Commissioning & Startup (CSU) Technical Services Manager - Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 1


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 171028 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Commissioning 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

The CSU Technical Services Manager primarily sponsors the Commissioning planning activities and deliverables through the FEL and Detailed Design Phases of a project.  Principal input is targeted at both steady state operability as well as transient operating conditions, such as pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup stages, load changes, normal shutdown, emergency shutdown and maintenance. 
The applicant should possess Process and Startup experience in a range of mining and mineral processes for commodities, which includes various forms of Lithium, Gold, Silver, Copper, Soda Ash, and Rare Earth elements.  

Specific deliverables may include sponsoring CSU estimates, CSU deliverables, CSU Schedules, and technical input into operating documents such as: 

  • operating philosophies
  • technology selection input 
  • process unit operating manuals
  • utilities manuals
  • laboratory manuals
  • lubrication schedules
  • chemical cleaning documents
  • systems priority identification packages
  • startup schedules
  • start-up philosophies
  • vendor servicemen schedules

The CSU Technical Services Manager develops and submits man-hour estimates to the Director of Commissioning for review and approval for all new proposals based on ITB requirements and input from the Proposal Manager. 

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt. 


Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities. 



This position is based out of Lenexa, KS. Opportunities for flexible work are available.


The Technical Services Manager will participate in the following project activities, as required. 
•    Participates in PFD / P&ID Reviews 
•    Participates in Technical / Hazard Reviews 
•    Participates in Factory Acceptance Tests 
•    Participates in Model Reviews 
•    Participates in Project Meetings and Consultation 
The Technical Services Manager will also oversee or perform the follow: 
•    Develops and Participates in Training Programs 
•    Develops and writes Operating Philosophies 
•    Develops and writes Basic Engineering Package Operating Manuals 
•    Develops and writes Operating Instructions Manuals – to OSHA Standards, if required 
•    Develops and writes Utilities / Off-sites Manuals – to OSHA Standards, if required 
•    Develops and writes Laboratory Manuals / Laboratory Equipment Specifications 
•    Develops and writes Pre-commissioning / Commissioning Procedures 
•    Develops and writes Maintenance Manuals 
•    Develops and writes Chemical Cleaning Documents 
•    Develops and writes Tie-In Procedures 
•    Develops Lubrication Schedules 
•    Develops Systems Priority / Turnover Identification Packages 
•    Develops Startup / Vendor Servicemen Schedules 
•    Develops Man hour Estimates for new proposals 
Additional Responsibilities 
Assigned CSU Technical Services staff are responsible for the scheduling of their activities required to support on-going projects. This includes producing a 2-month look-ahead schedule that will include such items as: 
•    Issue date for the CSU Estimate 
•    Issue date for the operating philosophy 
•    Issue date for the operating manuals 
•    Issue date for the safety manuals, if applicable 
•    Issue date for the laboratory manuals, if applicable 
•    Issue date for the lubrication schedule, if applicable 
•    Issue date for the pre-commissioning / commissioning procedures, if applicable 
•    Manual review / issue dates 
•    HAZOPS, SIMOPS P&ID, 3D Model reviews 
•    Special projects 



•    Should possess a Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline OR have 20 years of equivalent work experience and be considered a technical expert in Commissioning and Startup and one or more of the Industrial markets.
•    At least 20 years of CSU and/or Design experience within the market segment. 
•    Knowledge of internal engineering systems and tools.
•    Knowledge of PC, Windows, Office Software and IT implementation background.
•    Up to 50% travel may be required.




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.

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