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Director, Kiewit Development Company


Los Angeles, CA, US Irvine, CA, US

Requisition ID: 147565 

Job Level: Director 

Home District/Group: DHO P3 Projects 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Director will be located in the Los Angeles area, alongside the Co-Head of Development and other locally based team members. The Director will be part of a  geographically dispersed team with staff located across North America and will work on all aspects of project origination, development, financing and execution of development and project finance opportunities across North America.  


The role will require travel across the United States and Canada, however the focus will be on originating, developing and executing diversified investment and construction opportunities in the United States.  

District Overview

Kiewit Development is the development, investment and asset management arm of Kiewit. Formed in 2009, Kiewit Development supports Kiewit’s design and construction activities with a dedicated team of project management, development, investment, finance and asset management professionals located across North America. We develop projects across North America in all markets and business segments in which Kiewit participates. We work closely with public and private clients to understand their needs and constraints and deliver comprehensive solutions that meet those needs. We support projects from start to finish with in-house expertise in areas including: market development, teaming, proposals, legal and commercial, financial and technical. In addition, we oversee the delivery of our assets during construction, commissioning and operations.


This position is based out of our Los Angeles, California location. 


  • Assist in identifying and subsequently evaluating opportunities for Kiewit to use its development and finance expertise to create engineering and construction opportunities (which may or may not result in the deployment of balance sheet equity)
  • Lead the preparation of internal and external documents including investment approvals, project briefs, internal and external presentations
  • Take an active role in the training and development of team members to ensure positive growth opportunities exist within the team
  • Manage multiple work streams for project pursuits including management of external consultants
  • Develop project finance models to assess project feasibility and viability
  • Review complex third party financial models used for evaluating and bidding opportunities on a range of project finance opportunities, including DBF, DBFOM and other alternative procurement projects
  • Review complex legal documentation and project finance related structures
  • Support project teams and group management in all other areas as required
  • Lead or support pre-qualification and qualification submissions for pursuits
  • Identify and lead detailed research on identified industries to support business plan development
  • Represent the team and company at industry conferences, seminars, etc.


  • Undergraduate degree in business, engineering or math, or a general arts /science degree combined with post-graduate degree in business, law or strong applied experience
  • CPA or CFA designation beneficial but not required
  • 10+ years of experience, with 5+ in relevant field  
  • Past work experience in one or more of the following sectors: energy (traditional energy, solar, wind, hydro), industrial power (campus, district, etc.), RNG, gasification, digital infrastructure, corporate development, banking, capital markets



  • Strong written and spoken communication skills including presentation skills and development of professional quality printed materials
  • Ability to review and interpret complex legal and financial agreements and summarize key issues (i.e. project agreements, power purchase agreements, purchase & sale agreements, finance term sheets, etc.)
  • Demonstrated history of working as part of a team, as well as managing other team members 
  • Experience with project finance considered beneficial but not critical if similar skills and experience have been developed in other related industries (i.e. corporate finance, corporate development, M&A, internal acquisitions group, etc.)
  • Very detail-oriented and ability to work and think independently     
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills including experience reviewing or building complex financial models in Microsoft excel
  • Strong qualitative presentation skills including experience preparing, reviewing and presenting materials in Microsoft PowerPoint and other similar presentation formats
  • Experience managing external consultants
  • Understanding of general accounting and taxation principles 
  • Excellent organizational and co-ordination skills with the ability to effectively manage time, priorities and multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with diverse internal stakeholder groups in a large corporate environment
  • Extended work hours and travel may be required 
  • Ability to travel freely between Canada and the U.S.


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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