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Renewables Lead Estimator – Kiewit Power Constructors


This is a Full-time position in Lenexa, KS posted November 25, 2022.

Requisition ID: 164241Job Level: Mid LevelHome District/Group: Kiewit Power Constructors DistrictDepartment: EstimatingMarket: PowerEmployment Type: Full TimePosition Overview:Kiewit is looking for an experienced professional to join our Renewables Estimating group as an Indirect Estimating Lead! You will be working on getting work at the right price for our solar and wind pursuits.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.Location:This position is located in Lenexa, KS, and requires the candidates to sit in the office on a hybrid schedule.Responsibilities:* Monitor and supervise indirect project estimates and bid information to ensure accurate and timely Information* Preparation of indirect project estimates to ensure all factors are properly considered, priced, and* included in the estimate. Will review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or JV partners to determine the completeness of data used, and procedures, and will aid in resolving differences in bid items.* Assist in the collection and analysis of man-hour and cost information from projects for the use of historical data* Support the estimate project schedule and determine requirements for staffing, equipment, and temporary facilities.* Reviews the Owner’s plans and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project, which will aid in developing a plan for construction and will ultimately serve as the basis for the estimate.* Reviews all bid and contract documents and reviews Home Office Legal Department opinions.* Will conduct a site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to acquaint him/herself with any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present.* Will utilize engineer techniques and procedures in conducting the investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures in obtaining the complete information required or necessary.* Will perform design work as required by the nature of the project that is beyond the scope of experience of the Engineer-Estimator, and must be capable of handling major technical problems encountered during bid preparation.* Must keep current on various trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods, and procedures that are developing in the industry and in his/her specialized area (i.e., mechanical, electrical, etc.).* Prepares special engineering studies or reports required by the unusual nature of some bid items or conditions. Consults with Owners on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc.Qualifications:* Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or construction management, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above.* Minimum of 3 years estimating experience in power plants or renewables projects* Extensive knowledge through demonstrated experience in heavy industrial construction especially solar and wind farms.* Exceptionally strong attention to detail.* Excellent negotiation skills.* Strong communication, interpersonal, leadership, and team-building skills.* Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g., Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint).* Ability to perform duties in wide-ranging physical and climatic conditions, heights, and negotia¬tion of complex stair structures.* Occasional travel to project sites; 5-10%#LI-JR1Other 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.

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