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Kiewit Office Engineer/Estimator - Kiewit Power Constructors in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 172657

Job Level: Entry Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Constructors District

Department: Estimating

Market: Power

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As an Electrical/Mechanical Office Engineer/ Estimator, you will prepare, review and present discipline estimates for specific project proposal activities. In this role, you will provide estimating assistance and guidance to projects, develop conceptual estimates and perform cost analysis. You will be responsible for assisting in the development of discipline/service estimators, developing and updating historical databases, and assisting in the development of department procedures. Provides direction to others on project/program level tasks.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Constructors (KPC) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Generation utilizing a union craft force.  Kiewit Power Constructors builds major EPC power plant projects throughout North America.


This position is located in Lenexa, KS


•     Develop complete estimates for large, complex EPC Power Projects with Electrical Focus

• Strategize on bidding work at the lowest cost

•     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.

•     Reviews all bid and contract documents and home office legal department opinions.

•     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.

•     Prepare reports required by certain bid items or conditions.

•     Consult with owners on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc.

• Support and train field personnel during their estimating rotation in the business


•     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

•     2 years related field or estimating experience

•     Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

•     Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)


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