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Kiewit Civil, Structural, Piping Estimators, Field & Project Engineers in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Requisition ID: 172379

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Nuclear Solutions

Department: Estimating

Market: Nuclear

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

The Estimator is responsible for material takeoffs, cost analysis, preparation, and presentation of discipline estimates for large and complex projects. The position also involves the maintenance of historical databases while assisting in the development of department procedures. The targeted markets include but are not limited to Nuclear, DOE, and DOD contracts.

District Overview

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions is a full-service engineering, project management, and construction provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the nuclear-related market from carbon-free, small modular reactors to Dept of Energy science, environmental and nuclear security mission capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the power utility, renewable energy, industrial, and infrastructure markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.

Our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities we live within and support. We are committed to build upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft and staff with the best technology, processes, equipment, tools 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, industrial, 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 core values of People, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship.

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see, design and construct more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, joining Kiewit can bring a lifetime of personal success and satisfaction.


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS.


• Review RFP to determine scope of work and estimate requirements

• Perform quantity takeoff development from drawings, specifications, and other related documentation

• Develop an estimate to support proposal creation and bid submittal documents, especially when it comes to complex pricing sheets (ie bid forms, bid tabs, etc)

• Determine labor, material, construction equipment, subcontract, and other direct cost for self-performed construction execution

• Analyze crew structures for composite rate development in union, merit shop, and prevailing wage labor markets

• Learn and become a subject matter expert with InEight Estimating software

• Align bid packages to proposal requirements prior to being issued to subcontractors and vendors

• Evaluate Quote Comparison Sheets once subcontractor and vendor pricing has been received

• Be involved with the construction execution plan, and upon project award, it is expected that the basis of estimate will serve as the actual plan for construction

• Assist the Lead Estimator in identifying / mitigating risk and performing cost analysis

• Participate in the estimate review process with internal and external team members

• If necessary, assist in customer presentation preparation

• Determine project successes and areas for improvement by analyzing past cost from ongoing and completed projects

• Upon successful contract award, assist with project initiation by conforming the estimate while working with business, project controls, and the production team


• Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Engineering / Technology and may be substituted with extensive and related work experience

• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in heavy industrial construction

• Exceptionally strong attention to detail

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Demonstrate advanced skills with Microsoft Excel

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.

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