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Area Manager

Location: 

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 101122 

Job Level: Director 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

About Kiewit 
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 22,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

 

Scope:

The Area Manager will have overall accountability for one or more projects and play a key leadership role as the representative for Kiewit. You will be a key player in growing our Infrastructure Division within the Western Canada District. This an exciting opportunity where you will get to execute a business plan from the ground up, develop new team members and lead the construction of landmark projects which will impact society for generations to come.

Location

This position will be based out of Burnaby, BC 

District Overview

Kiewit’s Western Canada District is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast of Canada. 

Responsibilities
  • Develop a vision and execute a strategic plan for the Western Canada District leading new project scopes
  • Provide oversight and be accountable for Western Canada projects, both on the get work and build work side and ensure business needs are valid and correctly prioritized.
  • Provide ‘championship' for infrastructure projects, selling and marketing the area throughout the organization 
  • Oversee the whole project management process from approving project deliverables to initiating project reviews and ensure risk are continuously assessed and mitigated
  • Identify potential conflicts or issues and facilitate solutions (e.g. resource loading, priority clashes)
  • Build strong relationship with other Operational Leaders of the Western Canada District and foster effective teamwork between leadership and staff
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders including clients, vendors and subcontractors
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization in community and industry activities to enhance the Districts community profile
Qualifications
  • At least 15+ years’ related experience building or estimating heavy civil construction and infrastructure projects
  • Ideally have a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or similar
  • Experience leading multi-million-dollar contracts, including ownership of operations, project administration, client relations and all other scopes relative to large construction projects
  • Competent in the use of computer software applications used for project control and administration, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


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.