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Sr. EPC Project Engineer - Oil, Gas & Chemical


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 162077 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Energy US District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Senior EPC Project Engineer role is a manager of EPC processes and controls.  We are a collaborative and engaging team of EPC managers that support projects, pursuits, and front-end early contractor involvement for the Kiewit Energy OGC division. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s 1OGC estimating, integrated project controls, design engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning teams.  

The role will provide management oversight, project administration, or technical support to the Project Director on larger LNG, Petrochem, Refinery and Midstream EPC projects and manage technical and administrative staff to facilitate instruction management services. 
-    While interfacing with design engineering, responsibilities may include management and review of comprehensive construction-focused engineering plans with an emphasis on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs to achieve client expectations and sustain Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.  
-    The Sr. EPC Project Engineer may be responsible for leading the Project Controls team as well as operational and financial reporting.  Duties include weekly reporting at project & department levels, staffing decisions, financial performance analysis, monthly reporting of operational results, and ongoing maintenance/development of performance metrics. 
-    The Sr. EPC Project Engineer may support construction activities by planning, organizing, and implementing those management duties (i.e., project controls systems, subcontract and materials management, purchasing, commercial administration, and integrated scheduling). 

Common positions reporting to a Sr. EPC Project Engineer during execution of a mega-project may include:
•    Design Manager for construction’s engineering interface not specific to technical engineering management
•    Procurement Manager with responsibilities for subcontractor administration
•    Commercial Manager with responsibilities for change management and client relations
•    Assistant Project Engineer with responsibilities for Field Engineering operating procedures and Quality check sheets
•    Information Manager and Document Control
•    Project Controls Manager with responsibilities for Scheduling, quantity management, and reporting
•    Project Controller with responsibilities for Business functions including invoicing and payroll

District Overview

Kiewit Energy was established to better serve the diverse and expanding energy market. Kiewit Energy provides cohesive engineering, procurement and construction services to the oil, gas, refining, chemicals, petrochemicals, biofuels, and other process industries. Early Contract Involvement presence offering clients long-term relationships, providing integrated schedules, realistic construction estimates, and construction driven execution planning.


This position will initially be based out of our Energy Corridor Office in Houston, TX with potential short-term relocation and/or travel opportunities for jobsites throughout North America. 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.


•    Provide leadership and coaching to manage and direct commercial, controls, and/or multi-discipline teams by collaborating, setting direction and expectations
•    Accountable for overall ownership of indirect budgets, schedule development, and field engineering execution to meet project milestones and objectives 
•    Utilize Kiewit’s unique integrated project controls environment along with industry execution knowledge and fundamental practices to manage EPC progress and performance 
•    Lead project change management processes to ensure the project scope of work, schedule, and budgets are clearly defined and understood 
•    Collaborate with operations management to make data-driven decisions, build relationships across matrix organizations, and establish effective controls 
•    Establish project procedures consistent with contractual documents and quality plans for field engineering work
•    Determine and oversee project controls, schedules, and budgets 
•    Serve as technical and/or commercial representative with customers, engineers, constructors, subcontractors, and vendors at kick-off meetings, job walks, project reviews, and other project stakeholder engagements 
•    Maintain on-going communication with project stakeholders, making adjustments as necessary to comply with project needs within contractual obligations, or adjust deliverables to meet customer needs 
•    Coordinate training and compliance measures to ensure procedures are followed 
•    Provide training and mentoring to mid-level and senior engineers and/or project engineers to promote employee development, as well as providing performance evaluations
•    Ensure all work products are consistent with industry codes and standards and in accordance with good engineering practice 


•    Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university 
•    Advanced degrees or certifications a plus 
•    At least 10+ years’ related experience and/or training, specifically in the oil, gas, and chemical engineering or construction industry with a proven track record of successful outcomes
•    Project Management experience leading and influencing productive teams highly desirable
•    Working knowledge and understanding of cost control, project controls terminology and project scheduling processes, and ability to understand project owner specifications and engineering drawings
•    Exposure to data analytics and machine learning preferred.
•    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
•    Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies 
•    Ability to think strategically while identifying problems and developing creative solutions.
•    Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
•    Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity, and proven negotiation skills desirable 
•    Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation communication skills  
•    Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives
•    Strong organizational skills, time management, and knowing when to dive into details without losing site of the project objectives. 
•    Competent in the use of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, PowerBI, SharePoint and Outlook 

Other common names for this role: Assistant Project Director, Project Field Engineer, Project Controls Director, Commercial Director, Back Office Project Manager. 


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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