Lead Civil Estimator

Location: Lenexa KS Posted Date: April 28, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 554254000 Careermine Job Id: 1768299
Requisition ID: 80043

Primary Responsibilities
• Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (RFP, specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates.
• Independently evaluate, select and apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to site development projects.
• Develop conceptual design for an assigned system that may include analysis, calculations, research, selection, layout, etc. necessary to develop required design documents.
• Coordinate estimate efforts with all project personnel in all disciplines and departments ranging in moderate to large or complex projects.
• Collaborate with entry and mid-level employees for skills development; review work progress and results and provide direction as needed.
• Utilize basic civil engineering software packages and computer-aided drafting software in accordance with industry codes and standards.
• Collaborate with various discipline and subsidiary groups to provide expertise and support business needs.
• Ability to understand civil construction methods and be able to clearly communicate the means and methods used to price an estimate.
• Ability to make assumptions based on experience when detailed plans are not provided and front end estimating is performed based on conceptual level designs.
• Ability to perform accurate quantity takeoffs for earthwork, concrete work, structural and miscellaneous steel, underground piping and drainage.
• Identifying bid qualifications, risks, and assumptions along with quantities and pricing ensuring estimates and proposals are performed in accordance with company practices and standards.
• Participate in estimate reviews and presentations to department heads, estimate managers and executive management.
• Manage comparisons between self-perform estimates and subcontractor quotes.

Qualifications
• Five plus years industry experience in a construction estimating or design function
• Degree in Engineering or Construction with an emphasis in Civil or related field/estimating experience in lieu of degree.
• Strong background in Bluebeam, Microsoft Office Suites, as well as Construction Estimating Software (Hard Dollar experience a plus).
• Experience with computer assisted engineering and design software, preferably Autocad Civil 3D, MicroStation, Agtek, and others.
• Professional Engineer (PE) license a plus

About Kiewit
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We're Different
• Consistently ranked within the top five of the "Top 400 Contractors" according to Engineering News-Record
• Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment
• 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay
• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year
• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is 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.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City
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