Electrical Estimator - Northwest

Location: Vancouver WA Posted Date: September 9, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 559605900 Careermine Job Id: 1800771
Requisition ID: 80272

Position Overview
At Kiewit, one of our keys to company stability is winning work at the right price. Without some of the best estimators in the business, we wouldn't be where we are today. With expanding business in the Northwest we're currently looking for an Estimator with expertise in the electrical discipline for highway and traffic systems to add to our Estimating team in our Vancouver, Washington office. If you enjoy planning and evaluating a project and constructing and understanding unit and labor cost methods, this role is definitely for you.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we're boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There's a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won't find anywhere else.

District Overview
Kiewit's Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii.

Location
This position is based out of our Northwest District Office, Vancouver, Washington.

Responsibilities
• Provide full electrical estimating services on large, complex construction projects for bid-build, design-build, EPC projects with project values ranging from $200,000 to multibillion dollars.
• Develop project estimates requiring bid information and prepare the estimates to ensure all factors are properly considered, priced, and included in the estimate summary.
• Analyze, review and interpret engineering contracts, owner plans and specifications to develop an understanding and be able to produce comprehensive detailed construction estimates
• Conduct site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to identify any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present.
• Use detailed construction analysis and historical costs to create accurate schedules, job cost projections/audits and constructability studies.
• Manage dealings with vendors, subcontractors and/or self-perform work to make sure we are providing the best possible estimate
• Ensure estimating and proposal activities are in accordance to Kiewit codes and standards and home office legal department opinions.

Qualifications
• Degree in Electrical Engineering, Construction Management or related experience.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience estimating all electrical scopes of highway or traffic systems. WSDOT and/or Caltrans experience is a plus.
• Broad knowledge and ability to understand project scheduling, cost control, specifications, and engineering drawings.
• Solid experience in utilizing Estimating software (Accubid, Heavybid Bluebeam, etc.)
• Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
• Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
• Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
• Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
• Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
• Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail
• Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment.

Other Common names for this position: Project Engineer, Superintendent

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.

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