.

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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