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Engineering Project Manager - Kiewit Water Engineering


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 124359 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Water Engineering (KWE) has an immediate opening for an Engineering Project Manager with primary focus on the Municipal Water market in our Engineering Operations group based in Lenexa, KS, USA.  Selected candidates will be part of our growing Engineering team that is developing water and wastewater infrastructure solutions across North America.  Engineering Project Managers at Kiewit are an integral part of our overall project management teams with direct access to Engineering and Construction leaders across the organization and an ability to impact all facets of project designs. Project assignments range from support of proposals and estimates to execution of design and construction support.
At Kiewit, Engineering Project Managers have primary responsibility for design activities of Kiewit design teams on municipal water design-build projects and pursuits. The Engineering Project  Managers are responsible for administering and managing internal design teams including staff planning, budget forecasting, mentoring, and communicating engineering progress and challenges to Kiewit leadership.  The Engineering Project Manager is expected to drive the team to meet project financial, schedule, and project objectives, consistent with Kiewit's standard operating procedures. 

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the Water, Infrastructure, Industrial, Power and Oil, Gas & Chemical (OGC) markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve our customers across markets on projects of any scale and complexity level. Backed by over 130 years of construction expertise, our construction-focused engineering centers on constructability, commissioning and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure total project success. 
The Kiewit Water Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control, structural, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on alternative Design-Build (progressive and/or fixed price) and EPC delivery models for complex water projects.  The team brings project solutions to life across North America in the following areas:
•    Water Treatment
•    Wastewater Treatment
•    Biosolids Treatment
•    Water Reuse
•    Desalination
•    Groundwater Remediation
•    Stormwater Recycling
•    Pipelines and Conveyance
We are a high performing team of engineers and designers that leads the water engineering process and collaborates with Kiewit’s construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


Lenexa, KS (Kansas City area) preferred; Remote consideration 


•    Overall management of the internal project design team(s)
•    Has a detailed understanding of all contractual obligations for the project to ensure contract design requirements are met
•    Facilitates effective communication between design and construction project leadership
•    Plans and coordinates the activities of the design-build process with all Kiewit stakeholders
•    Communicates project design and performance status with Clients and permitting agencies
•    Ensures proper coordination of technical details across multiple engineering disciplines
•    Supports Business Development activities including RFP reviews, proposals, project estimates, engineering fee estimates, etc.
•    Resolves conflicts that arise through partnering with design team, clients, and construction
•    Supports construction priorities and ensures their implementation through the design
•    Promotes design-build best practices, including constructability reviews, schedule compliance and quantity management
•    Plans and communicates needs for Kiewit Engineering resources to support projects
•    Manages and interprets data and results for multiple projects
•    Responsible for meeting project engineering schedules and budgets
•    Identifies current and future risks along with mitigation strategies
•    Consolidates best practices from project execution


•    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related engineering degree
•    10+ years’ experience in the municipal water market
•    5+ years’ experience on managing an engineering and design team of 10 or more
•    Ability to mentor technical staff and foster a team environment
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Working Conditions

•    Fast-paced office environment; must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively; regularly sit, stand, and navigate an office space; communicate both in person and virtually; occasionally lift and move up objects up to 30 pounds.
•    Travel in the U.S. and internationally (10-50%).

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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