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Kiewit Civil Estimating Lead - Kiewit Power Engineering in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 171918

Job Level: Senior Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering

Department: Estimating

Market: Power

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers, designers and estimators that supports complex projects throughout the company. The Civil Estimator will be responsible for developing the civil construction estimate within the estimate schedule and collaborate with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that meet client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 3,000 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 140 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Our rapidly growing Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas:

  • Gas-fired generation

  • Power delivery

  • Environmental retrofits

  • Renewables and new technology

  • Water/wastewater

We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost-effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


This position will be based out of our office in Lenexa, KS.


  • Review and interpret the client’s Request for Proposal (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed cost estimates for power generation, Carbon Capture, and other EPC projects across the United States.

  • Review and coordinate preliminary site plans developed by civil engineer and designer to be used for quantity takeoffs.

  • Ability to train entry level estimators to perform accurate quantity takeoffs for earthwork, site surfacing, underground piping and drainage.

  • Develop subcontract and material bid packages with our in-house procurement team. Responding to bidder questions and facilitate final bid evaluations.

  • Identify bid qualifications, risks, and assumptions along with quantities and pricing ensuring estimates and proposals are performed in accordance with company practices and standards to make sure the estimate basis is well documented.

  • Participate in estimate reviews with department heads, estimate managers and executive management to explain the basis of the civil estimate.

  • Facilitate estimate comparisons between self-perform estimates and subcontractor quotes or second team estimates.

  • Utilize basic software packages for computer-aided design and construction estimating software.

  • Supporting the proposal team with Civil specific content for moderate to large projects.

  • Ability to understand civil construction methods and be able to clearly communicate the means and methods used to price an estimate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or equivalent required

  • At least 8 years' minimum relevant experience in Construction Estimating

  • Strong background in general civil-site designs, drainage systems, grading, utilities and roads/paving

  • Can coordinate with civil designers to ensure adequate drawings are used for quantity take offs.

  • Works collaboratively with other disciplines and managers in solving problems.

  • Supports proposal team and department in a positive and productive manner. Works well with others to accomplish common goals and objectives

  • Serves as project/discipline point of contact for external and internal customers

  • Able to manage multiple responsibilities with set expectations to meet deadlines


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.

Company: Kiewit