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Kiewit Process Estimator - Kiewit Industrial and Water Engineering Group in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 170823

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering

Department: Estimating

Market: Industrial

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

The Process Estimator is responsible for cost engineering scopes of work and incorporating solutions from the engineering, procurement, construction and start up services groups to produce an estimate. Core objectives include functional understanding and interpretation of RFP documents or conceptional design application and historical past cost. Additional responsibilities include fostering the development and growth of the estimating staff through mentoring and improved work processes to meet the needs of projects.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group (KEG)

The Kiewit Engineering Group Inc. delivers construction-focused engineering services for all phases of development in the infrastructure, industrial, and energy markets and has been recognized by our clients for providing safe, high-quality, and constructible designs that yield certainty of outcome and outstanding value.

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is the full-service consulting and engineering district of Kiewit. Our combined staff of more than 2,500 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 130 Kiewit's full-service consulting and engineering district years of construction experience, our construction-focused engineering delivers on constructability in the earliest phases of projects to ensure safe, on-time, and on-budget projects.


This position is based in our Lenexa, KS office.


• Develop complete discipline specific estimates for very large, complex industrial projects. 

• Must read the specifications and develop notes for the unique or extraordinary items.

• Know how to build the project (best practices, sequence, geographical challenges etc.).

• Understand what design deliverables by discipline are required and assure that the delivery schedule is met

• Verify quantities and deliverables meet estimate required.

• Coordinate with design team to influence lowest cost of construction.

• Facilitate Cross-Discipline Communication

• Train and mentor estimators.

• Must be capable of addressing technical challenges encountered during bid preparation. 

• Stay current on various trends and developments such as new equipment, means & methods, and procedures developing in the industry or specialized discipline (e.g., mechanical, electrical, etc.). 

• Understand project past cost data for benchmarking to compare to estimates

• Site visits to learn current building methods and past cost generation.

• Communication with Senior Managers - Communicate critical issues and estimate assumptions up to the Manager as they arise to ensure everyone is on the same page for the reviews to eliminate late changes.

• Schedule and prepare for estimate reviews

• Conduct a detailed formal review of all engineered equipment, subcontract, and permanent material pricing.

• Prepare special studies or reports required by the unusual nature of some bid items or conditions. 


• Undergraduate or graduate degree in Engineering or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above

• At least 3-7 years of experience

• Strong attention to detail; strong communication, interpersonal, leadership

• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)

• Ability to train and teach others


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