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Technical Project Manager - Kiewit Technology Group

Location: 

Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 159439 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Information Technology Group 

Department: Information Technology 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Technology Group (KTG) has multiple opportunities available for an experienced Technical Project Manager. At KTG, Project Manager are responsible for the activities associated with both technical and strategic initiatives.  While some our teams conduct work in a waterfall manner, the volume of work necessitates the use of Agile values and principles to ensure proper prioritization and execution of work. The Project Manager facilitates a variety of meetings, workshops, and ceremonies in support of all types of work for their teams. Additionally, they are responsible for the accurate and timely upkeep of data related to the team’s performance including project schedules, milestones, resource plans, and risks/issues.  The Project Manager fosters the team’s self-organization and does anything possible to help the team realize the goals of their product roadmap and perform at the highest level.

District Overview

Kiewit Technology Group (KTG) builds solutions to enable and support a $12.5 billion company. Our mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys technology solutions to the field and home office departments that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses systems and tools that manage every part of Kiewit’s business and lifecycle of a project to improve planning and day-to-day execution in the field by giving our people real-time data to make faster, smarter decisions. When you join KTG, you will make an impact on the critical work we do every day. 

Location

This position is based in Houston and offers a remote work option with occasional meetings in the office.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee multiple concurrent complex projects ensuring the team is fully functional and productive
  • Drive establishment of, and enforce, team ground rules and cultural norms
  • Enable collaboration across all roles and functions. Coordinates as needed with external teams.
  • Ensure the team is fully functional and productive and can react quickly
  • Protect the team by identifying and removing or escalating any distractions, impediments, or roadblocks
  • Review action items / next steps and hold the team accountable for follow through.  Rigorously manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time
  • Stay focused on delivery and quality by encouraging teamwork, transparency, and collaboration.
  • Manage budget estimates, actual cost and remaining work forecast/cost evaluations, applicable to the project(s), with the ability to speak to the details and escalate any risks with the project sponsor and stakeholders
  • Develop and manage detailed project and release plans, including all dependencies, resource constraints, associated timelines, gate checks, reviews and reporting
  • Manage interactions with all project participants and stakeholders to ensure an effective transition of reusable project-related documentation and results into production/operations ownership
  • Identify and mitigate risks as they occur elevating them to management, as appropriate, in a timely manner
  • Creatively facilitate retrospectives to elicit ideas and improvements

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as software development Project Manager, Program Manager, or a related information management / technology role
  • Experience with various project management methodologies (waterfall, Agile, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.)
  • Must be able to communicate well with teams. Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to present information both to technical and non-technical customers/stakeholders, in appropriate media and form.
  • Able to use Project Management / Agile methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, while adhering to high quality standards and meeting customer expectations.
  • Able to effectively manage procurement of software, software development and hardware as required by the project.
  • Reinforce cohesive team values and drive resiliency in an ever-changing environment.
  • Understand fundamentals of the software development lifecycle
  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics (burndown metrics, velocity)
  • Understand backlog tracking and task definition
  • Familiarity with techniques such as user story mapping, personas and persona mapping, visual management, and information radiators
  • Ability to navigate complex release management environments and effective at planning and coordinating software releases at various intervals (monthly, adhoc)
  • Familiarity with work management tools/products, such as Power Apps, Azure DevOps, JIRA, Confluence, Clarity, etc. is a plus

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Other requirements:

 

  • Regular, reliable attendance .
  • Work productively and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees and others; individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively.

 

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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