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Operations Finance Internship (Summer 2023)


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 123839 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Business Management 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 


As a construction and engineering leader, Kiewit — through its operating companies — brings a wealth of diverse resources and a track record for delivering the highest quality results on budget and on schedule. We service a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; industrial; and mining.

The scale of our operations is huge. Our projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing accounting and finance professionals as they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. Our objective is to hire driven problem solvers, who display strong leadership potential and are looking for a rewarding, collaborative experience.

Position Overview

The operations finance internship is focused on supporting the project accounting and finance functions.  Each project at Kiewit is run like a small business, with the operations finance interns getting exposure to critical tasks such as forecast modeling, cash flow analysis, risk/opportunity tracking, return on investment initiatives, and analytics. Interns will become a subject matter expert in different types of cost and revenue components such as labor, construction equipment, materials, and subcontracts. 


Kiewit Houston - 585 N Dairy Ashford Rd., Houston, TX 77079


•    Participate in month-end close out processes and preparation of financial reporting package for project management
•    Gathering and analyzing financial data, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations and solutions to management
•    Oversight of processes completed by service partners including payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and human capital management
•    Foster relationships with the Operations team and shows a willingness to learn about the Construction industry
•    Ability to take on new challenges, outside of prior experiences or educational background, in order to build a versatile skillset
•    Understands intercompany and client billing process workflow, importance of timely and accurate billing documentation, and the effects of timeliness on cash management
•    Reviews costs, quantity claiming, budget structure and exception reports and makes appropriate corrections to ensure accurate reporting for leadership
•    Identifies, adjusts, and reviews forecast and budget issues with the cost report to confirm proper recognition of cost and revenue
•    Maintains a highly organized work environment, understands importance of time management, and communicates in a clear, concise and effective manner
•    Follows the Corporate Compliance Program and works in conjunction with the compliance department to implement all EEO and labor laws at the project level


•    0 - 2 years of financial/data analysis experience
•    Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Business Management, and/or equivalent degree
•    Minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
•    Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills.
•    Displays strong leadership qualities with the ability to drive projects from conception to completion.
•    Experience working with Excel including Pivot Tables, V-Look Ups, and other key functions is preferred.
•    Recognizes the importance of being a team player by adapting to changing project needs.
•    Effective communication (both oral and written), organization and interpersonal skills.
•    Attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Must be able to freely access all parts of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
•    Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future
•    Must have a valid Driver’s License
•    Previous internship experience is preferred.

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: Houston

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