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Area Manager, Kiewit Energy Canada


Calgary, AB, CA Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 145559 

Job Level: Director 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Energy Canada District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The project Sponsor will have overall accountability for one or more projects and playa key leadership role as the representative for Kiewit.  You will ensure our projects are estimated accurately, delivered on time and budget and exceeding client expectations.  You'll help us proactively mitigate risks and help ensure the job is executed effectively.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. We depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get the job 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 Canada is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  We are a major industrial contractor that work on projects that involve construction of energy and oil & gas facilities such as renewables, oilsands processing, including steam–assisted gravity drainage facilities, upgrading & refining, midstream facilities, power & co-generation, terminal projects (ex. LNG, LPG, etc.), and major mine developments.  We also have a Modular Yard facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Our engineering branch is a leading-edge division that offers innovative engineering services for our current projects and new pursuits in Canada.  Our design services group are based in Calgary and Houston offering expertise in process, piping, mechanical, electrical and civil/structural disciplines. 


This position is based out of Calgary, AB and may be open to Burnaby, BC for the right individual.

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.


  • Providing business expertise and guidance to the Project Manager and help with key decisions that may be beyond the authority of the Project Manager
  • Participate in "Get Work" efforts by identifying future work opportunities at existing projects.
  • Assist the Get Work  team with the development of estimates and proposals
  • Act as the link between internal and external stakeholders including: the project partners, sub-contractors, the business community and District leadership teams.
  • Establish the project organization, roles and structure to ensure each employee is being effectively utilized and developed while assigned
  • Ensure business needs are identified and effective plans are in place to help prioritize and launch projects
  • Manage any change management, mitigate any risks and approve any key project deliverables
  • Oversee arbitration and decision making that may be beyond the authority of the Project Manager
  • Drive partnerships with other Districts to ensure 1Kiewit philosophy is fully embraced and executed including integration with both engineering and procurement functions as well as construction.
  • Ensure Kiewit's strong safety and quality culture are integrated throughout project organization
  • Initiate project reviews to ensure that Kiewit basics and fundamentals are in place and fully executed
  • Resolve issues such as competition for resources and priority clashes
  • Champion project(s), selling and marketing the project throughout the organization


  • Bachelor's degree in a construction-related or engineering field or equivalent experience
  • 15+ years' experience in construction or engineering field within the energy / infrastructure industries
  • Exposure to EPC execution models is an asset
  • 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 an taking initiative
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, quality, ethics and integrity
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail
  • Fast-paced office environment, must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively
  • Must be an effective oral and written communicator
  • Ability to travel up to 50% and relocate as business needs requires

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 a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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.

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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