Engineering Project Manager- Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 167843 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

At Kiewit, we are always working to improve our processes, performance and vision to better serve our customers. As Engineering Project Manager, you’ll establish a culture to inspire a highly capable, committed and engaged team of multi-discipline engineers and designers. By driving communication, providing technical expertise and establishing project goals, you’ll help push the team to its greatest potential with a relentless passion for improvement, while delivering project success through scope, schedule and budget.

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.


  • Develop the team vision, identify priorities and align with operational goals. 
  • Build discipline-specific strategies and objectives for talent management, technology, quality management and risk management. 
  • Manage to the scope, budget, and schedule of projects you are assigned to, inclusive of executing fair change management.
  • Foster high performing teams and behavior to execute projects.
  • Work to fully comprehend the business, industry and changing marketplace the organization resides in; working with Engineering Department Managers, align discipline personnel to meet changing business requirements.
  • Ability to mentor and develop team members maintaining the “train your replacement" mentality.
  • Work with Engineering Department Managers to effectively manage underperforming project team members. 
  • Identify opportunities to leverage technology.
  • Seek ways to improve customer satisfaction, the quality of the work product, and operating efficiencies. 
  • Identify, evaluate, and mitigate operating risks inherent in the business that could materially impact the company’s reputation and/or operating results.
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and a means to manage KPI tracking and reporting.
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology and industry practices and finds practical applications.
  • Provide professional advice to project teams or individual contributors. 
  • Develop and execute a communications plan, ensuring project team members are informed of strategy, shared goals, policies, practices and programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management (or similar field) from an accredited program
  • Ten years of experience in increasingly challenging positions
  • Three to five years of engineering project management experience 
  • Good negotiation, presentation and persuasion skills. Experienced in communicating ideas, winning approval, and reaching resolutions with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to manage projects and progress ideas to execution in a complex environment
  • Strong analytical ability along with the capacity to interpret data and make recommendations
  • Comfortable with change and ambiguity; adaptable, collaborative and a systems thinker
  • Proficient in interpreting and providing direction on project controls and scheduling

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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