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Project Manager, Bioprocessing - KIG

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 153821 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial Group 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview


The Project Manager, in this highly visible position, will support the engineering, procurement, construction and startup of complex heavy industrial EPC related projects. The Project Manager will also provide oversight on assigned development projects and carry the overall ownership of the estimate once the job is won and moves into production. Should be comfortable managing multiple  projects at once  as this is an experienced and hands-on position. Responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, and startup oversight for EPC contract values more than $50 million dollars from an operational perspective. Team building leader, with strong planning and organizational skills; adept in engineering and operations including design, contracts, negotiations, estimating, project controls, and dispute resolution. Tasks include reviewing performance guarantees, engineering fee, estimates, schedule, and project progress reporting, and can identify and put a plan in place to address where a project needs additional focus.  Managing and motivating staff to maximum productivity and cost control, as well as facilitating and conducting scheduling, safety, and training meetings/workshops. 

 

Kiewit’s mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we are building hospitals to support the community, 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 Industrial Group, Inc is a full-service EPC firm serving the industrial market. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major disciplines serving the Mining and Minerals Processing,  Food and Beverage, Waste to Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and Industrial Power markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our engineering-led construction driven approach which implements constructability and safety in the earliest phases of the projects to ensure safe, on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Location

This position is based out of Lenexa, KS. Alternative locations maybe considered on a case-by-case basis.

Responsibilities

  • Lead bioprocessing projects comprised of biofuels, biochemicals, and renewable natural gas(waste to energy).
  • Support engineering in research and development of new technologies including OEM and engineering partner evaluations and relationships.
  • Oversee and direct project teams by providing communication, coordination, and follow-up to meet project goals and objectives; ensure project scope of work, schedule and budget are clearly defined and understood.
    • Projects include both engineering design as well as construction execution.  Expect to be involved with projects from the concept/bid/planning phase through final execution, start-up, commissioning, and turnover.
  • Establish project procedures consistent with contractual documents and quality plans for all engineering work; determine and oversee all project controls, schedules and budgets.
  • Serve as project representative with client, constructor, subcontractors, and vendors at kick-off meetings, job walks, project review, and other meetings and correspondence.
  • Coordinate training and compliance measures to ensure project procedures are followed.
  • Identify and secure necessary appovals for all changes in project scope, budget and/or schedule.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with client, adjusting as necessary to comply with client needs within contractual obligations, or adjust project deliverables to meet client and Kiewit needs.
  • Ensure all work products are consistent with industry standards and in accordance with good engineering practice and applicable codes, and in compliance with all pertinent legal codes and requirements..
  • Provide ongoing training and mentoring to Project Managers and engineers to promote employee development.
  • Oversee engineering fundamentals and practices to track and budget progress with project milestones.

Qualifications

  • Should have general understanding of projects involving some of the following areas: renewable energy, fuels, fermentation, downstream processing, anaerobic digestion, gas cleanup, bioreactions, thermal chemical conversion, pyrolysis, and biomass material handling.
  • Degree in Engineering, or similar type experience in a related position that provides the knowledge and experience required for this position
  • Must possess theoretical knowledge of the engineering discipline must solve practical problems in the discipline.
  • Must apply principles of the engineering discipline to basic or applied research. 
  • Possess 8+ plus years’ experience in managing engineering, procurement, construction of bioprocessing facilities.
  • Prior experience serving as Project Manager, Startup Manager, of multidiscipline teams, where responsibilities include construction, procurement, engineering, estimating, contracts management, and owner relations
  • Knowledge of principles of complex EPC project design, analysis, and planning
  • Knowledge of EPC standards including scheduling, contracts, coordinating and managing all disciplines and subcontractors
  • Proficiency in planning and management of scope of work and time estimation
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills at the executive level
  • Ability to travel based on business needs

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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY 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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.


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