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Engineering Sponsor - Oil, Gas, & Chemical


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 161479 

Job Level: Director 

Home District/Group: Kiewit OGC Engineering 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are a collaborative and engaging team of engineering managers that supports projects throughout the energy division. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s estimating and construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving oil and gas markets in partnership with Kiewit construction entities. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that span all major engineering disciplines to serve midstream, downstream, petrochemical and LNG markets. Backed by 130 years of construction excellence, our construction-driven execution approach encompasses constructability, safety and lowest installed cost at the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Our rapidly growing oil and gas team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge district of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery of complex and dynamic process facilities.


This position is based out of our Energy Corridor Office in Houston, TX. Opportunities for flexible work are available. 


  • Provide Engineering focused guidance and oversight of Project Engineering Managers and their teams during pursuits, project development, estimating, project initiation, execution and closeout within the Oil, Gas, & Chemical industry. This typically includes multiple project teams at various stages of execution and requires proactive communication, coordination and follow-up to meet project goals and objectives; ensure project scope work, schedule and budget are clearly defined and understood. 
  • Drive execution certainty through review and enforcement of project procedures consistent with contractual documents, quality plans and corporate policies for all engineering work
  • Established representative of Kiewit’s brand, readily supports business development and integral to the win strategy of pursuits.
  • Follows events of the energy industry and identifies opportunities and derailers specific to their market-segment that may impact Kiewit’s EPC strategies. 
  • Able to change focus from internal to external, building relationships with customers, partners, and project stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain sponsor-level zippering relationships with customers, other Kiewit functions/districts, subcontractors, and key technology providers throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide mentoring to mid-career engineers and designers to promote employee development. 
  • Share best-practices and execution experience to set project teams up for success.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering in any discipline, Construction, Project Management, Business or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Advanced Technical or Business Degree - MS, MBA (preferred).
  • PE license and/or PMP certification (desired).
  • 20+ years of OGC experience in all aspects of the project lifecycle with a focus on the Oil, Gas, & Chemical market.
  • Demonstrated success as a Project Director, Project Manager or Program Manager on multiple major onshore OGC EPCC Projects, 100MM TIC or greater.
  • Field experience in construction and/or commissioning.
  • Well versed and knowledgeable in supplier, vendor and subcontractor coordination and interface management.
  • Appreciation and understanding of the operations of other functions (e.g. Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, OSSQ, Business Management, Estimating, etc.)
  • Capable of autonomous management of multiple projects and personnel.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including reporting and presenting.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.
  • Focuses on building trusting teams, collaborative and strives for excellence in project outcomes.



Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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