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Sr Estimating Manager


Washington, DC, US

Requisition ID: 102219 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Senior Estimating Manager, you will lead various estimates up to $100 million specifically for vertical commercial projects in the markets of higher education, government, healthcare, and general commercial building. 

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. 


•     Reading and interpreting documents
•     Subcontractor solicitation
•     Leading a team of estimators
•     Analyzing drawing and specifications
•     Reviewing and assisting with proposals and other documentation to prepare cost estimates for various projects
•     Conceptual estimating
•     Preconstruction services
•     Design management


•    Aiblity to travel as needed (around 10%)
•    Undergraduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineer, architecture, or related field.
•    5-10+ years' estimating experience required where you have been the lead estimator for at least half that time.
•    Passion for preconstruction and estimating.
•    Applicant must be familiar with conceptual, hard bid and self-perform estimating.
•    Strong organizational and time management skills.
•    Must be detail oriented and technically sound with good communication skills.
•    Strong work ethic is a must.
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
•    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.
•    Hard Dollar Estimating Software experience, LEED AP distinction and BIM experience a plus.

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.