Regional Engineering Manager - Kiewit Power Engineering

Location: 

Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 170302 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

 

Position Overview

The successful candidate will be responsible for effectively leading and growing the design engineering team, providing operational execution oversight, and pursuing new work opportunities within the region. They will be expected to have a firm understanding of the regional team’s technical capabilities, the needs of major local clients, competitors and key partners, and available talent pool from local competitors and universities. The candidate should have or quickly develop relationships with multiple targeted clients within the region and initiate contact with other potential, secondary clients that could be leveraged in the future.

 

This role requires engaging both new and existing clients to solidify strong relationships and best position their team to build a stable and growing backlog. The candidate should have experience in project sorting to determine if a project should be bid or not bid based on an effective evaluation of the impactful variables. They should have experience mentoring new and experienced team members through their challenges and helping them meet individual career goals. This role requires an in-depth understanding of project and business line financials including reporting and presenting these results to senior leadership. They will help build and execute short-term and long-term regional market strategies to set the best course supporting the Power business line.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 3,000 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 140 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery. 

 

Our rapidly growing Power district, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPC delivery model for power facilities. We offer a variety of engineering services, including owner's engineering, project development, detailed engineering and design, construction management and plant services. Our engineering teams bring power projects to life across North America in the following areas: 

  • Gas-fired generation  
  • Power delivery  
  • Environmental retrofits 
  • Renewables and new technology 
  • Water/wastewater   

 

We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that develop projects through the project life-cycle engaging exciting projects throughout North America. Our staff leads the power markets engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s 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.   

 

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. 

Location

This position is based out of our office in Houston, TX. The ability to travel at least 20% to client and project locations within the region is expected.

Responsibilities

•    Develop and grow the regional business by building relationships throughout each clients’ engineering operations organization
•    Drive business growth through expanding service offerings within existing clients
•    Sponsor business development pursuits, key partnerships, strategy and initiatives, including development and review of proposals and estimates
•    Provide local project sponsorship and monitor performance routinely using pre-defined metrics (progress, financial health, schedule adherence, risk and opportunities, claims)
•    Build teams, including appropriate levels of management, needed to ensure quality execution (adherence to budget, schedule and quality 
•    Grow operational capability and scale through talent acquisition and establishment of additional satellite offices
•    Promote development and mentorship of local team, include mapping of career paths, goals and opportunities
•    Provide day-to-day supervision of office staff; serve as primary office representative within regional organization 
•    Coordinate staffing needs and availability routinely with business line peers
•    Work closely with “Get Work” teams and other departments ensuring maximum exposure of the Company’s capabilities, including an understanding of the offerings of other Kiewit business units and the presentation of those capabilities when appropriate
•    Manage regional P&L financial performance, revenue delivered, achieved net gain and billable utilization
•    Actively collaborate in development of business planning and market strategy 
 

Qualifications

•    Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in engineering from an ABET accredited university
•    At least ten years’ experience performing power  engineering related duties
•    At least five years’ management experience leading project teams performing power engineering related duties
•    Knowledge of engineering standards applicable to the power industry
•    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence in taking initiative 
•    Professional Engineering license (required)
•    PMP Certification (desired)
•    Legally able to work within the United States for any length of time
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills; fluent in English language

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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.

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.


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