Commissioning Manager - Kiewit Industrial and Water Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 169225 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial Group 

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 industrial water treatment processes, which includes various forms of water purification, desalination, water recycling, wastewater treatment, and potable water production.  

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. 


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 
•    Develops and Participates in Training Programs 
•    Develops and writes Operating Philosophies 
•    Develops and writes Basic Engineering Package Operating Manuals 
•    Develops and writes Pre-commissioning / Commissioning Procedures 
•    Develops Estimates for new proposals 


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, or a related field. A Master's degree or professional certification in Water Treatment or Water Resources Engineering would be a plus.
  • Experience: At least 10 years of relevant work experience in water treatment, wastewater management, desalination, or related fields, with at least 5 years in a managerial or supervisory role. Proven experience in the commissioning and startup of major industrial water projects is essential.
  • Technical Skills: Proficient in understanding and interpreting process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and other process design documents. Familiarity with regulatory standards and best practices in water treatment technologies and processes.
  • Project Management Skills: Strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to work within schedules and budgets, and to manage risks effectively.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and team management skills are required. The candidate should be able to coordinate effectively with various stakeholders, including plant operators, engineers, regulatory bodies, and project sponsors.
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency in using engineering office and project management software tools.
  • Certifications: Professional Engineer (PE) license or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification would be an added advantage.
  • Travel: Willingness and ability to travel, as the role might require on-site supervision and inspection of projects across different locations.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues during project commissioning and startup.
  • Safety Consciousness: Demonstrated commitment to maintaining the highest standards of health, safety, and environmental compliance in all project activities.
  • Up to 50% travel may be 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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