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Koch Specialty Plant Services, LLC (KSPS) is now hiring for a General Construction Estimator. The successful candidate will be able to effectively create FEL 1 through FEL 5 estimates for industrial construction disciplines including piping systems, fired equipment, civil, structural, vessels, towers, and associated soft crafts, etc. Must be able to scope projects based on site conditions and other factors (subcontracts, equipment, labor resources). Must have knowledge to support level 1 to 4 construction schedule creation, develop accurate manhour estimates across a broad range of construction activities in both new construction and turnaround environments. This candidate will have a full understanding of work scope, safety considerations, requirements, equipment, subcontracts, labor resources needed for successful execution. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Developing and honing estimating standards and benchmarking based on project outcomes.
  • Site job walks to scope project, understand and clarify requirements, identify constraints, etc. 
  • Collaborate with sales team to build quality estimates for customer bids.
  • Collaborate with KSPS project management, engineering, and operations to support project planning.
  • Accurately estimate costs for subcontracted scope items. Obtain subcontract bids for estimate & schedule incorporation as needed.
  • Work in environments where wearing personal protective equipment is required including but not limited to: safety harness, FRC coveralls, hard hat, ear plugs and safety glasses, etc. 

Physical Qualifications:

  • Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing and Pulmonary Function Testing are required prior to employment
  • Fitness for Duty exams are required prior to employment

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Experience in capital project estimating, piping and mechanical work in heavy industry
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings, isometrics, P&ID’s
  • Experience in capturing Ideas on paper such as piping layouts, cable tray layouts, equipment orientations, etc.
  • Experience developing scope of work and schedules
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time on average or as needed for project job walks, job site visits, etc

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Technical school training, apprenticeship program, or college degree
  • Experience using estimating software (Winest, InEight, ASPEN, etc)
  • Experience using P6 or Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of fired equipment (boilers, burners, flares, VCU)
  • Knowledge of I&E 
  • Experience with advanced work packages

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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