Kiewit Corporation Mechanical Estimator in Chicago, Illinois

Mechanical Estimator

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 76930

Position Overview:

Prepares, reviews and presents discipline estimates for specific project proposal activities. Provides estimating assistance and guidance to projects, develops conceptual estimates and performs cost analysis. Responsible for assisting in the development of discipline/service estimators, developing and updating historical databases, and assisting in the development of department procedures. Provides direction to others on project/program level tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

• Develop complete estimates for large, complex jobs.

• Review owner plans and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project; develop plan for the actual construction to serve as basis for the estimate.

• Reviews all bid and contract documents and home office legal department opinions.

• Conduct site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to identify any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present.

• Utilize engineer techniques and procedures to conduct investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures.

• Perform design work as required by the project that is beyond the estimator scope of experience; handle any major technical problems encountered during bid preparation.

• Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry.

• Prepare special engineering studies or reports required by certain bid items or conditions.

• Consult with owners on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc.

Qualifications:

• Undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical, electrical, civil or construction-related technology, OR extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above

• At least seven years of related experience

• Exceptionally strong attention to detail, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint)

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2017 revenues of $8.7 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 22,000-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: Chicago

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