Project Sponsor - Oil, Gas, & Chemical

Location: 

Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171862 

Job Level: Director 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Energy US District 

Department: Field Operations 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Project Operations Sponsor, you will work with various Project Management team members from different projects to manage the overall performance for commercial construction projects and have direct client relations responsibility. You will also provide oversight of the estimation and complete project management of multiple project teams.

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 and travel 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 Energy US, Inc is a full-service EPC firm serving oil, gas, and chemical markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering, Construction, and Commissioning disciplines to serve the LNG, midstream, refining, and petrochemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.
Our rapidly growing oil, gas and chemical team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery model for dynamic process facilities. 

Location

This position will be based at our Energy Corridor office with extensive travel responsibilities for projects. One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.

Responsibilities

•    Leads all aspects of Kiewit’s safety culture and a commitment to Nobody Gets Hurt.
•    Assists and supports Executive leadership with strategy development and business initiatives within the organization.
•    Provides oversight and senior management for multiple construction teams through the preconstruction and construction process. 
•    Provide Strategic plans for new business opportunities and fosters new client relationships.
•    Serves as the primary client relationship manager, who builds long-term relationships with new and existing clients to generate new business opportunities.
•    Oversight and Collaboration during the Preconstruction, Estimating, and proposal development process for new and existing business opportunities. 
•    Leads Contract negotiations, solutions and development 
•    Involvement in the community and industry as an influential leader through participation in organizations and memberships. 
•    Senior Management responsibility for the project performance: financial, schedule, client relations.
•    Ensures that staffing resources are sufficient on projects and assists in employee development, recruiting, retention, 

Qualifications

•    Ability to travel and relocate as needed
•    15+ years’ experience in the commercial construction market
•    Bachelor's degree in Engineering; Construction Management; Business, OR similar type experience in a related position that provides knowledge and experience required for this position
•    Prior experience serving as Project Manager, Design Manager, Director of Estimating, or Project Director of construction teams, where responsibilities include construction, engineering, estimating, contracts management, and client relations
•    Knowledge of commercial construction standards including scheduling, contracts, coordinating and managing all disciplines and subcontractors
•    Excellent communication and leadership skills
•    Competent in the use of computer software applications used for project control and administration, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
•    Staff Management
•    Project Management
•    Business Process Management
•    Business Administration
•    Public Speaking and Presentations

Other common names for this role: Project Director, Sponsor, Senior Project Manager

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.


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