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Vice President Ohio Region Power Delivery (KPD)


Columbus, OH, US

Requisition ID: 119944 

Job Level: Executive 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic market direction, project development, sales campaigns, client relations, and contract negotiations for the Power Delivery market in the U.S. for Ohio and regional work Projects. He or She will develop and maintain trusting relationships with key client decision makers, stay abreast of client organizational and market changes, provide advice to design team of client needs and industry standards/requirements, and understand the business development opportunities with existing and potential clients. As such, the successful candidate will have responsibility for recommending market strategy and target opportunities, developing proposal strategy and participating in proposal and estimate preparation, provide insight and counsel for design parameters, interface with clients during project phases through to completion/commission, keeping abreast of industry regulatory changes,  along with developing focused marketing approaches for Ohio work.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re 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 Power Delivery (KPD) provides direct-hire construction services for Power Delivery Services utilizing organized and open shop labor force.  Kiewit Power Delivery throughout North America currently consists of Transmission & Distribution, Wind and Solar Projects.  All of Kiewit Power is committed to Kiewit’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” Philosophy. 


This position is based out of Columbus, OH location.


The Vice President Ohio Region will report to the President – Kiewit Power Delivery and has overall accountability for projects throughout the U.S. as needed. As the Vice President you will act as the representative of the organization, and play a vital leadership role through:

  • Providing 'championship' for the projects, selling and marketing the projects throughout the organization 
  • Providing business expertise and guidance to the Project Manager(s). 
  • Acting as the link between the project owners, the business community and key management decision making groups 
  • Acting as an arbitrator and making decisions that may be beyond the authority of the Project Manager
  • Leading annual strategy development with a three year look ahead for Power Delivery Regional Work in concert with participating districts, budget planning, and staffing necessary to achieve growth.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Ensuring that the business need is valid, correctly prioritized and project is properly launched 
  • Ensuring that the projects remain a viable business proposition 
  • Ensuring changes to the projects are properly managed and risks are assessed 
  • Establishing the project organization, roles, equipment, internal and external resource coordination and reporting structure 
  • Ensuring the project is following all Safety Guidelines and policies 
  • Approving key project deliverables 
  • Initiating project reviews and supporting the process of review with project team 
  • Resolving issues (typically competition for resources and priority clashes) 
  • Resolving conflict and removing obstacles to progress 
  • Overall quality and safety of the project, both the methods used to develop it and the end product.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Engineering, Construction Management or Business preferred
  • 15+ years of relevant experience in the electric Transmission and Distribution industry, ideally for the repair and maintenance of Grid and infrastructure within the US markets.
  • Required knowledge of utility client base and market participants for Ohio area
  • Experienced in contract negotiation with electric utilities for engineering, construction and EPC project work
  • Experience preferred in Power Delivery construction operations and/or operations management
  • Able to develop strategies and tactical plans to position Kiewit in these markets
  • Proven, verifiable, track record of leading successful sales pursuits across North America in both the union and merit shop labor arena
  • This individual must be well organized and have a high energy level. He or she must be a perceptive self-starter who can implement effective sales and marketing programs and make adjustments for industry trends, market swings, and competitor activities. 
  • The successful candidate will be innovative and have the ability to perceive business opportunities and work closely with company management in developing and executing strategies which capitalize on these opportunities
  • Must possess a professional demeanor that builds trusting relationships
  • Strong client interviewing skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interact effectively both professionally and socially with people of all levels.
  • Aggressive about career advancement through results based performance
  • Individual must conduct himself/herself in a manner which will reflect favorably upon the company, enhance its reputation and promote good will. The successful individual will have a reputation for integrity, maturity, and sound business judgment
  • Up to 50% travel required

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: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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