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Mechanical Estimator - Water/Wastewater

Kiewit Corporation Dallas, TX

Job Description

Requisition ID: 101659 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Water/Waste Water 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

This is a staff position reporting to the Lead Estimator.  You will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for various projects throughout Kiewit's markets.  Also able to make assumptions based on experience with detailed plans are not provided and front end estimating is performed based on conceptual level designs.

District Overview

Kiewits Water Facilities South group is one of Kiewits leading water/wastewater districts specializing in constructing water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, and desalination plants. Although we are headquartered in Dallas TX, with regional offices in Miami FL and Atlanta GA, we also pursue various projects stretching across the country. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design. Because our people receive continuous and extensive training, hands-on experience and challenging responsibilities from the day they join our team, they quickly develop the expertise that has earned our district its reputation as the premier contractor in the southeast United States.  


This position will be based out of Irving TX


  •  Ability to look at mechanical deliverables and understand construction needs.
  •  Ability to develop scope from RFP and work with discipline team to estimate work without gaps or overlaps.
  •  Identifies and collaborates with his/her discipline to eliminate any gaps in technical deliverables for estimates.
  •  Brings solutions to team with cost analysis.
  •  Knowledgeable about industry norms for engineering estimating metrics and ratios, and will identify and explain reasons for any deviations from these norms.
  •  Identify and assess technical risks and recommend appropriate risk mitigation.
  •  Leads and promotes efforts to find innovative estimating methods to generate consistent, cost effective and accurate solutions to tight schedules and quick turnaround on estimates.
  •  Ensures team has resources to identify and define best-cost/best-practice solutions and alternatives for estimates.
  •  Knowledgeable about codes and standards to review engineering.
  •  Identify relatively common code and spec interpretations that will yield a well-proven, technically compliant but more cost effective, fit-for-purpose design.
  •  Suggest appropriate alternatives for consideration by engineering team as needed.
  •  Collaborates with engineering team for expertise.
  •  Identifies changes in scope of work and conveys any estimate and/or schedule impact to the team.
  •  Exhibits consistency in work.
  •  Collaborates with procurement and estimating team to ensure pricing and quantities are correct.
  • Qualifications

  • ¯ ¯ Undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical, civil or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above
  • ¯ ¯ Minimum 5 years experience working on an estimating team, specifically with focus on the mechanical scope of work.
  • ¯ ¯ Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with construction, preferably in the Water/Wastewater market.
  • ¯ ¯ Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • ¯ ¯ Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • 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.

    Job Details

    Date Posted May 21, 2020
    Date Closes July 20, 2020
    Requisition 101659
    Located In Dallas, TX
    SOC Category 00-0000.00

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