Engineering Services Project Manager - KIWE- Lenexa/Denver


Lenexa, KS, US Lone Tree, CO, US

Requisition ID: 171663 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering (KIWE) has an immediate opening for a dynamic Engineering Services Project Manager in our engineering group. You will be part of our growing engineering services team focused on managing engineering projects and working with clients to help build and maintain relationships. This role is crucial as we offer a Solutions Provider mentality that exceeds client expectations, compliments our EPC business and furthers Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 
Kiewit’s Industrial markets include food & beverage, pulp & paper, industrial power, bulk manufacturing, mineral processing, industrial water and advanced manufacturing.  Specifically, you will participate in client discussions, scope definition, engineering estimating, proposals and management of multi-discipline engineering scope.  Working with our technical subject matter experts, this scope can range from studies to conceptual design to detailed engineering design.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to help develop our engineering services business and execution tools.
This position requires an experienced professional capable of balancing multiple competing priorities, either on single larger projects or across many unrelated smaller projects. These priorities include, but are not limited to managing client expectations, maintaining positive and engaging client communication, and managing multi-discipline engineering teams to meet project requirements within budgeted time and price.  Internal communication with department managers for appropriate resources will also be critical.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of markets. Our combined staff of more than 3,000 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 140 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, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused our Industrial markets. 


This position is based out of Lenexa, KS and Lone Tree, CO and may require up to 20% travel on average based on project demands. Opportunities for flexible work are available.


•    Project Management:
o    Direct the development and oversee the implementation of the project execution plan including deliverables lists, schedule, budget, and manpower projections.
o    Schedule and lead project team meetings as required.
o    Coordinate client billings with the Kiewit business management team
o    Monitor and report project progress against the execution plan, take appropriate corrective action if progress falls behind the plan
o    Monitor, control, and report project expenditures against the budget.
o    Oversee contract change notice management process as required
o    Communicate project status to Kiewit Management, such as providing regular weekly reports, monthly reports, and other reports as required
•    Seek ways to improve customer satisfaction and operating efficiencies
•    Lead project planning processes within the pursuit and proposal phase; synthesize the required scope and collaborate with company resources, SME’s and functional leadership in preparing written technical engineering scope, development of services estimate, organizational charts, schedule and other proposal deliverables
•    Through engaging communication, provide technical expertise, establishment of team goals, and alignment with project objectives
•    Develop and execute a communications plan, ensuring team members are informed of strategy, shared goals, objectives, milestones, individual responsibilities, best practices, and policies.
•    Overall management of the project design team
•    Engage with client to fully understand operations priorities and ensures their implementation through the design
•    Identify, evaluate, and document risks inherent in the project that could materially impact the overall success and develop a mitigation plan, jointly between Kiewit and the client, to best allocate the risk and associated mitigation items
•    Coordinate discussions on project design and performance status with Clients 
•    Work within a matrix environment to communicate and coordinate resource needs


•    Bachelor's Degree in mechanical, process, chemical, civil/structural, or electrical engineering; or related field
•    Minimum 10 years' experience in increasingly challenging positions, preferably in an engineering organization
•    5+ years’ experience performing engineering-related design or management within the industrial market, preferred
•    5+ years’ experience in a consulting role, preferred
•    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.
•    Must be self-motivated, results oriented and must constantly coach in order to develop team members.
•    Strong organizational and time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communications skills
•    Attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Ability to work well as part of a team




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


Base Compensation: $152,257 - $159,507

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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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