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Kiewit Corporation EPC Lead Estimator- Kiewit Power Delivery- Midwest in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 135899

Job Level: Senior Level

Department: Estimating

Market: Power

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

The Kiewit Power Delivery EPC Lead Estimator is a career-level professional that manages all aspects of the estimate from kickoff to turnover. All estimate disciplines rely on you for leadership and the Estimate Sponsor depends on you to be the expert on indirect costs and estimate details. You will work closely with the Estimate Sponsor to manage high-performing estimate teams. Your role is critical to make sure the Estimate Sponsor’s vision and strategic planning is passed to the team, so they estimate the job at the right cost. This position understands and owns the estimate throughout the process while following Kiewit’s estimating standards. The Lead Estimator has the opportunity to learn and understand other roles of Kiewit’s Power Delivery business to continue their career development. The Lead Estimator will assist and support the Estimate Sponsor when presenting estimates to the executive leadership team during estimate reviews.

The Kiewit Power Delivery EPC Lead Estimator is expected to work in the Lenexa, Kansas office and travel as needed to support their estimated workload.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery. is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil & gas markets. As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry-leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


This position is located in Lexena, KS.


• Coordinate with the Estimate Sponsor regarding the indirect costs of the estimate.

• Fulfill Estimate Sponsor and Indirect Lead roles for small cap projects and Construction Only estimates.

• Provide direction to the estimate team and assigning tasks and assisting with tasks as required

• Ensure the proper Kiewit estimating system template(s) are utilized for the estimate.

• Provide oversight of all information being entered into the Kiewit estimating system to ensure an accurate estimate.

• Responsible for ensuring that all engineering deliverables are produced, checked and issued to the estimate team on schedule.

• Responsible for coordination between the estimating disciplines and teams.

• Maintain the Staff and Equipment schedules as well as other indirect costs associated with the estimate.

• Maintain the Estimate Risks & Opportunities.

• Maintain the Estimate Clarifications & Exceptions.

• Responsible for ensuring that all estimate review books are completed and prepared for all reviews in accordance with the Kiewit estimating standards.

• Assist Lead Estimator Department Manager in developing and maintaining standard tools.

• Assist Lead Estimator Department Manager in developing any Departmental Initiatives.

• Travel to project sites to collect data, as required.


• Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or construction-related tech¬nology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities described above

• At least five years’ experience in a related role

• Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications

• Knowledge and understanding of construction mean/methods

• Strong attention to detail; strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team-building skills

• Excellent negotiation skills

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

• Developed organizational and time management skills

• Strong written and verbal communications skills

• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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