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Project Manager - Underground


Omaha, NE, US Chicago, IL, US Newburgh, NY, US

Requisition ID: 99217 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for job site management and oversee the administrative and technical aspects of construction projects. 

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

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities (tunneling, deep foundations) since 1949, and has completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than $1B.  Looking for hands-on, engineers excited to be both in the field and office supporting project and estimating work.  



Location:Kiewit Underground District has its headquarters in Omaha, NE and operates across North America with current projects in Nebraska, South Dakota, New York, and Chicago. We require our employees to be open to relocation or temporary job assignments throughout this region


•    Develop complete understanding of contract plans, specifications, applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements.
•    Prepare, revise and communicate standards, procedures and policies.
•    Manage and oversee field projects, ensure implementation and effectiveness, document findings and take corrective action as needed.
•    Observe functioning of operational equipment or systems to determine need for adjustments and identify any safety hazards, taking all necessary corrective actions to eliminate or minimize hazards.
•    Strong communication skills to conduct effective meetings with the client, prime contractor, suppliers, vendors, unions, and job team
•    Strong organizational and scheduling skills to effectively lead job teams


•    Seven or more years’ relevant experience in the underground/tunneling industry with conventional or TBM tunneling operations.
•    Must be willing and able to relocate temporarily or for a longer-term period to project sites as needed. 
•    Current experience in the underground/tunneling industry as a Project Manager - preferred

Other common names for this role: Assistant Project Manager, APM, Sr. Project Manager, Sponsor

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.