Import Compliance Specialist


Houston, TX, US The Woodlands, TX, US

Requisition ID: 172226 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Supply Chain Management 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations.  We work in a variety of markets including Transportation/Infrastructure, oil and gas/petrochemical, power, building, water/wastewater, industrial, mining and marine construction and run projects throughout North America.  We hire the best people to work on some of the most important (and largest) projects in North America in our industries and believe in training and developing our employees, to become future leaders! Our clients come to us because of our safety, and quality focus and our ability to deliver.   


We are adding a Trade Compliance Specialist to our team to support projects around North America for all of our markets.  In this role, you will perform a variety of duties necessary to support Kiewit’s compliance with import/export regulations and operations thereby ensuring ensure materials and equipment get to the project within schedule.  You can expect to interact with internal and external partners, as well as directly with internal clients, stockholders, and vendors on a variety of import/export compliance related activities to minimize associated risk to the Company while supporting business growth goals.

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network group specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building; and mining.  Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service focused on ensuring equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price. We strive to offer an appropriate level of quality and ensure materials and services are delivered on schedule and in compliance with the client’s specifications and expectations. 


This position can be located in either our Woodlands Texas office or our Dairy Ashford Road Office.  This is not hybrid, or remote.  


  • Maintain trade compliance policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current rules and regulations.
  • Determine and assign tariff classifications to products to ensure accurate reporting and compliance.
  • Handle and review import and export documentation to ensure that all required documents are present for recordkeeping compliance.
  • Coordinate release of shipment with the Customs Broker, Carrier, CBP/CBSA, and other government agencies.
  • Adhere and execute KSN’s import and export operational process and procedures.
  • Conduct audits and assessments to identify potential compliance issues and implement corrective actions.
  • Review and approve broker invoices and ACH statements for payment of duties.
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors, brokers, and others involved in import and export transactions.


  • Bachelor's degree and minimum of 2+ years performing functions as outlined above or 5 years experience with no degree.  
  • Must have experience working with both import/export operations within North America, including handling import and export documentation and operations.
  • Understanding of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule Search and classification concepts and references
  • Must possess excellent verbal/written communication skills, with strong oral presentation skills
  • Must be able to drive actions forward in Trade Compliance and comfortable working independently and as part of a team
  • Import/Export experience with vehicles, construction equipment and multiple load entries between US, Mexico & Canada strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a cross-functional environment with stakeholders (e.g., Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, IT, Logistics, and Legal)
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and exhibit excellent follow-up
  • Possess strong analytical and research skills

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Other 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.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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